According to Alison Lee --
"Struggle is a part of it. Struggle is a big part of being creative. You can't leave that out. If you're not stuck in the struggle for awhile, you're not being creative. Creativity isn't always a pretty little picture. Sometimes it's muck, mire and cloudy days. And you just keep going through it and you come out the other side."Check out her site. She podcasts, too.