This is what I'm struggling with.
What the hell should my pace be?
There are only two things I'm focusing on right now: Making Stuff & Putting It Out in the world.
Invariably, one of two things happens.
I work at a breakneck paced fuelled by Monster Energy and Modafinil until I crash and lose all of my progress.
I pace myself and put out something consistently 2 to 4 times a month and "get a little writing in" each week, but the return is small and I lose all of my motivation.
To be completely honest, I have vacillated between these two extremes for over a decade.
But sometimes I have found flow. I hit that sweet spot where I work enough to be excited about getting back to it without going so hard that I burn myself out.
As far as I can tell, the best solution is to start small and then ramp up every week until I feel the overwhelm and then pull back a little.
I wish there was a better solution. If you have any ideas, please let me know in the comments.
But in the meantime, I'm going to ramp up these posts to twice a week and see how it feels.
All the best
PS I figure that it's helpful to be real here. I don't want to lie and act like I don't struggle everyday. I do. However; it might be helpful to at least separate these posts; so If you want to see more posts like this they will be listed under "The struggle" Category.