Posts from March 10th, 2008

Monday, 10 March 2008

Creatively Satisfying

For the past couple of months I haven’t been working on any personal creative projects. I’ve just kinda been taking a break and doing other things, like playing Super Mario Galaxy and watching all the episodes of Battlestar Galactica that I can get my grubby mitts all up ons.

But recently my creative side started itching to get going again, so I had to think about what I really wanted to do. There are four main categories of creativity for me:

Writing

Fiction: short stories, screenplays, novels, etc.

Visual arts

Drawing, painting, CGI, etching, jewelry/pendant design, etc.

Music

Crazy Boy Floyds songs!

Web

Articles, Movie Reviews, etc.

Which one did I want to do? Did I want to focus intensively on one of them, like I did back in summer of 2006 with my “Painting of the Week” project? Or maybe like last fall when I wrote fiction stuff every night?

In the end I decided that there are seven days a week, and four creative activities. That’s plenty of time to do all of ’em, right?

Well, Saturday night & Sunday afternoon are already taken up with Fools Play, and that satisfies me creatively. I’d like to have a day or two off as well, but I can probably do stuff Sunday evenings.

So I figured I can work on these things one night a week each, on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, with Friday off and Wednesday as an optional “floater” day that I can switch with a different day if I have something else to do then (if I have a social engagement on Sunday evening, for instance, I can do stuff on Wednesday instead).

So every week I’m going to work on an Article or a Movie Review for this website, I’m going to work on a science fiction story, I’m going to draw or paint something (maybe I’ll even paint some robots!), and I’m gong to try to write a CBF song (the music for one, at least). I’m not promising that I’m going to COMPLETE any of these things every week; but I will at least try to work on all of them.

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