Joy in Creativity?

I subscribe to a couple of – okay, several – blogs. Seth Godin’s is my favorite because he writes pithy pieces containing useful ideas. I don’t always agree with him, but I always read what he has to say.

In “You’ve arrived,” Seth writes:
There’s no division between the painful going and the joyous arriving. If we let it, the going can be the joyful part.
It turns out that arrival isn’t the point, it can’t be, because we spend all our time on the journey.

I take this to mean that going and arriving are so intimately connected, there is no point in trying to separate them. The journey is the point.

Where are you going in your writing or other creative expressions? Do you receive joy from the process? Or is joy suspended in anticipation of the product to come?

I am exploring these questions this evening.

What about you? Do you take joy in your creativity?