I had a little bit of an epiphany today – nothing big, but helpful nonetheless. I’ve had Merlin Mann’s article on “Hacking Your Way Out of Writer’s Block” in my favorites for a long time, and I’ve been meaning to post a link. Merlin runs a great site called 43 Folders dedicated to making your work more efficient and getting things done.
Anyway, Merlin’s article has some terrific tips on blasting through writer’s block, but that wasn’t my problem today. Today my problem was an illustration that simply did not want to cooperate, and I found myself coming up with all sorts of reasons to put it off.
So tonight, working on Pen and Link, I gave the article another read and suddenly it hit me: all of Merlin’s tips would work equally well with the picture I was battling. (I did say this was a small epiphany.) So here’s the bottom line: bookmark this page and keep it handy for the next time you get stuck doing anything creative. I’m willing to bet it will help.