In my world... sometimes, actually always... I find it much easier to finish creative work - like a painting, or an illustration, but then after that... The temptation not to self promote and to continue working on new creative work sets in - basically procrastinating...
So yes I've been procrastinating mucho lately... in mailing out to publishers and instead been painting lots!!
With the paperwork associated with self promotion looming in a dark corner I ponder if I should just get it done and:
1. feel better for having gotten the work out into the world
2. less guilty for just letting the work sit, and finally,
3. getting myself a step closer to my dreams of being able to one day fully support myself as an artist.
But.... the creative work is just so much more fun!!
May be, just may be I should give myself a chance, and start at working on self promotion just one weekend a month.. or even one day a month to start... and go from there. I'll start with this coming Monday. This Monday, I'll dedicate the whole day to promotion - writing covers, getting prints done, addressing envelopes, sending out mail! If I actually do... hmmm what could I reward myself with? Perhaps the guilty feelings associated with procrastination ebbing will be reward enough... I guess I'll find out!
Anyhow, on here I still feel less guilty as I showcase a new painting I've been working on :)
Tahira Nusrat Karim