Doing Art and I don’t feel like Doing Art.
Tonight, as I’ve done many times in the past, I didn’t feel like sitting down and writing. Hey, it happens. Sometimes it feels better to sit around doing nothing than doing something.
I got done with work and I was tired. Like 100% blah! I was done. I was spent. I didn’t really even feel like getting onto the recumbent bike and working out. I was done for the day.
Well, I got on the bike. I need to drop a few pounds and they’re not going to lose themselves. Trust me, I’ve tried. They stick around like gum on your shoe. If you don’t put in the miles, they’ll still be there.
Then I sat and ate and still didn’t feel like writing, but I did want to re-read the section in V&A Shipping 3 that I wanted to tied into GRCP3. I’d done a bit, but not a lot so I started writing with the intention of just getting the setting in place and leaving it for tomorrow.
A few more words because, hey, it was interesting to revisit that place.
And a few more words because I was finally getting into this character’s head.
Then a few more words because I’d introduced the character I was getting to.
Well, heck, I was almost done with the chapter, so I might as well finish it, right?
So, I did.
1250 written when I had no intention of sitting down and writing. It felt good. Then I decided, since I’m already sitting here, why not get 5 a day knocked out. And I did that as well. And a TikTok Time Lapse. And the thumbnail for 5 a day.
I’ve found over the years, I can still be productive even when I’m not feeling it. I’ve got a streak going and I’ve no intention of stopping now. If I do, I run the risk of not getting back to it.
Remember, my goal is to write 5 days per week, do 5 a day with Jay 5 days a week, and relax and enjoy my weekends. So far, that’s working for me.
How about you? What works for you when creating art? Do you need a schedule, a timeline, do you just wing it? I’d love to hear from you.
Until Next Time!