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Yesterday, I spent much of the day working on the small, ACEO paintings for my IndieGoGo subscribers. This is not something that would normally take all day, but my hands had other plans. As I pushed myself beyond the pain, something HUGE occurred to me. Next month will be the last month of art cards for all but four of my subscribers. Seriously. Two more will end in April and the last two in May. I’m forever grateful to my subscribers and supporters but my insides are jumping and hooting. The IndieGoGo project is nearing completion!

What does this mean?

Beginning in April, or even mid-March, I will be able to devote more time to writing. I’ll be able to have a schedule. Can you believe it? Since the project began my writing time as been something like a chicken with its head cut off. I run around frantically, squeezing in a little writing whenever, and wherever I can, but without much focus. To have a dedicated time for writing will be momentous. Here’s my tentative schedule:

6:00-7:30 a.m.     – Wake up time and getting my daughter off to school.

7:30-8:15 a.m.      – Coffee, breakfast, emails and light blog reading.

8:30-9:30 a.m.      – Walking time (I need to exercise more).

9:30-12:30 a.m.    – Writing time!! Some of this will be actual writing and some will be brainstorming, editing, etc.

Lunch

1:30-3:30 p.m.       – Painting (or general art).

I’m leaving the rest of the afternoon open to anything else–social media, helping my daughter with homework, reading, etc. The new schedule will also mean the time I spend painting will be on my personal projects and goals. I’ve enjoyed creating the art cards every month, but when you work so hard on something that isn’t really yours, it can affect your other work. I often feel drained after finishing a month of art cards, drained creatively. Turning around and working on a new painting is the last thing I feel like doing. I’ll also be able to give my hands a well deserved break!

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