blink | blink | blink | the cursor on the empty page flashed like a visual metronome.
Then like a toppled glass the words poured like water onto the screen.
We in the industry call this flow or getting in the zone.
Ideas and thoughts flow through you as if coming from a higher place.
Some people call it daemons, I call it a creative ephiphany.
Your normal life and actions may at times leak out some creativity around the seams.
It isn't until you reach this perfect frame of mind does the firehose of genius flow in and then out as art, or music, or writing, or engineering, or coding.
The link, the keystone, the catalyst that bridges connections between fields, between skills, between topics and theory.
Nobody can stay in the zone for too long. Of course the only way to admire the beauty of your creation is to snap out of the zone. To reverse the direction of the flow and absorb the work you have done.
You also don't want to stay in this direction for too long, else you will become stuck ruminating and you will stop growing.