So I kind of have a weird compulsion about songwriting that really gnaws at me a good bit. Ideally I try to write at least a few riffs every day or so, and maybe even a full song if I get inspired enough. The problem is that I expect to strike gold every time I get in front of the computer, and well, that doesn't always happen and it makes me feel like sh*t the next day. I know in my head that it's completely unrealistic to think everything I write will be great, but sometimes I can sit down and everything sounds musical and I get really inspired. But some days I can sit down with my guitar and everything just literally sounds like noise, and I end up wasting 4 hours trying to force something good to come out. It can get so bad that I'm afraid to try writing because I don't want to deal with the frustration of not being able to write a good song. If anyone has found themself in a similar situation, I'd be open to hearing ideas on how to deal with those feelings and maybe get past them.