When I begin writing a song, I’m always excited while I’m thinking about all the possibilities. I can think of the tune, the beat, the arrangement and all the little tricks I can do. Getting started is tedious and a little boring by comparison, because in order to make each song sound unique and interesting, I have to put together different instruments every time. The middle part gets worse, as I have to deal with all sorts of issues like balancing, and realizing that some of the things I thought of while planning are actually not that great.
But if I stick through the production, and allow the finished product to emerge, I find I often like what comes out and it was definitely all worth it. Even songs that don’t turn out great, the whole ordeal is often a very good learning experience.
I believe it’s the same story as in life. It’s always exciting to think about what you’re going to do with your life. Ambitions, hopes and dreams. But getting started is always tricky, and actually being on that road can be very difficult. But when you stick with it, you find that you either come up with something you can be proud of, or you’ve learned a whole lot and can use that knowledge to make your next moves.