I look around, and I’m surrounded by creative people.
My mom makes these amazingly artistic quilts. My dad welds incredible works of art and invents ingenious farm contraptions. My sister does intricate cross-stitch hangings. My husband takes stunning photographs. My friends write and paint and dance and sing.
My neighbor’s 8-year-old kid asked for bricks and wood and cement this Christmas so he could build things in the backyard.
They’re all creating art.
I’m assuming you’re also creative, because I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t have some sort of creative passion.
And I’ve never heard anyone say they have enough time to do their art.
I mean, I certainly don’t.
I’ve been struggling for years to find the perfect productivity system or tool that would help me Do All The Things.
Get my oil changed. Read all the books. Meet my client deadlines. Text my friend happy birthday.
Oh — and write a novel.
I eventually cobbled together a system that worked for me, drawing from David Allen’s Getting Things Done, James Clear, Laura Vanderkam, Mark McGuinness, Gretchen Rubin and dozens of other productivity experts and researchers to make something that just clicked.
I wrote about my system a while ago, but I wanted to do more than just tell people what I personally did.
I wanted to help people come up with a creative productivity system that worked specifically for them.
So I wrote a whole book.
From Chaos to Creativity
From Microcosm Press — coming fall 2019
Art and writing can be the most fulfilling part of our lives. But it’s often difficult to make space for it in our day-to-day existence. Sometimes we have so many ideas it’s difficult to keep them all organized, much less maintaining a creative schedule or dedicated workspace.
With all the clutter overwhelming your scattered brain (not to mention your desk), it’s all too easy to fall into procrastination and disarray.
From Chaos to Creativity is a series of glowing beacons. Jessie L. Kwak has written a Getting Things Done for artists and writers, drawing on her experience as a professional copywriter with a novel-writing habit, and from interviews with other authors, artists, musicians, and designers, to teach you how to focus on the good ideas, manage your project, make time in your life, and execute your passions to completion.
Make great art by channeling your chaotic creative force into productive power and let the world see what you’re capable of!
I’m incredibly excited to share this project with you!
If this sounds at all useful, head to the Kickstarter page to learn more and preorder your copy.
As one of the rewards, you can get the Jessie Kwak Superpack, which includes copies of my three Durga System novellas, as well as most of the Bikes in Space anthologies that have my short stories in them.
PS — What’s your art?
Let me know in the comments. 🙂