Are you one of the perpetually busy? Always behind on whatever massive ‘to-do’ list you are toting around in your iPad. That query letter you have to polish; the dialogue that needs a re-do; the beta readers you owe your next chapter? It can be hard to claim your innate creative power when you feel overwhelmed by all that you have to do.
Lately I’ve been collaborating with many different people on a variety of projects and I’ve been thinking about why some collaborations work and others are just disasters in the making. I can remember how devastated I was when the Beatles split up – a classic collaboration (music/bands) that got tied up with egos, money and lots of hurt feelings.