Working Puts a Stop to Your Creative Lifeby Donnelle Wheeler
The main thing that really works for me is a bit old school but I always have a notebook and pen out so any random idea I have can be jotted down and if a storyline or photo project or anything pops into my head I can write it down before it's forgotten. Besides being an excellent excuse for me to buy just one more notebook whenever I move those notes to my projects folder the time between thought and transfer I can literally have almost given myself an outline. Most of my NaNo ideas come that way as well as my ideas for my blog Geek Girl Gourmet.
In any case since I do not foresee myself coming into any great fortune anytime soon I must as most authors before me have done, work for a living. I do however take and make time for writing which is quickly being expanded not just for my own creativity but also because I have found for myself that not having that outlet really stifles me in a lot of other areas in my life. I believe that any artist/creative that doesn't work directly in that type of field must take that time and nurture their passion as well as practice their craft. In this day and age it's so very easy to keep one's head down and never get anywhere but as I have noticed in researching things for the blog one space I see that people don't seem to have a problem is in food artisans. There are all sorts of artisan food crafters that have found the best recipes, ingredients and ways of doing things because they take the time to learn and grow to really practice that art. We as writers must take that same tack to make and create that sort of creative "cooking" space in both our minds and our day to day lives to get those tiny morsels down in whatever way we can and then mix them together to create something wonderfully satisfying.