In my case, more like a light shower.
I don’t need anything more to do on my plate with everything going on in my life, but I’m feeling creatively void lately. Maybe I just have more time to think now that I’m not distracted so much by gaming. It’s been a long time since I’ve written anything substantial. When I look back on my Shanghai books, I’m not very happy with them, and I don’t want them to be the high point of my artistic endeavors. I’m trying to think of something new, and not go down the same roads I’ve already been down.
I’m not under any illusions that self-publishing will be profitable or even be seen by anyone. The cost barrier that was in place last time around for me has been removed now, with print-on-demand services who can cranks out physical copies as needed, instead of having to warehouse boxes of books no one wants. If I were to write a novel, crappy or not, it could be available through Amazon if I wanted to list it.
I don’t know yet what I’m going to do. My usual pattern is to start something and then never finish it. I want to move a project to completion this time. It doesn’t even have to be a big project. A short story or a small one-shot comic would be great. I’ve started some free-writing to see where my imagination takes me, and figure out if I have anything truly creative left in me, or if that time has come and gone.