I have been writing music for a few years now. I have grown confident in writing for choirs, but still feel unsure for whenever I start writing for other ensambles.Usually when I start I think of a theme and then develope it in my head. I usually don't think much of what shape it should be and stuff like that, I just evolve it as it goes. Some say it doesn't have much sense if I attempt to write more modern pieces, those who don't like that kind of music say it's worthless and in the end I feel like I haven't done much ...And then I feel like I don't belong in a music world.
What do you do when you start writing, what are your techniques, what is your boost for confidence?