I’m honestly completely gobsmacked to find I can get stuff done!!
Process? Ha! Before the Creative Focus Workshop, I would come up with drafts, but not get much further (unless for paid commissions, in which case they would get done because there was a deadline).
I’ve been trying to think: What has actually made the difference? When I did the course at first, I didn’t do any of the exercises. I felt like I was failing at all the tasks, and just felt like, oh, I can’t do this. I can’t even block out an average week, because my weeks are so variable. But nevertheless, something’s happened.
It’s still hard to understand exactly how it all worked, but I knew I really really wanted to get my book done. I realized it was actually possible, and the deadline was set.
These Idea Debt objects just sat on the shelf, for years, collecting dust. Until—I guess it’s just a change of mindset—believing it’s possible. Just deciding. Yes, I will actually do it.