I’ve been thinking a lot about what creative work looks like. A lot of the work that goes into a creative project wouldn’t be called “work” by most. Not because it is easy or fun (although some of it is), but because it doesn’t always have an immediate, tangible result. Here’s some of the work I did Friday (in chronological order).
- Eavesdropped on a newly engaged couple explaining their wedding plans to two friends. There is going to be a biscuits and gravy bar (which I didn’t know was a think), custom made cocktails (three-two they helped create and one that will be a surprise), and a deviled eggs bar. Can’t make this stuff up. This goes in a book somewhere. And I finally get to count my hours of eavesdropping as work.
- Revised about 10 pages (for the tenth or twelfth time). Then revised those revisions (this is the one I would have counted as work)
- Emailed my editor about a new idea.
- Emailed my writing partner to set up a time to talk through the new idea.
- Admired this.
6. Read some of this.
7. Which gave me the idea to write this post.
My mantra for this year – honor the process. What do you do to work your creativity?