Good advice from CreativeSomething.net ("The rules of a creator’s life"):
1. Do more than what you're told to do.
2. Try new things.
3. Teach others about what you know.
4. Make work into play. Make play into work.
5. Take breaks.
6. Work when others are resting.
7. Always be creating
8. Make your own inspiration.
9. Love what you do, or leave.