So Megan, you’re an artist and a writer – what’s that like?
More than anything, it just means that I have a creative outlet to turn to when one avenue is blocked. Since I’ve been focusing on my writing lately, my art has had to take a back seat, but when I find myself unable to focus, or I just need a break from it, then I’ll spend a few hours on one of the paintings I have stashed away in my spare bedroom/office. The best part of that arrangement is that I spend 99% less time brooding than I would otherwise.
The two do tend to merge together at some point, though. Lately most of my art has been based around the novel I’m working on. It’s definitely helped me focus on the world that I’m trying to create, and it’s given me something concrete to look at when I’m trying to make creative decisions about my story.