Don’t give up.
Throughout his life, Mozart wrote music for choirs, operas, concertos, quartets, symphonies, oratorios, and chamber performances. By the time he died on December 5, 1791, Mozart had written more than 600 compositions. About 150 are incomplete.
The lesson: Even for masters, creativity isn’t easy all the time. If a project isn’t working out, take a break to focus on something different, like connecting with family, or egging Salieri’s manor.