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I wrote a contrafactum to rhythm changes today. Or I should say that one just occurred to the fingers of my right hand as I was playing, aft...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Planning

Planning is not something you do only before you begin a project, but an ongoing process that lasts to the very end. You might have to re-draw your plan every month or every week. Even if you never follow a plan very well, it is still helpful to constantly be planning. In my case, for example, a plan typically falls apart after a very short time, but I keep planning, just as a way of visualizing my way to the completion of a project.

1 comment:

Thomas said...

The thing about having a plan and updating is that it limits the sense in which things "fall apart". The writing project does not shatter in fragments, though it may, for a time, "go to pieces". The planning attitude keeps things in perspective, so that you can always put them back together again.