Mar. 3rd, 2013

annayork: (NaNo Winner 2012)
 Part of me wants to start compiling a "Survivial Guide" for when (being optimistic here!) I am an ML for NaNoWriMo. Just a write-up of what I've learned through doing these challenges and a way to make sure that anyone who participates makes it fun and not stressful. I want to make the local stuff I host into a social "scene" of sorts that gets us away from the meat-market this area has and into an intelligent environment that's also fun and hopefully goes beyond November.

Getting some ideas also for fun games and "party favors" to hand out that won't be too expensive. I still have stuff from when I was an unofficial ML, but I am hoping with my own region and forum, I can get more people to show up because events won't be held in places that are a 45+ minute drive away.

OK, enough ponderings... I guess I'll stare at my homework a bit longer. *Gag*
annayork: (Default)
 ...and weekends like this are precisely why I stopped making dolls and art for clients. Other than homework, I've had nothing but free time. Free time to lay in bed and read. To order pizza and watch a movie (and not have a craft project for someone in my hands!). Time to do a lot of nothing. Time to play around with reorganizing things. Time to nap when I feel like it. Basically, it's time I am not spending doing stuff for others. Selfish? Sure.

Do I need it? Definitely!

I thought about possibly making dolls again some time ago, but realized I enjoy my days off being just that -OFF. Even with school demands, I don't feel as harried or pressured to do stuff. More I'm away from it, less I am likely to ever go back to it. It's run its course. It was fun. Maybe one day I'll make some because I want to, but at this point? It doesn't seem likely. I mean I don't even know how I managed to find time to do all that extra work for others!

What I find hilarious is how people can't believe I'd do that! People who never paid for my work expect me to keep cranking it out, apparently they're entitled to see what I create but not contribute toward funding that creativity. I'm supposed to offer them custom, pre-made artwork and charge Wal Mart mass-produced prices for it. Yea, that doesn't happen. I love creating, but people like that really make me NOT like doing it. 

So from now on, I create for me. I will make gifts for people close to me, but I don't plan to ever again create art for sale or for anyone to commission from me. That part of my art life is behind me for good.

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~*About Anna*~

I'm a grad student, wannabe writer, budding rock-and-roll baker, and an artist. I'd like to think that my life serves as proof that you can have an advanced education, normal job, look normal, and yet still be a total bad-ass and make creepy, freaky stuff and write saucy books.

I love to write even if it's just for my own amusement. I have enjoyed participating in NaNoWriMo and Script Frenzy and intend to keep participating in them as well as any other writing challenges I am able to join. I like the idea of trying new things, setting goals, and accomplishing something for the sheer reward of saying I did it.

Most of my updates on my writing projects are public unless it's kind of spoilery stuff I'm not ready to show.

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