I'm a beginner to the CG, but still I feel a deep need to compose. Of course, up to now, there are just some spare themes. But my need to compose, I think, it comes from the fact I have a bad memory, making me very slow in learning new pieces for interpretation. As a beginner I am also slow in reading the scores, so I cannot rely on them, but the worst is to memorize what I've already read and played. It is so much easy for me, and pleasing too, to think and play and even write new themes (I cannot call them melodies yet). And in this case, my memory works a little bit better. In conclusion, I like to compose because of my memory, being to bad for interpretation. What about you?