It can be easier

People talk about creative work as a task so difficult that it basically draws blood. And it does require effort.

But when I believe that the process has to drain me for the outcome to be good, then I set up draining habits for myself. When I believe that showing up is enough to get me started, then I show up and things start.

This is good news because in the end, nobody who sees the end result cares how difficult it was to make.