Fellow CP+Ber, Todd Walker, writes a nice blog, Designing Innovations. I loved this Chuck Close quote he posted:
Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work and the belief that things will grow out of the activity itself and that you will, through work, bump into other possibilities and kick open other doors that you would never dream up if you were just sitting around looking for a great art idea. And that a belief in that the process, in a sense, is liberating and that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel everyday.
I always get stuck at the start of a project. When tackling something, like a new book, the task always seems too large to get my arms around. I guess the best solution is to just get to work.