You have to be in the mood to make art.
Don’t believe all those people that say “Oh you just have to chip away at it”. Sometimes nothing will come, and you just have to accept that. Sometimes that’s ok, and that is all you need to suddenly have everything come at once.
On the flip side, it’s ok to give yourself space, but not enough space that you become paralysed by your inability to do anything. “Resting” is a myth.
In short, art is a paradox. It is fickle, fleeting AND requires discipline AND ALSO requires freedom. This is a very hard condition to manufacture.
Sometimes, you succeed. Sometimes you fail. I think the main thing is that you keep trying and take the good days with the bad.
Today was a good day. Yesterday was not. Such is life.