“My mistake was thinking the time I spent on side projects had been wasted. It was, and is, in fact, the most valuable time I’ve ever owned — the jewels in a lucky, joyful writing life.”
I’m a huge believer in the power of side projects and think often times the best work evolves out of them.
Author Amber Sparks agrees and in this essay she explains why you shouldn’t sleep on side projects.
She suggests side projects can be a crucial part of the creative process, can break you out of your own feedback loop, and can be a source of valuable community building and relationships.