How do you deal with not wanting to paint miniatures?
Lately I've been neglecting my painting. I go to my work area, look down at my latest project and go "nah." Then I look through my other unpainted miniatures, looking for something that might pique my interest. Nothing. Not really anyway.
I've still only completed 9 miniatures for this year, out of my goal of 52. I've got quite a few half-painted miniatures, namely a unit of Hundred Years' War mounted knights. The desire to paint miniatures has been gone for awhile.
At times, I can't help but compare myself to other, more prolific, painters. Here I am with my little goal of 52 miniatures, while I know of people who complete a whole unit for a given army in a couple weeks. I also know of somebody who completed a Warhammer 40k Space Marine army in a week (I don't know if that included assembly). How can I ever be that prolific? Should I be that prolific? I thought about it, and my answer is "no."
This is okay.
And its okay that I haven't completed many projects this year.
There's lots of other things going on in my life, namely my writing. Did you see I self-published my first novella, Murder on the Hot Flats? (And it's got its first review--5 stars! whoo-hoo!) And today my first novel, Anne Greyhawk and the Valkyries, is going up on my other website, The Word of Stelios, in serialized form.
I guess part of it, too, is the whole sitting down thing. I spent most of my day writing, at and the end of the day I want to get off my butt and do something else besides sit some more.
Oddly enough, as I type this, I'm getting the urge to paint. Maybe I'll set aside an hour this evening to work on a project.
What do you do when you hit the miniature painting doldrums?