The Creative Process
Before we get to the words and notes we might write and sing, let’s think a little about the creative process in broad terms.
There's certainly a truth in both approaches, but most of us will probably hover somewhere between these two extremes, drifting a little further one way or the other depending on how we’re feeling that day.
The truth is this: you won’t always feel inspired. This is OK! More often, in fact, writing a song will feel like work. But this is a good thing. Songwriting - like any other skill - requires discipline and application, and there are always other things you can be doing in these moments to develop existing ideas. This might stimulate a change in direction or just get the creative juices flowing again. If your brain is engaged in the mechanisms of problem solving then stuff is happening. You just have to learn to trust the process.