Sit on it! If you’re as old as I am, I’m sure you remember Fonzie telling Richie that all the time. I don’t imagine he meant for Richie to just think about it though.I tend to sit on things a very long time before I act on them. I’m not sure why I do it. It’s certainly not because I am thorough. Maybe it’s simply procrastination. Or perhaps the uncertainty of the situation stalls me. Maybe I need time to absorb. Probably I’m just lazy.
Sometimes an image, a word, or a phrase passes through my mind. It rumbles and tumbles and disappears. Then it comes back and rolls around a bit more. It might take a few days, weeks, or even months for the seed to germinate. There are times I still might not have any idea where I am going with it until I start writing and it takes on a life of it’s own. I can even think I have a vague idea of where I am going only to find I’ve gone somewhere entirely different by the time my piece nears completion.
When it comes to creativity, do you do things on the spur of the moment or do you think them through? Are you a calculated planner? Do you force things along? Or do you let ideas flow and develop on their own?