You should be making your creative work every day. You should be spending more time with your family and friends. You should spend a lot more time in selling your work. You shouldn’t have to sell anything: your work should speak for itself. You should be much further along in your career. You should give
I know you’re serious about your creative work. Whether or not that work is your job, your self-generated projects are the key to your future self. Which is why it’s so crazy that when you sit down to face that work (if you even get that far), you squirm and procrastinate and end up on social
Book log line/brief description Growing Gills: How to Find Creative Focus When You’re Drowning in Your Daily Life by Jessica Abel Focus. Finish. Move on to your next project. Creative people, even if they have a hard time calling themselves “writers” or an “artists” in public, know that making their creative work is core to
Obviously, one can be overburdened with things that need doing, and that can make getting creative work done very difficult.
But it’s not actually freedom from all the things that makes the work possible.
Michael’s biggest takeaway from the Creative Focus Workshop was breaking a project down to stages, and then tracking weekly. “I know exactly what to do in the time I want to spend on making art. There’s always something specific to do. You don’t have to wonder and get lost in it.”