This centers around the question of what you might use as building blocks for music and why you might discard something you worked on.This likely differs with the composer.
I began this several days ago with no real direction. Things I like about it- I like the combination of instruments, bouzouki, drums, violin, flute and an elvish voice singing in the background.
Things I dislike about it - It needs to break away from AM in a big way. Tempo might be a bit slow. I could see maybe taking the beginning A minor idea and moving into some new territory. I was shooting for a celtic sound and this ended up sounding almost like Asian music. I need to look at changing the mode. I think the high violin added to that. Not necessarily a bad thing . I really think I would be ok pitching it in the bin and starting over.
Would you do the same?
Here's the file. ANGEL OF THE POND it's a link to my Google drive and is a wave file so it might not be as apt to load on some browsers ( fingers crossed).