When you're on your own, you have all the self-censorship that everybody has when they try and write. All the little voices that say, 'No, you can't write that, what will they think of that?'
Certainly being proficient in an instrument does have its problems. Because the better you get, the more you just start sounding like an ordinary guitarist. There are certainly guitarists that transcend that and do really find their sound and all that sort of stuff.
I'm not religious, and I'm not a Christian, but I do reserve the right to believe in the possibility of a god.
I have an armchair interest in gardening, but I don't like to get my knees dirty. I don't have a garden.