Not exactly writer's block, just that I have problems on how to work with all the unscheduled free times. I really wanna turn music composition into a full-time work. Honestly, I just spent far too much time on a single project and could not make anything fine out of it. Part of the struggle is trying to change my style, I'm a bit tired of the hybrid stuff and needed something more intimate.
In a way that @Phonometrologist said we get a job to fund our music work. I've been freelancing in web development and then get more money from investing in cryptocurrencies, so I can fund the expansion of my sample library collection. I've just picked up Jade Ethnic Orchestra and Studio Steel Drum, hopefully I can do a bit more melodic works from them.
Entering 2-3 contests at the same time is a nice way to train myself how to adapt to different timed projects and styles. For AIM I used free instruments, NGADM I'm going to alternate between free and paid, and finally NGUAC for experimental melodic works. My goals for these contests are even if I don't win, I still can create something worthwhile and fresh. My philosophy for entering contest is never to compete with other people, but to put pressure on myself so I can become better.
Last year I really like how @vocaloutburst made their entries into NGADM and I'm very impressed how diverse is their range of composition and style. I make my goals for this year's work is to follow similar footsteps of vocaloutburst. Another person I'm taking inspiration from is @EvilRaccoon, from his more experimental works. Peter basically sets the bar for hybrid stuff on NG, but I've found his works for the scoring contests as something should be learned from.
It's just finally time to get out of the comfort zone and do something different, set another chapter in my music composition.
Anyway, I hope y'all gonna have a great week. Stay tuned.