Can we talk?
This is for anyone, but, especially for my creatives – I need your help.
Do you ever feel like you have ADD while you’re working?
I was speaking with a friend earlier today and I mentioned that the hardest times for me to write are when I’m transcribing an interview from audio. The reason is because I normally write to music.
When an interview is from an audio file, I can’t focus on listening to the audio and music at the same time. However, when I am “free flowing”, just writing an article from research or my head and want to really tap into my creative flow, I find a song that motivates me at the time. It’s not always the same song and it usually depends on what it is that I’m writing.
The other problem is, that I always need to be working on more than one project at a time. I’m sure part of it is natural as a freelancer, because you must constantly find ways to generate revenue in lieu of a weekly paycheck. However, I’m now writing for three blogs and one of them three posts a day – shouldn’t that be enough for me, in addition to the work that actually pays me something?
Also, when someone calls to ask my opinion about something, why do I have to give them an idea? Why can’t I just give them an answer? So much of creative work is not a simple yes or no – but, my challenge is that more often than not, I get asked questions that prompt an idea in my head. Too often, because I author the idea, the person receiving the opinion will want to “attach” me to it. Because I am a creative, once the idea is in my head, I am driven to make it happen. Sigh.
I think what I REALLY need is a remote control for my brain. Can anyone suggest ways to pause, rewind or even STOP?