Have you ever eaten something and it was so good that you overdid it? Hours later when you are groaning and uncomfortable you ask yourself what you were thinking? Often (not always) you go back and do it all over again several days/weeks/months later?
There are days when my writing projects feel like that.
I’m in a very good place creatively right now. I know all of these very smart, very clever people and new ideas are popping up all the time. The problem is, I keep taking on new projects. It has gotten to the point where I’m almost afraid to list them because I overwhelm myself when I do it.
Suffice it to say, I have two podcasting, three editing and at least three writing projects on the go right now, not to mention family, work and home. Time slicing only goes so far before there isn’t any time left.
So, I have put a moratorium on new projects for the next little while (unless a contract comes up, which means priorities immediately change again).
That is not to say that I won’t ever start doing new things again. They will just have to sit on the back shelf for a while.
It’s not a bad problem to have, but, like eating too much of my favorite food, it does leave me wondering what I’ve done to myself. Happily, I have a plan to work through it all and, after a holiday I am pretty sure my energy will be back up where it needs to be.
Wish me luck!