I’ve never been celebrated for my ability to prioritise. I am known for my conversational tangents. And I frequently get lost in a writing project, only to realise, by school pick-up, I’ve neglected everything else I meant to do.
If anything this predisposition has helped my creative writing. My mental detours are not necessarily efficient, but I often find a fresh idea or perspective along the way. They definitely help in the search for pitch ideas. But when I’ve an article or blog post to write, I need to focus on one central point.
I’m pretty sure the first draft of my current article was better than the current one. Because I’ve had too much time to think.