I was sent a link to an ebook which discussed methods of organising ones time. My behaviour on receiving it betrays the issues I have with time management and finding time for creative work!
The document, by Mark McGuiness, sets out the blocks and strategies for overcoming them. Well worth a read. http://wishful.fileburst.com/creativetime.pdf
What I did was not only to open and download the document, but to read it, then and there! Interrupting what I was really doing and so disrupting that morning's activity! The very thing the article warns one against.
So...... I realise that if I am to really make something of my creativity I have to address the "magpie" behaviour ( ooh that looks interesting, I'll have a go at that, tell me how you did that, brilliant I'll have a go tonight!! etc.) The article recommends "To do" lists, which I have always used - but I realise that I am not systematic about using them. I'm going to start now to be more focused, and when the next person suggests I try something new - its going to have to be a NO unless it actually pushes what I am really doing forward! Very brave, if I can do it.