I do not believe that inspiration should be relied upon for creative work.

There is SO much foundational and structural work you _have_ to do before "inspiration" can even make a dent in The Work. Boring organization, cleaning the shop, purchasing supplies, actually getting to your desk, roughing in a concept, stretching, etc.

Do all of that first before complaining that that inspiration didn't strike.

@csalzman inspiration is never my problem; the amount of time I can spend on perspiration _always_ is.

@hypomodern yes, same here! I regret how much time I spent not doing the perspiration part back when I had the time.


@csalzman (in the sense that it's about _making_ the time and inconveniencing oneself into making progress on things; things I strive to get better at always)

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