“The artist’s journey comes after the hero’s journey. Everything that has happened to us up to this point is rehearsal for us to act, now, as our true self and to find and speak in our true voice. The artist’s journey is the process of self-discovery that follows. It will last as long as we’re alive, and maybe longer.”
This one’s a little difficult to summarize and not laid out in the most reader-friendly format, but it’s worth checking out.
Steven Pressfield has been unspooling what he calls The Artist’s Journey on his blog over the course of the past few months and it’s a fascinating look at how he sees the evolution of a creative career.
The best way to consume it is probably to start here on his category page, and scroll down to work your way through all of his Artist’s Journey posts.