Have you ever started something, but never finished? That's the story of the majority of my projects.
As a creative, you often get ideas that come in the middle of working on a project. Sometimes, it adds to the current project. Most often than not, it takes you away from your project. In either case, your project is never complete or ever finished. More importantly, "Life happens" and your priorities get shifted.
Tinkering with things is something I've always enjoyed. It helps feed my curiosity. Dissecting something to figure out how it works and trying to improve on it keeps my mind active. It's akin to the creative process. If I could customize or improve everything that I own I would, but we only have so much time to work on doing so one or two at a time.
So where does that leave me with all my unfinished projects? Take it one at a time. For a while now, I've been carrying a small notepad and a pen everywhere I go. If I forget, I'll use my mobile phone in a pinch. The thought here is to jot down every new idea that comes to mind. I then organize them into different sections. It's very likely that I won't use them all, but I now have a pool of ideas ready for when I feel I'm running dry. This also helps with getting the idea(s) out of my head, so that my brain is not marinating in them. This keeps me focused.
After a bit of a hiatus, I've recently started to continue work on my Rainmeter skin(s). As much as I want to get to work on and release echo TWO: Highrise and echo THREE: Ghost, I need to refocus on echo ONE. Both of the former contain bits and ideas that took me away from echo ONE, but have now been moved out. So be sure to drop in on my profile for my latest update(s) to echo ONE, before I work on the next few iterations. Every artist knows that a project never truly feels complete, but also the need to draw a line before it's completely ruined.
Do you have something you've left unfinished? Why not go back to complete it? When you do, I'd like to hear about it. Okay, back to work (everyone)!