I just realized we both have the tagline "Once more with feeling." XD I think that phrase plus "Just ship it" are some of my (semi irony) favorite things artists are told. The greatest sin though, is hearing "Can't you do it for free? Isn't it fun for you so why do I have to pay you?"
It is fun for me... and yet, pay you must. I feel like "once more with feeling" is about where I am in life... statistically, I'll be lucky to get another 40 years... might as well do something with them. "Just ship it" is for working artists... I hear "what do you mean, you haven't started yet?" more often, as a 'hobbyist'.
Hey, hobbies are what drives people the most, so to every hobby artist out there (and I'm a hobby comic artist), I think it's okay to set your own pace. Life is worth enjoying and living, and not always grinding away at something.
I do have a rule for getting started on something: Spend at least 30 min a day on it. If after 30 min nothing came out of it, that's fine. Go have fun, but, just keep at that routine. I was never good with routine, my soul despised routine. But then I followed a routine my partner has for his hobby, and, it's hard some days, but it becomes a habit and an enjoyment. Funny how humans are so habit driven.
And I do hope you get another 40 years! Life is better with you around. :)
I like that idea! 30 minutes it totally doable. I hope to be around for many more years... I am kinda fun!