If I’ve learned one thing these past few months, it’s that there is, in fact, a limit to my time…and I’ve reached it. I’m over-committed, over-extended, over-booked, and I’m just over-it. So I’ve been doing a little soul searching about what, really, is important to me when it comes to this business.
As much as I enjoy creating websites, they are incredibly time-consuming. Not to mention stressful. My dad once told me that when you’re doing any project on a house, even when it seems clean cut and simple, something will come up. You might have to adjust something to make it fit, or redo it completely, or go to the hardware store to get additional tools or supplies. Building a website is kind of like that. Things come up. Usually technical things. And sometimes no matter what you do, it’s not going to turn out exactly how you hoped.
And then there’s the unknown. I once asked my hosting service for help with something technical and I was told “you need to consult a web developer” — not helpful! My clients think I can do anything. The truth is that I am largely self-taught and just really good at understanding how computers work. Sometimes my best friends are Google and Youtube.
So long story short, I’m changing the focus of my business toward book covers. I may still take on the occasional author website, but for the most part I will devote my time and energy to what brings me the most joy.
Can’t wait to add the cover I’m doing right now to my portfolio–it’s my favorite!