On Scheduling

It’s important for every creator to make a schedule for their creative time. The idea of “creating when inspired” or “in the mood” doesn’t work. (Been there, done that.) Not very long ago I was mocked on-line for suggesting a creative schedule to someone who was having trouble creating. The answer I proposed to their problem was to treat it like a job and just do it. Most seasoned creators will tell you that you have to create whether you feel like it or not if you want a career in this business.

The formula is simple: Approach this casually, you’ll get casual results. Approach this diligently, you’ll get diligent results.

There is no way around this. And, usually, once you get going on a project after deciding to start working, the project starts to flow on its own anyway.

Schedule out your time. Schedule out your projects.

It’s worth taking the time to do this step. In fact, it actually saves you time later in a multitude of ways.