Still, it can be exhausting. And that's how I feel right now. Exhausted. It's almost midnight and I just want to go to sleep but I still have another story to write for my editor (the one about classic cars, in particular, the Shelby Cobra).
To help inspire me, I turned to this quote I found the other day on Leave Happier. It was written by none other than Albert Einstein. I have to say, he was a pretty smart dude.
See, my job doesn't end once I understand a topic, whatever it is. Knowledge is not everything in my industry. The trick is turning those facts into something interesting, something that someone actually wants to read. Enter, imagination. Oh, creativity, you can come too.
As a reporter, I have to balance knowledge and imagination, but with certain stories I can (and should) let my creative mind lead the way. So here's hoping I can unleash my imagination tonight, at the midnight hour, and finish this work so I can go to sleep.
In the meantime, tell me, does your job require a mix of imagination and knowledge like mine, or is yours more one-sided?