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->'''Interviewer:''' I want to tell everybody out there, for the record, no new [[Music/DreamTheater Mike]] [[Music/LiquidTensionExperiment Portnoy]] [[Music/AvengedSevenfold projects]] were started during the making of this interview.\\
'''Portnoy:''' Iím actually not so sure about that.
-->-- '''[[http://metalholic.co/mike-portnoy-exclusive-getting-mobbed-up-and-taking-a-flying-leap/ Metalholic.com Q&A]]''' on The Adrenaline Mob

Sometimes a creator becomes extremely popular, and thus extremely in demand. Or perhaps he becomes so enamored of his own abilities that he believes everyone wants to see the results of every idea he has. Or maybe it's just his natural state, who knows?

But in any event, the creator winds up turning their attention to more than one project at a time, sometimes ''many'' more. These projects may have staying power, or they may fall by the wayside fairly quickly. It may result in one of their projects lying dormant for days, months, even years, and then suddenly seeing a burst of new activity as the creator's other projects lie gathering dust for awhile.

Sometimes a creator winds up having this through no fault of his own, as his projects encounter ExecutiveMeddling regularly and he thus has to keep many of them in the air, never knowing which one will be given a chance to survive.

Attention Deficit Creator Disorder (or ADCD) can often lead to the quality of the overall projects (or at least some of them) suffering, or at the very least a ScheduleSlip, sometimes regular and sometimes unannounced.

Also, sometimes it's not another project that's causing the creator's attention to wander, but merely that they feel they have something more entertaining to do. If a webcomic has regular bouts of "Did you expect a comic today? Silly readers, ''[[LawyerFriendlyCameo Katamari Fantasy XXIV]]'' was released today, no updates this week!", you're probably seeing ADCD in action.

Not to be confused with the band ''Music/{{ACDC}}''. Or with [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny Attention Deficit... Ooh, Another Project!]]



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* TheWorkaholic Creator/OsamuTezuka certainly was the top-player of this trope. He worked on multiple comics during the same time, often being confronted with harsh deadlines, sometimes forced to finish 30 pages in one night. ''And he made it''. He created ''seven hundred'' finished and unfinished manga series during his life, spanning everything from multi-volume LongRunners like ''Manga/AstroBoy'' to graphic novels like ''Manga/OdeToKirihito''. Sadly, his masterpiece ''Manga/{{Phoenix}}'' remained unfinished.
** He also was a passionate animator and anime director, yet never achieved the same status in that regard.
* Creator/{{CLAMP}}. To date, they have worked on ''at least'' 25 different series during their 24 year-long career, most of which were in running alongside each other at some point. They currently have [[Manga/{{Clover}} two]] [[Manga/{{X1999}} series]] on indefinite hiatus, [[Manga/DrugAndDrop two]] [[Manga/{{Gate7}} other]] series that have been ongoing since 2011, one of which came out of a hiatus that lasted for ''eight years'', ''and'', they've also just added a [[Manga/XxxHolic third]] series to their workload, which is actually the unexpected continuation of a series they'd officially but [[NoEnding unceremoniously]] ended two years ago. This list doesn't include their work in character designing for {{anime}} and books, nor articles and short-stories for various magazines.
** Granted, the vast number of works can be attributed to the fact that CLAMP, rather than being one person, is a group of four artists working together. However, it should also be noted that unlike other mangaka who usually have a team of assistants at their beck and call, they are the sole workers on their series.
* While her list of works isn't quite as lengthy, Creator/YukiruSugisaki beats the pants off of Creator/{{CLAMP}} when it comes to unfinished series. This is a woman who has left two series unfinished for 15+ years, started a number of other series within that time, of which only [[Manga/{{Rizelmine}} one]] has been confirmed to be completed. Her most recent shenanigans involve her starting the series 1001 Knights and then following up by starting Junkissa Neko two months later.
* Creator/NaokoTakeuchi had enough of this when she was pouring all her attention into writing ''Manga/SailorMoon'', making ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'' take far too long to complete.
* For 27 years, Creator/RumikoTakahashi was working on at least two manga series regularly (3 from 1984-86) as well as producing one-shot "Rumic Theatre" comics.
* Im Dal Young is currently working on several projects at once, some with irregular schedules and at least one on hiatus.
* ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' is in a unique position in that its creator can suffer ADCD with it alone. Different arcs are published simultaneously and in different magazines; this can get confusing when reading the magazines as the events don't properly get put in order until the official volumes are released. The Emerald arc was put onto hiatus for a whole year, the Platinum arc went through a major ScheduleSlip, and the HGSS arc was horribly rushed. On the plus side, Kusaka Hidenori is allowed to make [[ReCut major revisions in the official volume releases]], smoothing out quite a lot of continuity kinks and expanding the plots as he does so.
** Hidenori himself notes this and wonders if anybody, much less kids, can keep up with his stories in the magazines releases.
* Creator/MiyabiFujieda finished two mangas and is currently updating one (semi-regularly), while the remaining two have been gathering dust for literal years now.
* Masaki Tsuzuki, the creator of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' franchise, has been accused of this trope on an entirely different level: each season so far has [[GenreShift fallen into a different genre]].
* Noboyuki Fukumoto, creator of ''Manga/{{Akagi}}'' and ''Manga/{{Kaiji}}'', suffers from this heavily. He's been writing and drawing ''Akagi'' since 92, ''Kaiji'' since 96, and all the while he worked on other, fairly major works, at least one of which went on indefinite hiatus without being completed. Currently he's working on three separate manga.
* Kazuya Minekura, the creator of ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'', ''Saiyuki Gaiden'', ''Saiyuki Ibun'', ''Manga/WildAdapter'', ''Executive committee'', ''Manga/BusGamer'', and more, tends to juggle a few projects at once. This often ends in works being put on hiatus, usually due to her health problems. (Note that the only finished work in the above list is ''Saiyuki Gaiden'', which unsurprisingly judging by its name, is the prequel to ''Saiyuki'').
* Creator/HidekazHimaruya has had this ever since he began drawing comics. He's worked on ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' and ''Manga/ChibisanDate'', with either one falling into spontaneous and unannounced hiatuses as he works on the other. His Hetalia blog ceased updating in mid-2012 (and [[AbortedArc the 2011 Christmas event was never completed]]), though Comic Birz still publishes a new story every month. His two oldest series, ''Manga/BarjonaBombers'' and ''Manga/AdvanceKitakouBroadcastingClub'', have been collecting dust for years and probably only Himaruya himself would know if they'll ever be resumed.
* Creator/PeachPit had this for a while. At one time they working simultaneously on ''Manga/RozenMaiden'', ''Manga/ZombieLoan'', and ''Manga/ShugoChara''.
* Creator/CoolKyouShinsha often has multiple ongoing manga at any one time, at one point having as many as 11 at once. His simplistic art style definitely helps.

