What to do? What to do?
One group is pushing _ encouraging me to produce an LP. While another group wants me to focus on my art and do multiple exhibitions. I will publish a new children's book next year.
I have never really marketed any of my works. I simply do what I enjoy. The sales I make are the result of word of mouth and people that stumble across my site.
Others think I should take my work "more seriously". Although, I feel that I definitely take what I do seriously, they mean I should treat it like a business. Sure it would be nice to recoup some of the money I put into my creations. Yes, it would be great to actually make money, but mostly, I just want to have fun. I don't want to loss the enjoyment and freedom I feel when I'm creating because I'm thinking about what the public expects of my works. I don't want to give-up art to focus on music or writing. I don't want to give-up music to focus on art or writing. I don't want to give-up anything.
Should I choose an area to be my main focus, to treat as a business, to actually market and let the other areas be secondary hobbies? I can’t completely give them up. I must remain true to myself and continue to do what I love. That means art, writing, and music.
Time to side-step, for the moment, those voices telling me what to do, so that I can think.
What to do?