I have a problem and I would appreciate some advice. I am enthusiastic about game development, and just like every other nerd out there I have what I think are great ideas. However, it seems that I go through some phases that are quite annoying and frustrating to say the least.
I get excited about an Idea, I immidiatly start jotting down my ideas on paper, and after a good deal of planning I start working on them. However after a couple of months of work I end up getting burnt out and I walk away from it for a a couple of months until I get a rekindled desire to pick up the work again. This is a vicious cycle and it drives me crazy because I know that If I was more consistent I would have actually finished something by now, and I most certainly know I would have learned a lot more. When I stop working on my projects for extended periods of time I often forget a lot of what I had to study. Then when I go back to start them again I find I need to learn things over again, or even worse, there was an update in the interface of the software I was using so I have to learn it all over again.
Anyways, I guess what I am trying to say is, it is hard to stay motivated. I enjoy designing levels and everything that goes into it, but there comes a period in time where it starts to turn into work and then it is hard to keep going. Can anybody relate to me?
My concern is this; right now game design to me is a hobby. However one day I would like to turn that into a profession but the one thing that holds me back is myself, and so I think, is this a profession suitable for me?
Any thoughts, can anybody relate to this frustration of mine....(and no im pretty sure I am not crazy...I have ADD but I'm not crazy)
The only 3D design experience I have is level design in CryEngine, and some basic asset creation in 3DS Max. I would love to be able to increase my skills and education professionally but it is hard to do at this point.