I have a favorite website, called Brainpickings, whose curator, Maria Popova, assembles interesting, thought-provoking and inspiring things from all walks of art and literature. I can’t count the times I’ve gone down the rabbit hole of the site and emerged, hours later, thoughts spinning in new directions. You should definitely check it out.
She often posts about writers’ daily routines, and what inspires them. There are so many things that can get in the way of creativity. All these artists seem to agree on one thing, though. You can’t create if you don’t sit down and just do something. I think photorealist Chuck Close said it best: