I have a dilemma. I have a few but what has been playing on my mind is the fact I can do too much…
Take today. I have made a pair of slippers for my niece, create two digital sketches, drawn 3 mini pencil drawing canvases and I’m writing this blog post… Oh, and I have got to do 500 words or more on the novel. And there is admin to do for the local Christmas fair and the local art group.
Basically my working days have become a nightmare of jobs that I am stumbling through. I have a cold and I think I am always tired. I can’t remember not being tired.
So my dilemma; how do I make it all a success? Because at the moment I’m wearing myself out doing everything. If I were just a writer then I would just do the books… If I were just an artist I would simply draw. But I am both.
Do I knock one on the head?
Can I truly see myself as a writer without drawing? Or an artist without writing?
The answer is no… I am me and I need both. But the deadlines I am working to at the moment just seem to have fallen all at the same time. Saying that I love the work I do. I just hope that the quality doesn’t get compromised by me doing too much. So far I’m sure it hasn’t.
My dilemma is how do I keep doing what I’m doing without burning myself out. Because at the moment I have a cold and I can’t shift it. I’m guessing it is because I’m tired but I don’t know.
I won’t stop drawing or writing though. Maybe I ought to just book a day or so off a week so I can recharge my batteries. At the moment they feel fairly flat…