A friend and I were talking about creative work this week, so I drew this mind map to express my own experience with the process. It’s never a straight line from start to finish for me. Each creation soars for a while and then submerges. After a while, anywhere from a week to a year, the idea resurfaces and comes to a finish or is relaunched in a different direction.
ps – I drew this map with iMindMap which is one of the most twitchy and unfriendly programs I’ve ever used. I prefer MyThoughts for Mac, which is very intuitive and easy to use.