Is frustration a part of the creative process? Wanting to see the finished product unleashed?
I ask this as I am experiencing some frustration with a current project that I am working on. It is with a community organisation and I have spent quite a few hours developing a new website. It is ready to go “live” and people are waiting for that to happen. The only thing we are waiting for is the transfer of the domain name. This should be a simple process but it has hit a few hurdles (are hurdles part of the creative process too?)
Anyway I am waiting on an email from the new host to say that the domain name has been transferred. Once this has taken place I can then make the website live. I can see my work go public. I can get feedback and make improvements based on that. Hopefully the new website will create some new interest in the organisation.
I have been obsessed with checking my emails for that magic one to arrive that will make it all happen. So I think I have answered my own question. We can create something and get pleasure and satisfaction from that activity. The process of making it public is a separate part but an important one that enables us to share our creativity. We have less control over this part of the process.
I should remember the teachings of Stoicism that “some things are up to us; others are not.”