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As a performance musician, I find a lot in common with my workspace nowadays. When I am in what they call "zone"-- I am in a loop where I am checking the results of what I just did while listening to the thing I'm about to type while typing the thing I'm actually typing. This reminded me that while performing music I have to learn the technique and practice the notation before I can get to the zone, where I am aware at the point of the music being *made.* When you find yourself in that space, the art suggests things. In cooking, it might be an unexpected pepper. In writing, it might be a perfect metaphor. A character might start speaking to you. Or the actor finds herself being spoken "through" by the character. I feel it is wrong to resist inspiration. That's what you did all the practicing for.
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