I really don’t think of myself as creative; however, I understand that Sue will not accept that as a response. so…
For me, art is something I’ve enjoyed all my life. I’ve been caught up in worlds of super-heroes, science fiction, and fantasy for literally as long as I could read.
In my early childhood, I acted out my own “fanfic” in my mind with my Mego action figures. (No they aren’t dolls. Dolls do not have superpowers & action figures NEVER need to have diapers changed. *hehe*)
These tales fostered my own interests in science and academic studies … Yes those “Flash facts” were educational (long time comic book readers will remember these).
I became interested in computer science and today have system admin duties in 3 different OS environments & I am an experience user of Windows, Linux, Palm, and learning Android.
Most of my personal creativity has been focused in program design, setting up operating environments, and troubleshooting problems. Just this past week a programming group team leader wanted me to tell them how to redesign part of a few programs to make them more flexible and to reduce potential maintenance issues.
I see interacting systems and programs much like some authors must view interacting characterization, plot elements, and themes while they are writing there novels.
But I’ve also started a bit of writing, inspired by the awesome podcast novelists I tweet with and have talked to on my podcast. I’ve written a few short stories and I plan on writing more this Summer. And as I look at the calendar at November, I am attracted to the idea of giving it a try. I have three possible ideas in mind, each could lead to the kind of stories I’d like to read.
So I’m starting to build “action figures” in my own mind and I look forward to seeing how the story plays out. I’m sure I will do some outlining, since I’m not sure I would come to a good ending point otherwise. However, I plan to give them some room to move.
Will anything I write be truly creative? Will any of it be worthy of the title of “art”? If I put it up in an eBook and/or podcast novel, would anyone listen or read it? Perhaps not; but even though I’m starting a bit slow. I plan to enjoy this ride.