“Learning to think of creativity as a long-term relationship is very helpful. There will be good days and bad days. That’s the nature of a long-term union and a far healthier level of expectation, one that is far more accurate, than demanding it provide honeymoon peak experiences every time. ‘But still it must take such discipline,’ I am frequently told.
“Actually, no. It doesn’t. I love words. I love playing with them. I love seeing what I can do with them and what they can do with me. A day when I write is a happy day.”
Julia Cameron, The Vein of Gold (New York: Tarcher/Putnam, 1996), 142.