A recipe for success?
- Have an existential crisis along the lines of “I will never create work again!”
- Frantically begin planning all of the projects over several notebooks, spreadsheets, text conversations, and chewed fingernails
- Plan to move away somewhere far where no one knows you and get a real job in a post office or cafe
- Make tea and soberly look out the window to see which idea comes to mind first, boil more water and refine
- Do the work, in small steps, that don’t require too much fore thought, but that make logical sense, until it starts to become too exciting to put down
- Go on a bunch of dates to try to overcome your nervous energy by channeling it into a bunch of new possibilities instead of focusing on the task at hand
- The thing is starting to look more like a thing! That you can tell people about! Time to invite in collaborators! Probably people you went on dates with in step 7
- Become morbidly depressed over the state of the world, the state of the work, and the sorry state of yourself. Decide to quit everything and go back to step 4
- Breathe, do some yoga, maybe eat a food, read a book by an author you adore
- Look at the thing you have created, look for what is missing, fill it with your love & excitement to share with the people you care about
- Share it in one wild beautiful attempt to transcend all the other drudgery and escape the inevitability that you will wind up returning to step 1 in a matter of hours
Rinse and repeat.