I've been drawing so ridiculously seldomly nowadays. And I haven't written anything narrational for... a whole year, maybe more! This really bothers me. I have this terrible urge to tell stories, create something "bigger", meaning something with a plot and nice characters that I like myself and so on. I do have a few projects planned, but I just can't make up my mind over some options.
I've been pondering over these same questions for maybe two years now, and I'm getting nowhere. I have several plots, planned almost ready, but I can't decide which one I like the best. Or more importantly, which one of them would have enough potential so I could dedicate myself to doing it, and ultimately get it finished some day?
Then, even if I could decide which story I would start really working on... I still have options to choose from. Decisions to make. Would the story be in the form of a comic, or a written story? A comic would be easy to show online and they tend to get much more attention than writings. I don't seek to be a celebrity, no, but I'm guessing that if I had a few, maybe even three people or so commenting on those comic pages, I would have the needed motivation to go on with the project.
Still, I do like writing too! And I really love it when even one person takes the time to read something I've written, and bothers to give some feedback on it. Now I'm NOT talking about journals or even written RPG-messages. xD I don't crave feedback on those. I meant short stories. I would really like to write them but it feels a bit sad when I have no one to read them...
Let's say it like this: here on dA I upload a picture I've done in, let's say, five hours. I've doodled something that just pops in my head while drawing, and I put some colours on it. It has little or no story behind it, and the character on it may be completely random. I receive some feedback on it, and I'm grateful.
Then with writings. It might have taken days, even weeks or months to design the characters and get to know them so I could write about them from their point of view. I've also most likely planned the plot so I know what exactly it is I want to tell. The writing itself takes time, too. Then when I'm done... I don't know what to do with the file. I'm afraid to ask anyone to read it, because somehow I think it would seem self-centered or... I don't even know, it just seems so extremely awkward! And yet, it seems really pointless to do something with so much effort, and then be the only one ever seeing the result. That's exactly what's happened with most of my writings, anyway... And well, some I've started, but then I have thought how it was so pointless, and just.. discontinued it.
Ah well, I've written too much of this already. Better stop. Not that anyone bothers bothers to read this anyway! xD If you did though, (and even if you didn't), bye now and have a nice day!