The Stages of Creativity

1. the idea 

2. the idea is going to make you rich and famous

3. imagining what it will be like to be rich and famous 

4. inspiration

5. working under the influence of inspiration  

6. take a break

7. procrastinate

8. stop 

9. rethink

10. self-doubt 

11. this is the worst idea ever 

12. maybe the grocery store down the road is hiring

13. depression 

14. complete loss of hope

15. sleep 

16. awaken to inspiration 

17. start again 

18. self-reward (see also: streaming an entire season of breaking bad on netflix, masturbation)

19. procrastination (see also: streaming a second season of breaking bad on netflix, masturbation)

20. someone far less talented than you just got rich and famous off their blog 

21. self-doubt

22. you are never going to be an artist 

23. your parents will never be proud of you 

24. depression 

25. sleep 

26. inspiration

27. start again, again

28. forget to reward yourself  

29. keep working

30. no eating

31. coffee

32. all-nighter 

33. more coffee 

34. talk about your brilliant new project to your friends

35. they think it’s only “kinda cool”

36. throw everything away 

37. how old is too old to move back in with your parents?

38. sleep

39. inspiration

40. start again, again 

41. no reward

42. no eating

43. no coffee

44. all-nighter

45. coffee

46. more coffee 

47. IT’S ALIVE! 

48. completion 

49. Amazon Reviews

50. depression