vecfaranti wrote:The difference between a lot of hobbies that have been mentioned (for example poker) and conworlding, is that there is no end in the former. Conworlding always ends up with a product of some sort. But I'm starting to have issues with just storing my product on my harddrive. It is not a money issue, althogh lack of time is an issue here, which indirectly relates to money. I have other things that I could do that are seemingly more beneficial for me in the long run than conlanging. And those are the things that I have been doing for the past two years. It's not that I don't like conlanging and conworlding, but it seems to end up at the bottom of my to-do list. Not because I don't like it, but because it frustrates me. It makes me happy, but it also makes me sad.
I know the feeling. I sometimes think I should spend more time with friends instead of doing constuff. Sometimes I fear that in 20 years time or so, I will have a beautiful and pretty complete conlang, but no friends and no social life whatsoever. As was said above, conlanging/worlding is mostly a private thing, and it's also a huge project that you' ve taken up. If you had three lives, you could probably spend all three of them working on your project and still not reaching a point of satisfaction. I mean, creating a world, that's what nature took 4.5 billion years in the case of our own, and it's still not complete, because there is no such thing as 'complete' (unless it is blown away by an exploding sun).
So I think you have to love the process of creating a conlang or conworld, else it can be very frustrating. Also, try to work out small things at a time, which will give a sense of completing something. As has been said earlier, you can achieve a lot by just working on it in the weekends, and there will be plenty of time for other things. Just avoid thinking about all the work that still needs to be done and enjoy the moment.
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