For past year or so, I have started writing as soon as possible after I wake up. That has worked pretty well for me in terms of getting things done and staying on track with deadlines, but it has really eaten into the dicking around aspect of my day, which I previously enjoyed.
One interesting (and not great) side effect of this so-called productivity is that I have not found myself going "back to the well" as much as I used to. I'm ploughing away on writing project but new ideas are not coming as thick and fast as they used to.
So I'm going to change my approach for a while and see what happens. Instead of opening whatever project I am meant to be on first thing, I am going to hit my news feeds and browse the interesting sites (like Messy Nessy Chic, Mysterious Universe etc, which are a constant source of inspiration) for an hour. From there I can collate ideas and snippets of inspiration, post the good ones to this site, and start to once again build up a collection of new ideas.
Why am I telling you this? I have no idea. Probably because writing it down might make it so.
To prove a point, just searching for the well image above threw up this picture:
I don't know what this is (answers on a postcard) but I already want to set a scene there.
It also occurs to me that my collection/curation system has become a little chaotic, so I probably should address that too in the very near future. And then maybe write an exhaustive, tedious piece about it...