I write, produce, and perform pop music.
A great day for me is working on multiple projects in a day - it means I'm doing something right if I have a lot going on! I'd be doing some writing on my own, working on a track or two, and having a writing session with a co-writer via Google Hangout. I'd also be sending out a few e-mails here and there, trying to follow-up with different connections I've made throughout my travels.
Organize your projects really well within your computer. Listen to what inspires you, but not too much of it. Learn songwriting structure and be creative within the different structures. Everybody says networking is important, but they never explained to me what it is. I learned really fast that it isn't about walking up to everyone you meet and giving them a business card. It's finding people you genuinely get along with and forming friendships. As they succeed, you will, too!
Here's the first step for middle school students
START! It's the hardest part. Take voice lessons, watch YouTube videos about production, and write as much as you can.
"Somebody needs to tell her she can't sing. She can't sing her way out of a paper bag."