At least part of creating is a non-linear process involving the inner chaos of divergent thinking and imaginational intensity – and often the outer chaos of messy desks.
Stephen King has commented about his creative mind: “It’s as though something in there is running all the time.”
But this inner process is not easy to articulate or describe to other people.
And there is often a high level of pressure to produce tangible creative results.
As author and entrepreneur Seth Godin put it, “What you do for a living is not be creative, what you do is ship.”