Today I read a good post by Mr. Balthazar over at Conjure Gnosis regarding those times where you work magic, and it seems like it's working...but then it doesn't. The results just don't stick. Balthazar mentions they can be nice, even inspiring...which I understand, but I have normally found them frustrating because of the lack of final result. I guess that's the pragmatist in me!
But anyway, it's a good post, with some excellent pointers on how to deal with Teflon Magic: