The Fallow Season
Due to the nature of my job as a high school English teacher there are certain times of the year when the time to create is very limited.
This is one of those times.
July to September is very busy, and time to focus on large projects or develop new ideas is very limited. Therefore I call this my fallow season.
I leave projects and ideas on hold, waiting for the next break to pick them up again. I can do little things like drawing but writing projects wait.
It is frustrating for a number of reasons. If I have built momentum on a project I have to let it slow down. If I want to spend time developing a new project it can only be done in small parcels of time if I have the mental strength to do so. It is frustrating because I am not where I want to be as a writer. There are other factors in the background that also hinder progress, and each time I think I have found a new pattern or way of creating, the parameters shift and I have to restart.
So this is me, waiting out the season but watching over the fields.