Sometimes the biggest creative challenge is simply finding time
Funny how many creative ideas I get when I don’t have time to do any of them.
In the past two weeks the only crafty work I’ve done is work on a couple of the worsted pocket nets for my cousin’s pool table. Work on the pockets paused because I haven’t had much free time lately, but it turned out to be a good thing – last week my cousin’s wise wife pointed out the corner pockets might be shaped differently than the side nets. Their task this week is to compare the corner nets with the side nets.
At least now I don’t feel guilty for not having started the third pocket net yet!
Normally I’d try to squeeze in a quick project while waiting for the corner net data. This week, though, I’m not jumping into anything new. I’m taking a mini crafting break. Maybe it’s withdrawal, but every evening – no matter how tired I am after a hectic day of writing, interviewing, transcribing, researching, editing and marketing (actual writing is only a fraction of a freelance writer’s job) – I feel restless, as if I’m squandering time by not making something.
Funny how the great ideas always tend to pop up when you’re not looking for new projects. (Thanks a lot, Pinterest!)
I’ve never been great at juggling multiple projects. If I set one thing aside to work on another I lose momentum – and sometimes interest – in the first project. Right now my focus is on the pocket nets. Once those are done I can think about new projects.
Then again… maybe I can whip up a dishcloth or two while pondering how the corner nets should differ from the side nets…
How do you find time for your creative endeavors, and how many projects can you handle at once?