You have to divorce the enjoyment of the creative act from the business and outcome of that creation. That image really says it all.
But every now and then I have to pull myself up short to remind myself I am a writer. A storyteller.
And if I’m not enjoying being a writer and telling stories, I’m doing something wrong.
If I’m honest with myself, most of the problem lies between my ears.
When I find myself planning what I’m doing based on a desired outcome rather than the sheer joy of telling a story, it’s time take a deep breath and sort “stuff” out.