Entering into my creative process in a classroom of people is not my favourite thing to do. It's kind of like when someone's in the bathroom while you're trying to ahem....you know. You don't want to make any noise. You want to be quick. You don't want people to know that it's hard for you! I'm used to being creative at home, where I can contort my face in anguish when the words aren't coming to me, when I can grunt primally in frustration, and where I can take my clothes off if I want to. The creative process is vulnerable and not always pretty or socially acceptable. It takes some courage to let it happen in the presence of others.
I blame science. Years of sitting in class, not participating. No assignments, just lectures. And exams. That's the world I know. Knew. :)