Creative momentum, especially after you make it past the first adrenaline-fuelled stage, like forming the band, or writing the first chapter, is all about staying in the moment and focusing on achievable goals. “I’ll get bands that do these consultations with me,” DeMakes said, “and they’ll say, you know, where do you get your T-shirts made? I’m like, hey, let’s back up here for a second. I haven’t heard one song from you guys yet. I don’t want to talk about your T-shirts.” DeMakes cautions about getting too far ahead of yourself, and never taking those first steps because you’re thinking a thousand miles down the road.