Limping along

We’re finally into May, the month of the Press Gang Invitational and summer is right around the corner (today’s rain notwithstanding). I’ve got most of my Trollblood army to paint and a ton of commission work.

Sadly, anything resembling motivation seems to have deserted me.

I know I’m not alone in this; several of us, for a variety of reasons, missed deadline for Band of Bodgers II. Mk II definitely occupied a good portion of my attention in April. And the desire to get out and play — which has been lacking for a good amount of time — took precedence over painting.

So what’s the cure for this?

Well, if I knew the answer to this, it would be a boon to the gaming community. For me, I think it’s been a need to vary what I do with my free time and set realistic goals for painting. With the monthly painting challenges, I set the bar very high from the first time I did one. I haven’t completed a painting vow since the first one. Clearly, whatever had motivated me before has left.

Even the prospect of making money while painting doesn’t seem to be enough. So, I’ll need to do a little soul searching and reevaluate my approach to painting.

There’s a lot coming up in the next 6 months for me — the Invitational, running a PAX qualifier, painting up a 750-point Khador force for Breast Cancer Brawl and painting my entries for the P3 Grand Masters at Gencon. And all the commission work, and whatever of my models I feel like painting. So it’s a lot. But I think I’m going to formulate a game plan and do my damnedest to follow it.

We’ll see how it goes.


4 Responses to Limping along

  1. gdaybloke says:

    Well, I shared one possibility with you via email…

    • bobaferret says:

      You did. I’m going to try cutting back on the monthly painting vow and seeing if that helps me get the commission work done. And now I’ve been distracted by Wood Elves. If scheduling fewer models doesn’t work, then I’ll take you up on that possibility.

  2. tallyn42 says:

    yeah I share the motivation problem, I may not be working on Privateer stuff, but I am feeling like working on the new items. And limping along? yeah with my knee out I get to limp.

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