I like to jerk around with writing my own songs. Not a gigging musician. Just love music and playing guitar. I like Blues, Rock, Hard Rock, and Heavy Metal. My question is this. When trying to come up with a song lets say in the Heavy Metal genre. You usually want to come up with a good riff and go from there. At least that is what I have read from some of my favorite bands. I have a hard time doing that. For me it is easier to play out in my head a killer solo and then while going over this solo in my head think of a riff that would compliment it. Any thoughts on this?