I’ve been keeping myself busy over the past few months. In addition to my blog and fiction writing, I’ve been keeping up with my (mostly) bi-weekly creativity podcast and started posting cooking videos on YouTube.
In addition to that, I just published another collection of short fiction, Reflections in Blue Water. This is my first official foray into mainstream fiction. I’m not giving up on my odder stories, but I feel it’s good practice as a writer to work outside my comfort zone every now and then.
And if that’s not enough to keep me out of trouble, I’m playing around with some audio/visual experiments. I’ll post the results to my YouTube channel once I get something tangible put together.
I think it’s important to stay busy as a writer and creator. It keeps the imagination active and flexible, helps to keep the fires burning hot. Like muscles and other parts of the body, if you don’t use it you may lose it.
And if nothing else, I hope that my creativity and drive helps to inspire others to do the same. I know I’m not the most creative individual or the most talented, but I’m not afraid to try new things, to explore new ideas, or to make mistakes. Creativity is all about trying regardless of the outcome.
I hope you feel the same way.