Sometimes, when planning to write a blog post, I look at the screen and just don't know where to start or what to write.
Perhaps, as an artist, you've experienced a similar feeling when starting a new artwork.
A few months ago, I added a new feature to our blogging platform that lets me start and save unfinished blog posts as "drafts." The drafts don't appear on the blog, they are just a repository of started....but unfinished ideas.
This has been greatly beneficial.
Now, whenever inspiration strikes, I just fire up a draft, bang out a few sloppy lines that outline my idea and then go back to other work.
The benefit is that, when I'm feeling uninspired, editing is easy. The difficult work is the initial spark of inspiration and the foundation that is laid at the beginning. After that, it's really all just editing, refining and correcting.
So, now that I've saved a nice backlog of drafts, when my writing muse has decided to go on vacation, I can simply pick one to edit and finish it. The fact that I have something already written seems, somehow, to jump start my brain.
I suggest that this would be a great way for you to work on your art.
Whenever inspiration strikes, do a sketch....start a painting . . . . whatever it is that you have to do just to get things started. Then, leave that started, but unfinished work for a future time. That way, when you experience a creative slump, you can pick one of your previously started masterpieces and simply continue with the technical work of bringing it to completion.
Software Craftsman and Art Fanatic
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