Momentum is built with hard work. Hard work is built on regularity. You have to burn the candle at both ends. i think half of the stuff that I have done really has been done in the wee small hours, and by pushing myself.
I know plenty of people who wonder about having a lot of work and don’t do the work. Things don’t materialise out of nowhere.
The thing is hard work in the service of something you love doesn’t feel the way that work in the service of your bills feels.
Start with the art, and the enjoyment, build the challenge around that, and then you have the work.
The challenges and the games that I have made to push the boundaries of my art, really have made the art immensely fun.