Was exploring this in my own notes. Here's what I came up with -
The writing skill is the act of:
*Sitting down somewhere suitable to work
*Outling a rough idea of what I want to write
*Starting to write (by which, I mean starting to type)
But sometimes I "don't have it" - then what?
Well, alternatively I can:
*Read a little while
*Just sit there and suffer
Training this skill is training the components of:
*Going to the correct suitable environment
*Outlining the writing
*Starting to write
*If I don't "have it", choosing a suitable alternative activity instead of distraction
This is a skill/habit/action pattern that requires development to be effective. Doing this regularly and consistently will make me better at it.
Sometimes I'll fall short with it. That's okay. It's the constant application of myself to it that will cause improvement in skill and judgment. Whereas right now, my default might be to turn to distraction if I'm frustrated, over time and practice that default will shift and it will become easier.
Seems correct-ish. Like anything else, you can habituate and train yourself to be able to do creative things, even if you "don't have it" at any given time.