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    I've had creative spurts, and creative dry spells, but last night I was editing/re-writing as if I were inspired. I patched up a song I've been marinating on for 6 months, and went to sleep editing another song in my head. Rewriting is the hardest part of the process, and I rarely do it, so this was weird. I hope it continues. Anyone else experienced this?
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    I've had creative spurts, and creative dry spells, but last night I was editing/re-writing as if I were inspired. I patched up a song I've been marinating on for 6 months, and went to sleep editing another song in my head. Rewriting is the hardest part of the process, and I rarely do it, so this was weird. I hope it continues. Anyone else experienced this?


    For me it's not weird; it's de rigeur.
    “Good Vibrations” was probably a good record but who's to know? You had to play it about 90 bloody times to even hear what they were singing about. What’s next? Rock opera? —Pete Townshend, Melody Maker Interview, 1966.

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      . . . , as if I were inspired. . . . ,


      perhaps you were
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGxDwt26FZc
      http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/marshallsongs
      http://www.reverbnation.com/#!/marshallsongs

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        I've had creative spurts, and creative dry spells, but last night I was editing/re-writing as if I were inspired. I patched up a song I've been marinating on for 6 months, and went to sleep editing another song in my head. Rewriting is the hardest part of the process, and I rarely do it, so this was weird. I hope it continues. Anyone else experienced this?


        Yes! When I first came here, the emphasis was on re-writing. And you, CM, were a big part of that emphasis. Now, as with Lee above, it's part of the routine and I tend to get on a roll with it just as I do with anything else. Sometimes I can't seem to get in the head space to re-write. But other times... bam, I see the forest for the trees and can make a tiny change that alters to thing for the better, or make a big change (or many changes) that literally transforms the song.

        So yeah, sometimes I get on a roll with it... and sometimes not. And hopefully there's something else thats starting to get on a roll to fill the gap. Like the initial spark, or the recording, or...
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