Creative Spring Break

It’s spring time! That means two things:

-I’m heading to Charleston for the Cooper River Bridge Run
-It’s Creative Spring Break!

That second one isn’t really a thing. Until now, that is. I need a break from making things for a bit. Let my creativity recharge.

Currently I’m writing my second book, shopping my first book around to agents, doing the art for a video game, sending art samples to children’s book publishers, designing wedding invitations for brides, working on a freelance art project, writing two blogs a week, and trying to improve my art in several different areas. All that on top of a day job, and my responsibilities as a husband, father and puppy owner.

So for the next week or two, I’m not doing any of that. Okay, I’m doing some of it—I’m obligated to work on/finish some of those things. But hopefully scaling back the others will help me catch my breath so I can come back strong and make some real progress on my goals, like finally finishing my second book.

That means I won’t be blogging for a bit, but I’ll probably still be around on Twitter if you want to follow me there. I’m actually really excited about this. I have this creative ambition swirling in my mind that makes not working on things almost impossible. I have to be doing something, all the time. It can be exhausting, and the weird thing is, because I make money off most of my hobbies, and I enjoy doing them, I sometimes don’t realize that, creatively, I’m running on fumes. The last real break from creation I took was almost two years ago, when I went to Italy for ten days.

So I’m off to Charleston, to run across a bridge, and jumpstart my creative recharge. See you after spring break!