I've read (and even written some) about the zone...being in that creative zone where there is no time or surroundings...I am completely absorbed in the process. It's quite a feeling though I've noticed a few things about it.
One is (and I find this one very frustrating) just because I have found the zone does not mean the work I am creating will necessarily be good. I wish it wasn't true. I wish that all I had to do to create quality work was work in the zone. It does make the work enjoyable and therapeutic so there's that.
Another observation is that I cannot always predict what kind of work will be zone work. Sometimes I'm pleasantly surprised and other times rudely awakened. Sometimes coloring is not zone work and drawing can be, though I would have thought it'd be the other way around. Oh creative process, you are always throwing me for a loop.
And then lately I've been thinking about ease. I wonder if I shouldn't be doing more of the things that come easy for me? Shouldn't I capitalize on my strengths? Shouldn't creative work have flow more often that not? Why do I continue to try things that are so difficult for me? Is it because ease is boring? Are we wired to dislike the things that come easily for us?