It doesn’t matter what you do; write, draw or sculpt, at some point your day, week or year, life will get in the way and you will realise that despite the fact you are working all the time you actually haven’t created anything.
For me this year has been one about discovering where I want to be and what I want to be doing. I have been writing all the time and doing a little drawing but mostly life has just been getting in the way. I’m not talking about socialising either. It’s the stuff that has to be done every day. Like cooking and, for me, the market garden. It all has to be done and if you don’t make time for the stuff that pays the bills you can come to the end of the month and realise that despite working every hour you haven’t actually ‘worked’.
The latest WIP is still at the same stage it was a month ago and the novel is crawling along at a slow pace… At least that is what has been happening.
I refuse to let it happen any more. I have decided to take control of my life. So everyday I need to do at least a thousand words (more if I can) and put pencil to paper. It doesn’t matter if it is a big piece or a small one, a sketch or a final artwork, I just have to do something.
And I have to try to not let life take control and muscle out my creative side.
Why does it happen?
Well, basically the creative stuff is difficult to do. It takes time and makes me tired. It is hard. Whereas putting seeds in and making sure there is cake in the house is easy. And there is no reason why those things shouldn’t happen but they have got to occur as well as the art and the writing. One doesn’t cancel out the other.
So, I am going to live my life and not just exist. I will enjoy what I do and not simply dawdle through life. I have found my mojo and I’m going to rock it!