have a lot of creative interests. I always have. I’ve never really sat down and focused on one thing at a time and I think it’s catching up to me. Between volunteering, working part time, taking care of my family, and taking care of myself, I’m feeling pretty scattered.
Maybe I’m doing too much? It might be time to start making some tough choices.
I already create a weekly comic. Once upon a time I had considered making it a daily strip. But I don’t really have enough hours in the day. After all, I’m still trying to finish my novel. I have several others waiting to be written. Short story deadlines come up all the time and if I really focused, I could probably submit more.
Then again, I pay my dues to The Society of American Magicians and I spend a decent amount on magic every month. Wouldn’t it make sense to try to make some of that money back by DOING something with my knowledge?
Illustration has been pretty calming lately. I do enjoy more traditional art forms. And book cover design is kind of exciting. Website work is stable but I feel like so many people are learning to build their own sites now. Balloon twisting is a bit more stable than illustrations and more exciting than web design …
There is no wrong answer here. Whatever I choose as my full-time business is going to be something that I love.
Question is, which fit is the best fit for me? For my family? For my time and energy? What is going to best help me pay the bills? What direction is going to make me the happiest? I don’t know. But I’ll be spending all of 2019 figuring it out.