Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Between Writing Projects: What Do You Do?

I like to give myself a 2 week break.

I fill my time with various creative outlets, but mostly painting. The sales of my artwork help support my writing and the creativity replenishes my well. Finishing How to Leash a Thief came at the perfect time. While I'm packaging up the manuscript to send off to my editor, I'm also gearing up for a big solo art exhibition which begins May 5th and will run through June 25th. The gallery owner and I talked about maybe having HTLAT ready for the big art show, but sigh... that didn't happen. I decided one is wisest not to rush the publishing process. Besides, Steely needs to have her own "opening show". She told me art would just steal her thunder and she isn't up for sharing her moment to shine. Lol.

I have another 8 days of writing rest, and finishing up some pieces for the show, and then, I will begin working on book 2 of my Steely & Cuff mysteries. 

Here's a peek at my art website. I haven't added any new images in the past month, as I'm waiting to unveil 10 new works at the show. If you follow me on Instagram and/or my (art) Facebook page both @gypsychickart, I've been posting sneak peeks of them.

What do you do in between writing? Do you take a break or move on to the next project right away?

Please feel free to also find me on Facebook @candilynnfite-writer.

~Write on!

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  1. You're an artist? That's cool! Awesome about the exhibition.

    1. Sure am! Thanks for your comment, Alex. :)

  2. Love your abstract paintings. I am trying to get back into oil painting. I miss it tremendously, but fear that if I don't have time for writing, where in the world will I find the time for my art? :(

    You are blessed!

    1. Wow, thank you, Diane. I'm lucky enough to have a work-from-home day job, which is only part-time. Therefore, I have time for both my writing and painting. And even though my painting is so enriching and fulfilling, it's also a small part of my monthly income. I hope you find some time to explore your oils once again!