I've been working on material for a new CD. My strategy? To faithfully "show up" at the piano and stay in the present when composing.
This strategy has worked very well for me as it takes pressure off to create a product.
No need to rush here. It must come at it's own pace and I must remain true to my own philosophy of letting the music tell me where it wants to go.
But I've been frustrated lately. I want it done already. Good thing I have a working strategy that gets me through these ego driven periods. The periods where the "I want" rears it's ugly head.
My initial goal date for the completed CD is Jan 2010. I'm not sure I wil make that date. No matter. The main concern is the music and my attitude when creating it.
Sure, I could rush to put out a product and satisfy my desire for completion. But I know better.