The other day I was talking to my daughter Lisa, who is an animator and visual artist, and an all-around cool person. I was talking about how hard it is to sustain your energy and passion as an individual artist slogging away every day. She said she always has four projects going at once–if she doesn’t feel like working on the animation, she works on a painting or a comic.
I said I thought that made a lot of sense.
So I started working on a bunch of short stories and flash fiction pieces in between working on my novel, a speculative fiction thing about a woman who tests virtual reality games and gets caught up in an inter-dimensional battle.
I’ve been writing at least one new flash fiction each week. What do you do to keep your creative juices flowing?