I saw this on social media – posted by a writing tool.
It’s important to find ways to make your writing workflow more efficient. You want to ensure that you’re spending the majority of your time being productive.
As I said, this was posted by a writing tool. Their motive is clear – the apparent need for productivity drives possible customers. They’re a business, I get that. This isn’t really about them, but the concept of productivity and creativity together.
Speaking on broader terms… WHY is it important?
This is not a rhetorical question. Why does your writing need to be efficient? Why do I need to tweak my writing workflow? Why do you need to spend time being “productive”? What is “productive” writing? Is it only words on the digital page? What about the time spent thinking and marinating? Is time mulling considered productive? Especially in contexts like fiction world building? Is that “unproductive”?
I’m not convinced you have to apply productivity to creativity. HAVE TO being key here. You can choose to apply productivity to creativity.
People are conditioned to think productivity is only good, and don’t consider downsides or risks. Do you need to be productive in your writing? What’s the worst that will happen if you aren’t? If you increase your productivity, what may you be missing out on?
Productivity is only important if you want it to be important.
What are your thoughts on productivity applying to creativity?