Thank you for taking the time to reply. Right now I write everything for the guitar. I use pencil, paper and instrument. Working in notation is more difficult for me as far as real time experimentation with ideas. This biggest problem I am facing with Inventions is work flow. You your suggestion is well taken for, though I have not literally tracked an invention in the manner you described, I have done so in essence. If I noticed in a Bach invention that he used an Augmentation of the Motive as a counterpoint to a statement of the Motive in inversion, I try doing so as well. But as I suggested, the work flow is not smooth. Trying to maintain some semblance of a form is a challenge. I am at a point at which in free composition I have a grasp of the rudiments of form. I may not compose something beautiful but it has a beginning, a middle and an end. It goes somewhere within the form. I am having a hard time doing that in an Invention style. I say something to myself like" Ok I have stated the Motive and Harmonically have stated a closed progression, now I want to state the Motive in inversion with an opening progression and I wonder if a statement of the Countermotive in Augmentation could be set as a counterpoint to this statement of the Motive." Trying to be conscious of this as well as where I am Harmonically reduces the process to a bit of trial and error. Whereas in a less restricted setting, I can easily fill in the form with phrases that have a sense of direction and structure, though, again, not necessarily beautiful.