I'm a lazy artist.
My usual MO is to just sit down and dig in to a piece with only a little bit of forethought or planning. Sort of making it up as I go along. "Opps, I didn't plan that... ah well, it works, won't bother changing it". That sort of thing.
Well, for the project I am working on now, I can't get away with that kinda shit. It must be planned. Constructed. Carefully put together with forethought and intention. And this process is exhausting creative muscles I didn't even know I had!! Whew I'm tired, every day from it!
But it's good tired.
Guess I needed a little exercise.