Joe Peacock put up a good blog post about the difference between things that feel like work and things that are work, and I think it’s worth putting up here. Obviously I can’t put the whole thing up here, that would probably be plagiarism or something, but I’ll put up a snippet and you click here to read the rest.
“- Sketching 12 new faces for your new graphic novel character, Captain WolverSpiderBat, feels like work.
- Pencling panel 1 of page 1 is work.
- Making notes in that notebook you keep called “great novel ideas” about a particularly clever plot twist where the guy on the subway realizes he IS the voice in his own head feels like work.
- Writing the first word of the opening paragraph of page 1 is work.”
It’s not a long entry, so I suggest you read it.