The Problem With Being Creative: A High Class Conflict

For me, creativity flows in a torrent or trickles down like the drops of air conditioner condensation. There is no in-between state. Thankfully, I’m currently experiencing one of those torrents. The only drawback to times like these is the fact that a person can only focus on one project at a time, yet the subconscious fires off random bursts of ideas for all of my projects, be they writing, music, animation, and more recently, entrepreneurial endeavors.

For instance: I’ve been getting ideas for a children’s book as I also conceive ways to continue the script I’m working on about an author of children’s books, while I’m also working on memorizing chromatic and tonic scales and modes so I can compose more sophisticated music. This all takes place as the latest cut of Old Stud renders out from Final Cut and I’m brainstorming scene ideas for the revision of the pilot script that we’re packaging with the produced version.

It’s like my subconscious is firing a gatling gun at me, and all I can do is try to position my body to get hit with the greatest amount of thought bullets possible.

Oh yeah – I also need to finish my stand up act and start going to open mic’s again.