this is how you break out of the never ending files of 8 bar loops on your hard drive.
Copy the 8 bar loop 30 times back to back.
go to the beginning and begin to create a starting arrangement by muting and unmuting things until at about 1 minute in you have your full 8 bar arrangement in. Now you begin to add other sounds or fx to suit your break downs or build ups. You continue until you think your done.
If you don't copy that 8 bar loop like i've told you...then you won't get far at all cuz you have to trick your mind into not thinking that the 8 bar loop is a finalized creation. This is the key. Copying the loop 30 times forces you into thinking linearly and makes you do things to keep it interesting otherwise if your bored than your listener is most definitely bored.
"you bust your ass to make all the money you can...thinking it solves shit...and then you realize..when and if you get there at all...you got more problems and you missed out on the one thing you can't buy or get back...your life! Spend time with friends and family...You can be broke in other ways too!...."