I was just thinking this morning, how very little interest I have anymore in writing anything that isn't what I think and feel as a person.
I wonder if that's why the work of some authors falls off when they get sober? People as you say make the mistake of thinking the drinking 'makes' them creative. Maybe it just helps them get really good at telling lies, and when the drink is gone, they find that lying isn't what it used to be, and their truth is hard to tell.
We shall hold our own
Against all winter's armour.