Here is the thing, as someone who tends to have a creative mind, I do not have much time that I am not planning something.
I mean, obviously when I am busy or whatever at work I do my work. But like a damn fungus growing in a soggy swamp land, ideas just seem to continue building and evolving without my full attention.
The best part is coming back to the ideas when you finally have the time to focus and realizing that the idea is already 3/4 of the way formed. Its wonderful.
The only downside that it is kind of like when you have too many apps running on your phone in the background, it drains the battery really fast and everything else tends to run slower.
So lately, I had a new idea for a novel that I had originally wanted to write as a movie but now I am perhaps leaning towards novel but mostly because I have no idea how to write a screenplay. So that idea is percolating in my mind behind this imaginary curtain that I use to separate the things I actually enjoy from the things I have to waste my time on, like working and stuff. I haven't had a chance to revisit my plan and I was starting to get nervous that I would lose all my ideas but then I remembered the last time I planned a novel. It took me two months of just writing crazy backstory that was irrelevant to everything just something I do.
I do not have the time right now to get into planning. Not for this week at least. I just got onto a new work schedule for a temporary amount of time while I train someone at work, and so I have to work a lot of 12 hour days which sucks but it will be over soon. But I think this Sunday I might dive into the land of planning.
Saturday and Sunday are already destroyed as far as time alone goes, but so far Sunday has absolutely no commitments. I think it may be book planning time.
If anyone out there is a writer and you know any ways to handle this constant planning thing I have going on, please help. I am exhausted enough and as much as I would love to devote all my energy to writing and creating other stuff (cough, podcast will be going up very shortly so get ready to listen to that - Timely Waffle) I have to remember how to do my job until I can train this new person how to do it so I can go back to procrastinating.
How do other creative people do it? How do people focus? How do people divide their minds and manage to remember which words belong in which worlds? I just get so jumbled and messed up. I need a nap. Well, I need to go to bed. I am still hungry but I don't feel like cooking it is so late. This is long. I apologize. Goodnight all!