Those who know me know that I have more than one creative interest. In fact, I’ve written and illustrated a children’s book (still in revisions), I paint, draw and craft. And as much as I love and need to do these activities, they result in less time writing, which means less time working, which means less money in the bank.
I tell myself that it’s ok, because these activities constitute my leisure time when I might otherwise be watching tv or playing video games – which I love too! I also tell myself that these mental shifts away from the act of writing clear up and add to my subconscious library studio. Library studio? Yes, that’s the place in my head where ideas fly in the window, get shuffled and sorted, stored or worked on.
I know most people have a “well of creativity” but one thing no one has ever, in my entire life-to-date accused me of, was being like most people. Which used to bother me greatly, but I see now that I am older is a benefit – one that I need to train myself to embrace and use, rather than squash and avoid.