Exit 230. I don’t have time.

I don’t have time.

I always have all these great creative ideas, and I don’t have time to work on all of them.

I wrote a novel off and on from 2014-18, more off than on, and it still feels like it isn’t quite finished, like there’s one part that needs to be rewritten.  I started a second blog recently.  I have another fictional universe I’ve done things with in various forms for over a quarter-century.  And I feel like I can’t really commit to any of them.

But that’s okay.  All of these projects are just for fun, and I shouldn’t stress about them.  I’m not trying to make a living out of any of these creative projects.  I have a real job that takes a lot of my time.  But this is also the kind of real job that periodically gives me time off when I can concentrate on things like this.

So I’m just not going to worry about it.  I’ll write what I can, when I can.  Even if no one reads it.  Because maybe when I’m an old man, I’ll look at some of my old writing that I haven’t read in decades, and I’ll get a good laugh out of it.  (That actually happened recently with some poems I wrote in my late teens that have followed me from hard drive to hard drive on five different computers.)

And if any of you don’t know about my other projects and are curious, let me know.  I’ll either share it, or maybe I’ll kindly thank you and explain why I’m not comfortable sharing everything with everyone.


    1. I’m not planning on publishing anything. All of this is just for fun. However, I do enjoy sharing it with people and getting their reactions, because different people always have different perspectives.

      What I meant about the fictional universe, I didn’t really word that correctly… I meant that I created the main characters when I was in high school and have done various things starring these characters over the decades since then: crudely illustrated stories, crudely drawn animation, a silly home video camera movie that only exists now on a few VHS tapes that may or may not still work, comic books, a board game, and a collectible card game that never got past the starter set.

      If you’re interested in reading/watching anything of mine, let me know. I know I only know you through a few blog posts, but it’s always interesting to me to hear reactions to my work from people who don’t know me well. And if you don’t have time to read/watch anything right now, that’s totally ok too 🙂

  1. Sounds like lots of ideas and passion for different things, and I agree, you shouldn’t let not finishing things or having the time to dedicate to them as much as you’d like stress you out. Starting and doing what you can on the things that interest and excite you is fantastic, the alternative is to be more like me and have thoughts in your head but never do anything about them. I’m a walking advertisement for not living with regrets of things not started and never done. Don’t be like me. If you could focus on one thing for a while or dedicate more focus to one project at the moment, what would it be? x

    1. Right now, I’ve been using creative time for my other blog, the one you know about. However, I don’t want to abandon the fictional characters I’ve been writing for 25 years. Maybe I’ll focus on that during the summer when I’m not working. (I’ll message privately later if you want to see it)

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