Perhaps to my own detriment, I use no single creative process when preparing each day's blog post. Sometimes I take extensive notes about a film or television episode and use that to craft an in-depth analysis. Other times I'll spend a few days experimenting with Photoshop or video editing software before posting the (usually mixed) results. Sometimes I'll write a short story in one sitting, without substantive editing; when I'm feeling more patient, I'll spend hours or months honing a story before posting it.
Usually I take notes the old-fashioned way, with pen and paper. But I just stumbled across an old Word document containing my outline - such as it is - for my review of Superman Returns. Here are my initial scattered thoughts about the film:
To Krypton and BackPerformances/casting: excellentPlot: too many holes, could have been easily patchedThemes: alienation, loss, closure, possibilitiesCharacterization: Tricky. Clark was great, Superman was a little creepy.“I’m always around.”
Here's the resulting review. Aside from coming up with a better title for the post, it appears as though most of my notes found their way into the final review. Neat.