In Steven Pressfield’s famous book, The War of Art, he talks about the moment when you become a professional creative.
It has nothing to do with compensation. It’s the moment when you begin to produce work because it’s your job, not because you feel inspired in this moment.
When you show up and work, you let inspiration know where to find you.
Most people wait for the muse to come visit before they create. These people are amateurs. To turn pro, it’s your job to make something no matter how you’re feeling. Be a pro.