Awesome! Thanks to the forum, Steve can now directly answer readers' concerns.
Now I understand these ideas, previouly introduced in a forum post. They scared me when I first read them, but now they're clear in the article.
This whole discussion about creativity made me realise that at least 3 hours of creative time are needed to achieve anything in creativity.
The only time I found to do this is the morning, before I go to work. I've tried writing in the evening after work for a good 3 years... it was difficult, and it's become impossible now that I have met my soulmate.
I've been waking up early for the past 5 days. It's not easy (set my alarm at 4:00, but actually wake up at 5:00), but I have a good reason to do it, so it's not impossible. I've taken the time to visualize what it would mean to wake up this early: no more going to the pub with friends (or at least no more beer or wine drinking), going to bed earlier...
I find morning to be a good time for creativity, once you've passed the stage of being mad at the entire world because you're awake and writing at 5:00 AM. The muse of inspiration is definitely with you when you log in the time to summon it!
If anyone else has a day job and is working on putting the necessary time to develop an artistic activity, would love to learn about your experience.