I'm going to be writing for a newspaper soon. Much of the motivation I had for asking if I could is because I need deadlines. I've talked about this before, but as a writer or artist, there probably should be deadlines involved somehow, unless you're the type of person who can regiment yourself well. I am not that person.
I've been doing presentations lately, too. I have nothing much to add. All I can say is, if you find yourself in a funk, look for new opportunities that might jump start your car.