So in the new key I am working in, I have decided to use some chords bunched in close together. So my tonic, Gb major 7, I play as F,Gb, Ab, and Db. My 7dim. chord I would play as F, Ab, B. The same chords sound more dissonant and condensed when played differently. I'm almost to a point where I could write a song in this key.
I realized yesterday that two of my songs have very similar melodies, but differ in rhythms and in some of the chords, and in structure. That's probably ok.