Being a songwriter is such a bizarre job in so many ways. You are trying to take something that does not exist and has never existed, and pull something beautiful and real out of thin air. The process is everything. Learning to let it flow through you quickly before it can be too tainted by too much thought is important. Having the skills and craft down so that you can capture an emotion, and embalm it, if you will, in a flash — as quick as it’s felt — allows the process to stay pure. The more you muddle and question and mess with a great, pure feeling, the more diluted it becomes — and the more watered down it becomes to your ears. That’s why spending time and practicing and developing your instincts is so important. Then when a great idea comes, it can flow through fast and not be missed by too much mucking about.