In that early start-up part of a project, I'm always rummaging around, trying to get a sense of "we're all in this together, right?!" So I go browsing for other people reporting on their process.
I found this gorgeous TED talk by Tim Harford on embracing our mess. Such a great point about creativity, and how messiness in our work doesn't really mean what we tend to think it means. I really needed to hear this:
I've also been hanging out on the Masterclass website. FRIENDS! You can get a HUGE amount of creative-process inspiration just by watching, um, every single trailer and clip for every single class that they have.
... Okay, yes, that's funny, but SERIOUSLY: So much good stuff here. Herbie Hancock, Steve Martin, Hans Zimmer, Usher ... It's brilliant. I was scribbling down great quotes just from the trailers. So do check it out.
Meanwhile: I'm digging into prewriting with my main characters, using Libbie Hawker's tactics for mapping out the character arcs. Getting really really excited to tell this story. Um, again.
Still. Definitely excited.