Taylor Swift spent about two years writing dozens and dozens of songs for her RED album. At one point, her label thought she had enough material to release an album, but Taylor wasn’t done writing. In fact, she couldn’t stop.
“I wrote for two years and I wrote until I couldn’t write anymore,” she said. “That was the stopping point for this album. I knew when I couldn’t think of one more thing that I needed to write about, couldn’t conjure up one more emotion that hadn’t already been conveyed on the album somehow.”
Eventually, Taylor reached a point where she told herself “put the guitar down” and knew the album was finished. It didn’t take long though before she picked up her pen and guitar to begin working on tunes for her next project.