I’ve been thinking a lot about writers block lately, after having flicked through Justin Lim’s latest series ‘Blooms‘. How do we get ideas to bloom? Personally, every technique I have for getting shit done involves procrastinating. Can’t think of how to start writing? Make a tea! Made no progress for the past 20 minutes? Get a snack! Can’t focus because of all these dishes in your work space? Do the dishes!
The bi-product of this is, of course, that I end up procrastinating on the dishes and so on so forth until I literally have half an hour left to write whatever it was I was trying to do. So it’s pretty appropriate that my editor got me one of those ‘Get Shit Done’ books, and two weeks in, I have only misplaced it twice so I’d say things are going pretty well. One of the best parts about WYD for me is not only seeing the amazing work artists are pushing out, but also reading about their channels of inspiration. For me, it’s a lesson in looking for actual inspiration rather than distractions to get shit done.
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