I am working on so many projects simultaneously, I feel a bit overwhelmed. In order to be as efficient as possible, I'm needing to write "to do" lists and set priorities...but sometimes, when my brain goes into overdrive, it simply freezes...like a deer in the headlights. And then of course, I freeze, and feel like I can't move forward.
My projects are creative ones...lots and lots of writing. Because I am a writer. That's what I do. Some of the stuff I'm working on is actually more creative than other stuff, so I am definitely using two different parts of my brain. But at the end of the day, all I'm doing is dealing with the art of crafting words. Plays, articles, blog posts, course outlines, cover letters...it's all words, words, words. And as much as I love words...instead of having this constant running stream of words flowing through my brain, I sure could use a brief bit of quiet. There's so much noise in my head these days...I need to turn down the volume.
I truly believe that we create our own lives, and I have definitely created my life as a writer. I welcome all the opportunities that are coming my way, but I also treasure the moments when I can put down the dictionary and the thesaurus, close my eyes, and see images rather than words. I am a pretty cerebral gal, and usually think in terms of words and phrases---that in itself is not a good thing or a bad thing, it's just who I am.
But I do wish I thought more in images...I wish my brain were more cinematic...sometimes it is...in my dreams it is...I see movies in my mind from time to time, and that actually helps me a lot when I'm constructing plays or short stories. But mostly I think in terms of ideas and concepts...sounds kinda boring, but actually if you were inside my head, you'd realize it's not boring at all. Trust me on that one!
Wow...I have really gotten off topic here...but I guess it's okay for my mind to wander like this. After all, it's 3AM and I've got the rest of the day to prioritize and utilize my fabulous time management skills. Yes, I'm writing a blog post at 3AM so I can write other stuff later in the day. On a Sunday. Freelancers never have a weekend. I don't mind...I like what I do...but it would be nice to spend a Sunday flitting away the day looking at pretty pictures....
Please tell me--how do you organize your time?