What works best for me is to not consider creativity a limited resource.
I get an idea and think, "I can do that."
Then I get started. Sometimes it takes longer than expected, sometimes it's easy, sometimes it's impossible, sometimes it's a false start.
But I never turn down the idea. I never think it's too much work. I never worry about whether it's commercial or whether it fits anywhere.
I just try to write it. I think I can do it all. I try to do it all.
There is also the idea that if it doesn't work, no harm. I can set it aside, or change it.
There's always more where that came from.
This openness to writing, without filters, has been incredibly productive.
There is an important caveat. I need to finish most of what I start.
It's probably only possible because of the digital world, with the assumption that if I finish and if it's any good, I can put it out. Nothing blocking me.
So write it.
5 days ago