Time And Creativity

From “Time,” a new post on The Business of Being Creative:

Everybody works in a different style.  Some of us procrastinate until the last minute, others need to be finished well in advance.  As much as you might like to be other, you are who you are.  Unfortunately, if you need the pressure of a deadline to create, you place your creative business at grave risk of not being able to deliver its best.  On the other hand, if you need everything finished well in advance, you risk seriously alienating your clients who do not want to be forced to make decisions prematurely just to assuage your need to get done.  In both cases, you are going to probably wind up costing your client unnecessary aggravation and wasted expense.  Your work has to be to figure out what process allows the business to do its best and the one you can live with as an artist.