An excellent post on David Allen’s blog…
Editing is where the action is. Many an author and screenwriter I’ve met confirm this.
So, what’s the life/work equivalent of that germ of creative truth? Creativity is. Can’t help it – anything alive grows. But that growth can take on meta-natural proportion when it is facilitated…by what? Pruning. Take the sentence down to half its words. Cut the dead wood out of your team. Unhook from the non-mission-critical projects.
Go read the full post.
Stephen King has said much the same thing, about writing, in his essay Everything You Need to Know About Writing Successfully: in Ten Minutes – also well worth a read.