Here is a great article to read. If you haven't heard of Jesse Thorn, now is a good time to start. He hosts his own podcast and invites special guests to speak each week. I could say he's funny, but don't take my word for it. Find out for yourself.
In the article he talks about becoming successful at doing your own creative things (whether "things" is music, comedy, or building model city's from toilet paper and glue.) The biggest thing I took from it was the need to be persistent and then share with others what you've created. It will do you little good to make 100 mini paintings on the backs of bottle caps this year if no one else sees them.
Basically if you create and create and share and share, eventually you can find an audience (unless your work is so hopelessly bad that no one but your mom would ever re-post.)
So, here I go posting for posting sake. Not cause I think I'm a great writer, but because I definitely won't get better at it by not writing.
P.S. still no baby. The hospital was over run so we rescheduled for Thursday afternoon.