I am baffled: "But how to get that consistency? [...] I never seem to get further than a week before dropping out."
Aren't you the same Adam Ming that managed to send a DAILY newsletter?! I am following you/reading your newsletter for quite a time now (i really like it very much!) and have aways been impressed, how you follow through on posting/writing regularly!
So maybe i find a bit of a relief in the fact that even Adam does not always know how to stick to a routine :-)
But you are sticking to working it out. For me, you are kind of a prof researcher in doing this illuatration thing - and you let us particpate in your trials and findings. I think that's beautiful.
Posting my art regularly to Instagram is something I really struggle with. I’ve tried to batch create ahead of time but I find the inspiration just doesn’t strike or that it all looks the same. Any tips on creating ahead of time in batches in a way that you have variety? (Batch writing works for me with my writing but not my art!)
Consistent social media is something I have a problem with. I know we’ve talked about it before, how I’m able to do a 100 day project, but once I stop, I don’t give myself enough permission to post rougher ideas or quick drawings. So, I love this Seven Little Things project. I’m interested to see how long I can stick with this one. I guess the important thing is that we keep showing up to try again and again until we find a system that works for us. Thanks for sharing your ideas! Also: How was the butter in coffee? I’ve also heard of this but never tried it before.
I love your seven little things idea!
I’m going to try this! I think setting a time limit for each is a great idea so it doesn’t become overwhelming. I’m working on my first picture book gig so I’m pushing hard to work on that in every spare moment...but I can’t post any of that! So I think this could help.