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20 Things "Hamlet 2" Taught Us About The Creative Process

"Every time I try to go for something, my heart gets stomped on like a baby kitten."

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1. Having ideas is one thing. Getting them on paper is another.

2. You feel like you're making perfect sense, but no one else seems to understand you.

3. You become paranoid. Everyone is out to get you.

4. You've never been more livid.

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5. And you lash out accordingly.

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6. You start to wonder what you're capable of.

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7. And then you just get depressed.

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8. You feel hopeless.

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9. You reflect on past failures. Have any of your creative pursuits ever amounted to anything?

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10. In desperation, you start to mull over other career options.

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11. You turn to substances for distraction.

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12. But then suddenly, something clicks. The words flow from you like tears. (Also, you might be crying.)

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13. The right people get it. They appreciate you as an artist.

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14. You've got a new attitude. You know your work is good, and nothing — and no one — can stand in your way.

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15. When your creativity comes to fruition, even the haters are swayed.

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16. Everyone can finally see it: There's a method to your madness.

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17. And they all want a piece of it.

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18. You've never felt more alive and inspired.

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19. So you get back to creating again, while the juices are still flowing.

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20. Annnd you're right back where you started.

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