I think the biggest thing in those moments, though, is so much of what I write about and think about is how to be nice to myself. I feel like for so many artists, that is the truest creative block—we’re just assholes to ourselves. Why is it actually hard to start again? Because I’m maybe not being nice to myself. Yeah, I was busy this week. I was doing other stuff.
There’s some writing in 12-step literature, that I really like, about praying. It says, when you get off track, not if, that the only answer is to resume prayer. I always really liked that, because you just resume. You just start praying again if you’ve stopped. You don’t sit and beat yourself up for two weeks. You just start. You just resume.