This is a great little article on the creative process and those dedicated to it. One thing creative people who are dedicated to their art or craft require is time, and lots of it. This necessitates say no on a regular basis, especially to those who want your time so you can explain your creative process to them.
This looks like a good learning resource for beginners. I haven’t fully checked it out but my initial impression is positive. I like the video format and think this would be a good resource to use in conjunction with other more technical resources. Getting a grasp of basic concepts we designers consider simple can be extremely challenging for the beginner.
Don’t Fear the Internet by Jessica Hische & Russ Maschmeyer not Blue Oyster Cult.