Remaining creative and finding joy in that work isn't a sprint to the finish. It's a long run and if you don't pace yourself, whether you do this vocationally or not, you run out of steam. The creative process has a rhythm and requires not just time but energy, and to keep that energy you need to watch how fast you burn it. Whether you're a so-called working pro or not, your creative energy and drive are your greatest assets; do what you need to protect them.
David duChemin, extracted from Vision is Better 2.
I love this man's work and words ... his photographs too.