Creative joy is imperative in your art.
By that I mean, an artist, a writer – a whatever kind of
Now don’t be absurd.
No one is going to enjoy everything all of the time.
At the least, you should be enjoying at least a part of your work.
One might find the most pleasure in the organization and planning at the beginning.
Another in the task itself.
And some may feel like it is all mostly work until they have a finished product they can enjoy.
If it all feels like a drudgery though, you might just be working on the wrong thing.
That’s no good. If there’s no joy in it, it’s just no good. It’s best to go on to some other area, where the deposits of talent may be richer and the fun quotient higher.
-Stephen King, On Writing