Songwriting is like a muscle. If you don't work it out its going to get mushy and weak. With this in mind I try to spend time every day writing something. That doesn't mean I'm always sitting down with guitar in hand or piano keys under my fingers. Sometimes I just sit and write out lyrics even if those lyrics never get used. Whatever it is I am working out that creative muscle.
Here is a little something that came of a creative writing session. I wasn't actually planning to get anything much out of this particular session, but I grew rather fond of the sound I was coming up with. Here is the rough draft of "Always For Me".
(If you listen closely at the end you can hear my in-laws wiener dog barking in the background.)