Some comments by various people regarding creativity. Just five for now. There are more for another time.
'Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.'
'When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.'
'If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise.'
'The ideal way to work on a project is to ask a question you don’t know the answer to.'
Francis Ford Coppola
I can vouch for Coppola's remarks. The drudgery of writing is lessened and can even be made pleasurable when it is a doubly creative process in the sense that there is creative content within the created (written) object.