I have too many ideas!
This may be an unanswerable question, but I see a lot of questions, hints and tutorials for aiding and inspiring the creative process, but I almost always require the opposite. I’m so full of ideas and imagery I find it almost impossible to settle on one piece of work.
Whenever I start something I always think of something else to add, or another idea that I’d rather be working on. Or I get to a certain point and my head fills up with other images until the thing I’m working on is a jumbled mess. It’s extremely discouraging and probably as disheartening as being unable to think of anything at all.
I suppose what I’m asking here is, how can I channel the creative process, or focus this creativity? I don’t know how common this problem is in the creative industry, but I hope you can help?
Also I really love issue 111, on Dark Fantasy. It’s really fantastic and I absolutely love the cover art by Jeff Simpson. I’d been hoping you’d do another dark-themed issue for ages. Emma Sedgwick, via email
Claire replies Emma, that’s a great idea! You’re right, we do often focus on generating ideas, but it looks like you don’t have that problem (I have to say that I think lots of our readers will be very jealous of your predicament!). I’ll see if I can find a suitable artist to provide a workshop on this issue very soon. Thank you for writing in.
Emma had been hoping we’d do a Dark Fantasy issue (such as number 111) for ages.