Running out of money may be connected to running out of ideas in another important way. It's a well known facet of psychology that material difficulty adversely affects cognitive and creative abilities. In other words the stress of money trouble is probably occupying so much of their thoughts that it's difficult to focus on other things, such as producing coherent and interesting content for their literature. -- SBF
True. While adversity, sorrow, and suffering, are grist for the writer's mill, his empty stomach and inability to pay the rent for his filthy, cold-water garret preoccupy him in the present moment.
Later, when the scene changes for the better, he will reflect objectively upon past difficulties, putting an inspired mind and skillful hand to pen, and that to paper.
The writers I work for are, in general, living off an outside income. Despite some past lucrative sales from a book that sold well, they are writing and writing and writing . . .
What's of interest regarding the Faithful and Discreet Slave is that Jehovah has, apparently, cut off the spirit that should inspire a perpetual outflow of food for the sheep.
Jesus admonished Peter to feed his lambs.