I read an article yesterday that asked, "When is the best time to create?" The answer was NOW. There is no magic inspiration fairy that waves her wand and taps you on the shoulder.
Being an artist (or writer, chef, seamstress, etc...) is all about showing up and doing the work. The more work you do, the more proficient you will get. You will learn. You will learn new techniques. You will learn new ways of expressing yourself. You will learn so much more that can't always be put into words. You will make things that you love and things that you don't love all that much. Both are equally important. It's all part of the learning experience and life of an artist (writer, chef, seamstress, etc...)
So, stop making excuses. Find that ten minutes where you can plunk down, crack open your journal and just BE on the pages. If that ten minutes turns into thirty or sixty or more, great. If you can only do ten minutes, that's okay. Ten minutes today. Ten minutes tomorrow. Ten minutes daily adds up.
Don't wait for inspiration to hit. It's not waiting for you. Do the work. Push yourself. Learn from yourself and from those around you. Keep pushing yourself. Don't judge. Just make. Trust me on this one.
Go read the article first. It'll light a fire under your ass.