Thursday, September 8, 2011

Thursday Think Tank:Organizing Creativity (pfffffft.) Organized Chaos


So, besides the fact that I am the proud room-mate(?), or, er...den mother to both the world's cutest kidlet and the world's freakiest/cutest hamster...I gots stuff to talk about today.

Serious stuff.

No, really.

I've been pondering (heh, do ya like how I slipped that evocative word in there? I do.)...where was I?

Oh yeah. I've been pondering the nature of the whole writing thing, and I can to a conclusion.

Yeah, one besides me needing more coffee.

A smart writer is one who can either deal with the business aspects of writing, or, if that's not their cuppa, has the good sense to hire someone else to do it...and then gets out of the way.

I love hanging out with my muse. I love characters who bug me to tell their story. I love stories that grab me by the throat and just will not let go. Stories like that rock, both as a writer and as a reader.

So, I try to deal in Organized Chaos.

Writing Time and Family Time.

I have a plan of sorts for what to write when...and then the muse whispers, or the kidlet is home from school and pttttft, the best laid plans of carnivorous hamsters and highly caffeinated writers go right out the window. Heh. There are just a few things I cling to to keep the general structure sound.

!1! The kidlet comes first.

!2! Then anything with a deadline.

I like to keep things simple.

How do you organize your creativity?

1 comment:

  1. I'm still trying to figure that out. I realized recently (okay, yesterday) that I really need a schedule. Hence, that is what is on the agenda after the demon child's homework and dinner.


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