It's a beautiful moment, when you sit down with your guitar and just start noodling away, and something comes. It'll just strike you as resonant and it'll feel right.
But, alas, those beautiful moments are surrounded by a lot of meaningless noodling before-hand and a lot of hard re-working and re-writing afterward, before they become beautiful songs.
And it's O-So-Easy to not do the meaningless noodling or the hard working. Just wanting the flowing, easy moments, specially at the end of a day spent doing a day-job.
This results in two thing - trying to turn all your noodling into a song start, and ending up (as in my case) with 2 million song starts and no finished products.
Where for art thou discipline, my old friend.....maybe all those "you need to learn self discipline" lessons I was meant to be learning in my teens would've paid off right now.
So - what are your best strategies for getting your butt to sit and do the hard stuff? Successful suggestions please!!!