Do you draw or use a program for your ideas and designs? Where do you get inspiration for your work? If you don't, how do you map out your gameplay and stay in track during the build process?
As a novice on sketchup, it was quite satisfying to see something start as an idea, turn into a drawing and then made into a physical piece. If you're not using this program or one similar I'd encourage you to do it. It has completed changed my thought process on design and has my wheels constantly turning. It's pretty quick to pick up once you get the basics down.