I’ve been trying to get myself to do some projects just for fun. I’m sure that we’ve all got a few things that we’d like to work on for ourselves, but the pressures of daily life and keeping ourselves housed and fed make it hard to justify time to just be.
One of the things that I want to do is spend more time drawing. I know that I can just sit down and do it whenever, but like any leisure activity, I wonder if it is the “best” use of my time.
I’ve decided to put some pressure on myself to spend more time on drawing. I planned in 2020 to take some in-person art classes, but of course that changed. Now that I feel like I could do so in a small group, I signed up for a drawing class at an in person studio which I’ll be starting in a few weeks. Having put down some money and set aside time in advance, I don’t have as many excuses to say no.
Another thing that I’ve been wanting to do is create some interactive fiction. I know some of the tools that I can use to build, and know that before all of that I can just use any text editor to write in preparation of adding interactive features. But making this a priority has been lagging.
This weekend I attended the virtual Narrascope Interactive Fiction conference, to learn more tips and techniques. I took a lot of notes on the many different sessions that I sat in. I plan on writing a long blog post covering the event, but it’ll be long enough that I wasn’t able to get it all in before today.
Hopefully next week I’ll have both that blog post and a new site design for returning to blogging to share with yall. Until then, choose that hobby that you’ve put off pursuing, and find something to jog your interest and push you to get started.
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