Hey guys. My band is in the process of writing for our second album. Even though we seem to have a lot of great ideas and several songs already sorted out, there just doesn't seem to be the same level of energy and enthusiasm to push through and get them done. I'm wondering if others have seen this same phenomenon. Is it normal? With our first CD we pushed out and recorded 11 songs in 6 months which I thought was a very strong effort. Through the whole thing everybody was stoked and ready to spend whatever time was needed. I think the material for the second album is stronger and more defining for us as a band. But we just can't seem to drive it forward. As an aside...our gigging schedule has dropped off in Sept and Oct and we have had a great opportunity to complete these songs...so it's not like the schedule is too full.