At the writing group yesterday, someone mentioned how I was struggling to finish my serial but somehow decided to have the time to work on glyphs for Miwāfu, covers, and everything else.
I mostly say the path of least resistance. When I struggle with one thing, I set it aside to work on other things. When I hit the point of writing too much, I work on creative projects like drawing, programming, or a whole slew of other things.
BAM is going to take a while to finish. This Sunday, I'm submitting the last chapters to the writing group. I need to set it sit for a bit before getting into it, so I'm going to mostly work on other projects in November. That includes the cover, I hope, but also some work for Sam's Dot Publishing, MfGames Writing, and maybe even Author Intrusion.
I also have some Settlers of Catan tiles I need to finish painting.