Why does this happen to me?

  1. I am writing a piece, and it’s going painfully. “I’ve lost it.”
  2. I am writing a piece, and it’s going well. “I might actually be a musician!”
  3. I’ve just finished a piece that turned out to be rather nice. “I might actually be a musician!”
  4. I am between pieces. “I’ve lost it.”

One of the weirder things I’ve noticed is that once the piece is finished, no one can tell whether it was produced under the #1 conditions or the #2 conditions. Something good can result whether the creation process was effortless or excruciating.

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