I took another macrame bracelet class at a local bead shop last week, and all I want to do is tie knots. These and many more will eventually be listed for sale in my Etsy store (click HERE).
As much as I love doing it all - and as important as all my creative pursuits are to me - sometimes I have a hard time squeezing everything in. I wish I could just immerse myself in one activity at a time, but real life interferes with that. Piano teaching forces me to adhere to a schedule; special orders from my jewelry customers take precedence over exploration; the demands of running a household are never ending. The only thing I don't HAVE to do is write, but I hope that won't always be the situation, so I write anyway. The best solution I have been able to come up with is to put myself on a flexible daily schedule, in which I teach my students as required, make one or two new pieces of jewelry, and write a specific number of words.
On the heels of my trip to Birmingham, and in the middle of this obsession with macrame, I am a bit behind on my revision schedule. However, I am trying not to beat myself up for that, because I have been writing every day - just 500-1000 words as opposed to a couple thousand. And I am remain committed to get finishing my story before my birthday August 15th. 2000 or so words a day will get me there.
Writers, do you have other creative interests that distract you from your WIP's? How do you deal with that?