Busy As You Want To Be

| October 8, 2014

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There was a point in time when I had too much time on my hands.

I wasn’t writing anything. I wasn’t reading anything. I wasn’t watching anything. I went to work, came home, and did absolutely nothing. And it went on for months.

The first couple of weeks were fine. It was a nice vacation! But then it just went on and on and on and… And then I started to complain. I was bored. My wife just looked at me like I had lost my entire mind. And she was right.

As a creator, you’re as busy as you want to be. There are tons of things you can be doing about any facet of your career: actively creating, no matter what your expertise; networking (also known as hanging out and talking with other creators); studying different ways to do things; making plans for convention season; damned near anything else.

A creator should never complain about being bored. The complaint should be just the opposite–you have too much work that you can’t possibly get to.

I am exactly as busy as I want to be.

How about you?

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Steven is an editor/writer with such credits as Fallen Justice, the award nominated The Standard, and Bullet Time under his belt, as well as work published by DC Comics. Between he and his wife, there are 10 kids (!), so there is a lot of creativity all around him. Steven is also the editor in chief and co-creator of ComixTribe, whose mission statement is Creators Helping Creators Make Better Comics. If you're looking for editing, contact him at stevedforbes@gmail.com for rate inquiries.

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