...says James Yorke, distinguished professor of Mathematics at the University of Maryland.
(see, my blogs are full of useful information, if nothing else)
And yes, he DOES have a beard, but I won't bore you with a photograph of him. Think 'distinguished professor of Mathematics'...
My question is...are you even MORE successful when you're already on to Plan 347B?
Myself, I think it's an indication of a fickle mind. Yes, I get the prize for perseverance in the long term but my plans about how to achieve my ambitions change ALL THE TIME. How would it be if I actually STUCK to Plan 347B?
This is Plan 347B:
Usually, because I'm a virtuous goody-two-shoes - honestly! - when I sit down at the computer (once I've written my blog) I WORK. And when I've done enough work so I don't feel guilty about deadlines and actually earning some money, I start on my own writing.
THUS, by the time I do that - usually late afternoon - my brain is shot to ribbons.
Creativity is dead.
So, yesterday, I did it the other way round. I told myself 'I will write my screenplay for an hour THEN I will work.' So I did. And it WAS fun. And three whole pages flowed from my brain. And work is a bit more mechanical than creative writing so it didn't matter that my brain was less energetic.
And for Plan 348B...