creativity takes patience. sometimes it takes me 8 hours of half-assed ideas and blank stares at the wall before the creative spark ignites. the important part of this is that those 8 hours were necessary. if i had stopped for the day at hour 6, i would have never reached hour 8, and with it, all those little fragments of thoughts that eventually wove themselves together into something productive. the bad ideas were indeed necessary, and without wading through them, the good idea wouldn’t have come.