Setting yourself on fire always ends in ashes. I’ve said you should do exactly that, too; find what ignites you and let it burn you down to nothing. That doesn’t mean I’m blind to the less pleasant parts of that process though. It has an ending, an unavoidable ending, and…
The point isn’t to avoid that ending, it’s to start something new once you reach it.
At the moment when everything starts to feel likes it’s fake, like it’s not truly an expression of yourself, that’s when you can start fresh. The moment when it begins to feel like everything you’ve done up to that point has turned to ash. When it all loses it’s meaning.
That’s when I create some of my most original, powerful bits of writing.