When unfinished work comes back to haunt you.
I've been groaning most of the afternoon thinking about all the projects people have asked me to do with them and how I haven't delivered on a lot of them. Sometimes It has been scheduling conflicts, sometimes it's money, sometimes it's time, sometimes I don't have the skills to produce what i'd like and sometimes I just have a hard time saying 'no.'
I had a conversation with a person i'm supposed to be doing illustrations for. I hadn't heard from them in months and we talked out a new schedule. Fingers crossed, hopefully getting it rounded up. It's a big project, they have a big vision and I want to help where I can. It's been tough switching to 2 different jobs since the last time we'd talked, holidays, finally getting a tool I needed to do the work, my best friend finding out she has cancer, trying to get resources for a family member's health isssues and more 'life' type things that just making picking up a pencil to create art hard some days.
Other projects that people have thrown at me lately that make me want to scream, only because I want to help them but I already have past collaborations to pick up.
-Costume contest collaboration
-Collaborative Costume projects
-My own projects I'm trying to create
-Fundraising for my friend's cancer
I had thought about hiring someone to manage my creative projects so I can have an organized list of what I can do and can't do and what I can come back and pick up later. I have a full time job on top of all this and parent's asking when I'm going to pop a few kids out, lol.
First things first though. I'm going to finish the projects I've put off the longest and go from there. I don't see any other way to do it other than freaking out and cancelling everything with everyone. Which I don't like to do. I like to help everyone I can and not hurt people's feelings.
Wish me luck.