Monday (Jan 13) your brand new creative life starts. In the meantime, there is a nice, long, meaty chapter from the book The Artist's Way that you should read. If you don't have the book...no problem...this chapter is posted on the author's website as a .pdf. (I tried to copy it here but it doesn't seem to be the type of .pdf you can do that with)
or, if you have the book, the chapter entitled "Basic Tools."
Read that and then come and tell us what your thoughts are.