“Write drunk and edit sober.”
The artist is a brave soul. Creativity can give you whiplash. Making art is a constant battle with yourself.
After feeling like the nail all weekend, I found inspiration within one minute of work and suddenly I felt like the hammer again.
No one cares about what the artist makes more than the artist that made it. Therefore, some narcissism is required just to make art. Then it’s required for survival in the creative world. Without it, the artist would never have the guts to put themselves out there for the world to notice (or ignore).