I'd like to ask you this:
Have you ever written something that sounds very similar to something that already exists though without meaning to? If so, what do you do about it? Do you try to vary it so that it sounds different or do you keep it as it is and hope no one notices the similarity??
I'm asking this cos it's happened to me a few times. From listening to music, I've unconsciously absorbed certain sounds and melodies and sometimes, I've regurgated them thinking it is original until I realise it's from a certain piece! It's never exactly like the original but enough for me to feel reluctant in finishing the piece off because of it!
Would love to hear your opinions. Thanks.