Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work.
I recently came across this quote in this NYTimes article: Want to Be Creative on Purpose? Schedule It. The major implication of Mr. Close’s quotation is that you don’t have to be creative to create. So here’s a secret ninja trick that will help: Don’t wait around for creativity to strike. Strike creativity! Invent an obligation for yourself so you have to be creative on purpose.