I think about this all the time. Probably on some level daily.
Throughout my creative life, it’s a constant alternating current of creative floods and inspiration droughts. As I get older, I’ve become more aware of which season I happen to be swimming (or wading) through at the moment.
For me, 2018 has been mostly a dry season creatively. Throughout this year, though, I’ve scrutinized my own creativity and the processes that go along with it: inspiration, influences, discipline, retention, organization, and so many other things I never really noticed which affect the bigger mechanism of transforming thoughts and ideas into fully formed, well-executed things.
Revamping my website — shit, even this very blog post — are some of the ways I’m trying to build good habits of creating while not feeling terribly inspired.
We’ll see how this goes. As long as it keeps going.