It’s important to the creative process to keep in motion. That is, write, compose, paint, sculpt, etc., every day. If the muse is to speak to one, one must be in a listening posture. That is, struggling with the material at hand day by day by . . .
And sometime fallow time is needed. I’ve gone as much as two months without composing. It’s not that the creative urge wasn’t there, but perhaps I felt it was time to rest a little and read something that might or might not have something to do with music. All of that, I believe, feeds the creative process through communication with enlightened minds – often minds better than my own. And I know that it’s time to start composing again when, in sleep, I begin to dream about composing.