Are you a creative person? Which side of the brain do you use more - that analytical or creative portion? Or possibly both? In my younger years, both sides of my brain had equal opportunities to exercise their gifts. The more I write, create words, and move forward with my writing and speaking ~ I've learned my creative side is not quite as organized as I like.
Some who read this, those who remember me when, are probably laughing so hard coffee came out their nose. Why all the laughter? Great question. If there are things that drive me crazy, then flighty, disorganized, and late are at the top of the list. I am becoming an example of these same things when I get "in the groove" of transpiring and idea from my brain to paper, or computer.
I strive to be organized, on time, and clear in all that I do yet when an idea takes my thoughts captive ~ watch out because I'm no longer on the world's time but on Gods. During the school year I set an alarm to end my quiet time with the Lord, and an alarm to stop working on my blog, the next book, or an upcoming speaking engagement.
Why an alarm...because this is the only thing to pull me away from spending time with God or spending time doing what you are the most passionate about. To seek His face, write, and speak represent things that toss my pet peeves out the window.
Another way I stay organized and on task is the use of sticky notes. Assorted colors, sizes, and varieties are common in my work space, each of my bags, and even in my car. They are accompanied with a color assortment of markers, pens, and sometime pencils. One of my favorite pencils are the scented ones, my friend Aimee introduced these to me.
I'm an eclectic writer and like to surround myself with tools so when the opportunity to write arrives, I'm ready. Oh, and don't forget the one subject notebooks and steno pads, or a lap top. Have ideas, will write them down. And thanks to vacation, I have time too. Life is good...
What supplies do you keep within reach when creating?
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323