From "Hamilton's America", a PBS documentary special, Lin-Manuel covers the thought process he can sometimes go through when creating.
"Shooting off at the mouth, shooting from the hip, shooting the shit" — before he gets stuck and trails off into, "Shooting something, shooty shooty shooty shooty shot." Then it cuts to Odom onstage, rapping the final version: "You got to be carefully taught, if you talk, you’re gonna get shot."
View clips or the full documentary, with PBS Membership, here.
Take your Shot! (responsibly please - we care about you)