When I lose the passion for something or it frustrates me, it’s time to stop…especially when it’s within my control. First, it was writing and now graphic design. Last night, I made the decision to delete my deviantART account. I was a member for 7 years, but actively sharing a lot of artwork and free stories for 10 months. Just like with writing, I decided I didn’t want to continue with graphic art because it wasn’t fulfilling. I’ve been sharing free stories and artwork since 2005 and I’ve come to the realization they weren’t getting me where I want to be. I don’t want to waste my time anymore doing something that’s not beneficial to me. More importantly, if I’m not happy, then the best thing for me is to quit.
I decided to keep my artwork on deviantART, so I deleted most my personal art-related posts. I kept my book covers though. I will still post any fanart I find and I’m keeping the posts I already have. I want to use my author site for just my stories and whatever news I have regarding them…which won’t be much. I’ve stopped writing and The Howling Heart won’t be published, so don’t expect to see many updates. I have a few pieces of literature on dA, but its main purpose is to showcase my graphic art. I did a little housekeeping there as well and deleted some of my work.
If you’ve read my bio, then you know I do more than just write stories. I also enjoy creating graphic art. After lurking on deviantART for 7 years, I finally updated my profile and uploaded some artwork and poetry into my gallery. That’s the reason my pageviews, comments, watcher, and friend counts are ridiculously low. I haven’t created anything new in a long time, but I may get inspired one day. I’m more likely to create new artwork than write a new story.