A few months back, Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love shared an interesting way of looking at the gift/curse that we all share as artists and writers. The occasion was a presentation at TED, in California. Not familiar with TED? Take a few minutes (ok, about 20:00) and check out her idea for nuturing your creativity. Success as a writer isn't about being a genius, it's about being willing to have one.
After that, maybe give TED a short look around. It's fascinating, inspirational, motivational stuff.
(But don't spend too much time there at once, eh? There's writing to be done.)