“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work at work worth doing.”
I don’t identify as an artist or writer but I found Jessie Kwak’s book on productivity to be enormously helpful and practical. She lays out how to organize a system to catch all of our floating to-dos and priorities and then really dives into how to actually accomplish the work. You can read this in an afternoon and immediately put Kwak’s system into practice.
Art and writing can be the most fulfilling part of our lives. But it's often difficult to make space for it in our day-to-day existence, especially if we're not at the point yet where creating it is our job. Sometimes we have so many ideas it's difficult to keep them all organized, much less maintaining a creative schedule or dedicated workspace. With all the clutter overwhelming your scattered brain (not to mention your desk), it's all too easy to fall into procrastination and disarray. From Chaos to Creativity is a series of glowing beacon. Jessie L. Kwak has written a Getting Things Done for artists and writers, drawing on her experience as a professional copywriter with a novel-writing habit, and from interviews with other authors, artists, musicians, and designers, to teach you how to focus on the good ideas, manage your project, make time in your life, and execute your passions to completion. Make great art by channeling your chaotic creative force into productive power and let the world see what you're capable of.