This is the very thing that has happened to some of my projects over the course of the last couple of years. My enthusiasm waxes and wanes as I constantly generate and pursue new and exciting creative endeavors. I admit that I am an excitement junky and when the project is new and full of possibilites that is right where I want to be, but as it takes shape and seems to be working I seem to lose interest.
A perfect example is my line of fabric that I have created from my artwork on Spoonflower.com
I knew that my shop on there still existed, but hadn't looked at it or updated it in quite some time. It wasn't until a day or so ago that I was so sweetly reminded that I had pushed my fabric project off to the side and that I had been a bad parent. This reminder came from the sale of 5 yards of my fabric to a lovely creative person who will be generating a new project of her own! Just experiencing her excitement for my work has sparked my own interest.
It is my intention now to make a list of all of my projects and to consciously check in with each one of them weekly to determine whether or not they need my help or can stand on their own. Some ideas will end up on the back burner while others will need a bit of coaxing to get their sparks flying again, but I suspect that just by checking in with each one of my projects I will be able to start the embers glowing again!
Do you struggle with balance in your creative endeavors? If so I would love to hear how you balance it all.