I watched VH1’s storytellers last night. It’s a show I’d never sought out because I figured it would be hokey. But I was flipping channels and stopped on the episode with Bruce Springsteen. It was magnificent. I loved how he deconstructed his songs, bit by bit and then afterwards he would say something like, “Do you think I was thinking all these things while I was writing these songs? Well, I wasn’t, but I was feeling them.” His point was that at some point this is where you come to in your craft–where it is FELT, as opposed to KNOW.
Whether you like Bruce Springsteen or not (I happen to), I’d urge you to watch this episode because I’m certain, you’ll find some validation in your process of thinking, of crafting.