Sunday, February 12, 2006

Never-Been vs Has-Been?

This writing business is a tough one and I've come to realize I'm far from alone in my current state. It seems that dropping writers after a book or two or four is not an uncommon occurence these days and a publishing credit doesn't go nearly as far as it used to. I have to face the reality of being a has-been and the possibility that I shall remain so the rest of my days.

So I've given a lot of thought of late to switching my creative focus away from writing and directing it toward my stained glass projects instead. Stained glass is a relatively new thing for me...I've only been at it for a couple of years and I'm just now beginning to get good at it. If I set aside my writing and put that time toward creating stained glass projects instead, I'd get a lot more of it done. And there are several stores in town where I could sell my work on consignment. If the stuff doesn't sell, I can write it off to a lack of talent or a need for more practice. Better to be a never-been rather than a has-been, I figure. And if it does sell, I can once again experience that one-time thrill of the first sale.

And then I'll probably write an article about it and try to sell it to someone.