Back to whether the (F) word ruins your day or not. Here is what I wrote in response.
It does depend on what project I am working on and most often I am balancing more than one. I also find one project feeds the other so it works for me to flitter from one to the other. Also, there are times that I need to recognize that flittering masks fear. Perhaps fear of whether I'll paint well enough today or finally write the end of that story.
"I think the flittering is part "imagination in process" and I carry the talent and ideas brewing from a source I can't even define, but know is inside me. These talents and ideas are in need of idling, flittering, and moodling time to mature."
"There is a glittery-white space out there between here and there that I've found during meditation or before I drift off to sleep. This is where the muse lives. This is where the wizards dance. The world is inside me and expands over all realms of time. Desire is Life. Life is art. I have to allow it to flow freely through me for it to transform me. This transformation shows up daily in my art and writing. Sometimes it shows up while I'm flittering about. I honor working in little bursts of creative spirit. It is in the practicing and waiting (flittering) that then I find the art follows."
-excert from "No Bra, No Teeth, No Service" by Darlene Campbell
What do you think? Do you flitter about or not? Does it help your creative process or does it interfere?