How do you plan for your creative work?
Someone asked me this a couple of weeks ago.
My default answer comes in a video by Craig Benzine (aka WheezyWaiter) many years ago where he said:
I think that’s true.
I also think there’s something to be said for taking inspiration when it comes.
Each week I have a rough idea when I’ll write my article.
Sometimes I’ll have an idea for the article before that time comes.
I used to write down a sentence or two and save the idea for my article writing time.
Then the time would come, I’d look at the note and write a brilliant article. Well, that’s the intention, but it very rarely happens that way.
What actually happens is: I look at the note and have no clue where I wanted to go with it.
Now, when inspiration comes, I’ll take about 15 minutes to write out as much of the idea as I can. Then, when my article writing time comes, I can polish it up.
There are still weeks where I sit down to write, and I’m not inspired. No ideas appear.
Sometimes I move on, sometimes I write about not having ideas, and last week I shared two articles from earlier this year that you might have missed or need to read again.
I guess you could say, sometimes not having inspiration can be the inspiration for something.
How do you plan for creative work? Share in the comments below.