Saturday, January 17, 2009

Writer's routines shines light on BEING creative as opposed to FEELING creative

I have been writing a little bit about being creative as opposed to feeling creative, in conjunction with Merlin Mann. It has been important to me in helping me think about doing things very big, and actually DOING, not looking for tips on doing, or avoiding facing failure by re-organizing your life every ten minutes.

This post is on the daily routines of writers, and it makes a very clear point.

They were successful writers because they wrote. How much they wrote each day was variable, but they consistently produced words every single day, and they did it on a fixed schedule, regardless of how they felt.

We tie ourselves up in our feelings. We gotta do more, feel less.

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