A lot of times in my life - probably yours too - there is a duality going on. One thing is happening while on another level something else and both share a common bond.
Right now, I'm working on blocking for the show I'm directing. Blocking, for you non-theater nerds like me, is physical directions the director gives the actors when delivering their lines in a given scene.
Like, "On your line, walk from the chair to the couch," or "When you shout, jump from the balcony, do a tuck-and-roll, and end with a smile with your arms open wide."
So, now, the duality. I am blocking creatively too. And I don't mean I'm planning the physical activities of my characters.
I'm blocking as in, I'm BLOCKED. I'm NOT moving at all.
Ironic, huh? I can block actors playing characters, but I'm completely frozen with my own characters.
There's no correlation. It's just one of those things. I'm sitting here every day, writing, but not creatively. (I try to write everyday, even if it's just nonsense).
It's just the way things go. You come to accept, as an artist of any medium, that you're not going to be "on" 24/7. And being blocked is actually a good sign. It usually means your mind is working through some problems creatively.
And all it takes is time and patience.