- Do it in the morning. Writing in the morning will ensure it gets done before anything else gets in the way. And you'll feel great all day. Plus it doesn't interrupt with Prime Time TV. Perfect.
- Have a plan. Put together in writing the topics to cover for the week, even the month. Jillian will be so proud.
- Drink lots of water. By drinking water, you'll ensure you won't be too caffeinated (sorry, Seth Simonds) or too drunk to write.
- Create a community of support. Having other bloggers around to emulate and act as inspiration will keep the plan on track. Working out with a friend always helps.
- Set goals and celebrate achievements. Little mini hurdles will add up to big-time results. Be certain to treat yourself with a blog-reading or two for every blog post put in, I know I will.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
There’s a moment in the creative process when everything stops. The image of the scene hangs breathlessly in the air. It calls out “look at me, this is it, what you need to see.” It’s the moment of creative actualization.
It’s what I live for.
Despite lusting after that moment, I’ve often thought it a bit odd when it happens. I’ve even closeted the experience. Telling you, really, for the first time. I’m hoping there are others like me. Or maybe I’m just suffering from some form of advertising-industry induced hallucinations. And not the kind I used to experience in my Chelsea days in the early 90s – that’s another post.
It feels similar to when you’re in a plane hanging above the Earth. When the movement seems to stop and the rippling water below is quiet and still.
Everything clears. It’s just the idea. Standing there in solitude. A creative Polaroid.
It’s resulted in some pretty killer campaigns, so despite my possible mental illness, I’ll go on inviting suspended reality.