I really am getting into corners untouched for a very long time. I ran across an index card on which I had typed (yes, typed on a typewriter, so that's how old it is) this quotation which I think can be applied to the creative journey:
Do a little more of that work which you had sometime confessed to be good, which you feel that society and your justest judge rightly demands of you. Do what you reprove yourself for not doing. Know that you are neither satisfied or dissatisfied with yourself without reason. Let me say to you and to myself in one breath, Cultivate the tree which you have found to bear fruit in your soul.
Thoreau "On Man and Nature"