Have been really frustrated these past couple of months at how slow progress on the book is going.
On the upside, the challenge of balancing work, writing, concept art, relearning how to draw because my concept art sucks, and staying healthy has forced me to become incredibly disciplined when it comes to time management and avoiding distractions. Now I’m able to carve out 2-3 hours each day to spend on this thing, whereas before I had no time at all.
Recently I heard an interview with a prestigious author on NPR who said that everyone who’s waiting until they “have time” to write a book will never get around to it, because you’re never going to have the time. I’d been trying to tell myself that all throughout the process, but it wasn’t any comfort until I heard it coming from someone else.
I mean, if the rent wasn’t too damn high I might consider saving up and then taking a break from full-time employment altogether. Might. I dunno. I do actually really enjoy the demanding environment of a busy studio and being around other humans and having responsibilities and stuff. I also only seem to get this motivated when I’m under pressure. Go figure!