I made some very important decisions last night. I love making things, to the point where, if I am not creating something new, I feel a bit anxious and unfulfilled. That is one of the reasons that I began my etsy shop. I wanted to make what I love more than just a hobby. However, I believe that the shop has taken from me some of the love that I have for the craft-ing.
I have not been terribly successful on Etsy. I think that the amount of time and self promotion that is needed to stand out from the crowd, is more than I really want to invest. I want to just be free to make the things that I love most, and not have to try to market them as well. It is just too much effort and energy doing something I really don't care to do.
So, I have decided to let the listings in my Etsy shop expire. I shall no longer pursue that avenue for peddling my wares. I don't know if this is a permanent, but it is definite for right now. I am very serious about being the writer I claim to be, and so I need to clear my plate of several activities that get in the way of my progress.
Currently I am in the research phase of a book that I have to write. This book requires my concentration and is calling my name. Until further notice, I am hanging up the Etsy hat.