* Creator/LeonardoDaVinci and other Renaissance Men were especially prone to this. The ''Mona Lisa'' was apparently done in fits and starts. While employed by the Duke of Milan, Leonardo had plans for a huge bronze statue of a horse and rider that never happened. During this time he was also working on and off on ''The Last Supper'', which wound up taking about three years. Although the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonardo%27s_horse horse]] did finally get built. The horse statue wasn't his fault, though: Milan ended up in a war when he was in designing stages, and the bronze meant for the statue was used for making cannons, instead.
[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Creator/JossWhedon. Besides running ''Buffy'' and ''Angel'' at the same time, had various other pokers in the fire, including trying to start up ''Firefly''. He's still working on getting a few series started, as well as writing and co-writing multiple comics, both in the Buffyverse and for Marvel as well as another Firefly comic.
* Pat Lee, of the defunct Dreamwave Productions ''ComicBook/TransformersGenerationOne'', became notorious for penciling the first few issues of a series, and then handing it off to another artist. Readers have hypothesized this was to boost the sales of each new series by advertising a star artist. The fact that Pat Lee also spent his employee's salaries on new sports cars and robbed his investors blind indicates he just didn't give a crap.
* Joe Madureira had a little of the regular kind and a little of the "can't be bothered" kind. After building an elaborate office full of toys and entertainment, he and his employees were apparently more concerned with having Nerf wars than getting out issues of ''ComicBook/BattleChasers''. And besides, doing up covers for PSM resulted in faster, easier paychecks.
* Ben Dunn has a tendency to start up new comics and then abandon them fairly quickly, possibly due to low sales and fans fairly quickly recognizing whatever anime and manga he snagged elements from to make them. (One of the more recent non-starters was an almost ridiculously transparent amalgamation of ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' and ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''.)
** His most recent efforts, Obamouse and Enter The Zombie, lasted one issue each.
* Creator/JackKirby and Creator/StanLee, during the [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]].
** Stan Lee supervised Creator/MarvelComics and wrote virtually the entire line, from [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Amazing Spider-Man]] to ''ComicBook/MillieTheModel''. They operated via the "Marvel Method." Instead of writing a full script, Lee would write a general plot, which was then given to Creator/JackKirby or Creator/SteveDitko (in the case of Spiderman and Dr. Strange) to draw. After receiving Jack's pencils, Stan would then write the finished script. This was a huge workload for both men, especially for Kirby who drew ComicBook/TheMightyThor, ComicBook/FantasticFour and other anthology titles (it generally takes a lot longer to draw a comic than to write a script, leave alone the outlines and dialogue that Stan Lee wrote), all produced in a short period of time.
** The Marvel Method put a lot of the storytelling responsibility on the artist's shoulders, and later led to considerable controversy (not to mention lawsuits) over who should get what sort of credit for "creating" the story, especially since towards the end, Kirby and Ditko supplied dialogue suggestions in boxes for Lee to follow. Nonetheless Lee deserves credit for creating an unified sense of style without which the Marvel SharedUniverse would probably not take off (both Kirby and Ditko being too individualistic in style to really cohere together without Lee). This led to [[TropesAreNotBad some of the greatest American comics ever]]. And none of the key creator's solo efforts (Lee's, Kirby's, Ditko's) matched the impact of their "Marvel Method" collaborations.
* Creator/BrianMichaelBendis. A ''prolific'' writer for Marvel, at any given point is the main writer for three/four (sometimes more) headlining comic franchises (''[[UltimateUniverse Ultimate Spider-Man]]'', at one point both ''Mighty-'' and ''New Avengers'', ''ComicBook/{{Powers}}'' as well as being a main co-writer for any and all major Marvel events, as well as being involved in some form of movie developments, both Marvel-owned and his own properties, on top of his indie comics, which he both writes and draws himself.
** He's picking up even more titles! He's doing a new series called ''Scarlet'' and writing the new ''ComicBook/MoonKnight'' ongoing. Is it possible for a writer to have WolverinePublicity?
* Jason Robinson, creator/writer/artist of ''ComicBook/TheDemonMages'', puts a lot of effort into building his world and characters, but only two volumes of saidsame comic have been published to date: the first in 2008, and the second in 2010. [[JustifiedTrope That said]], Robinson is also a freelance artist who has collaborated in projects with Creator/WayForwardTechnologies and Lab Zero Games (the VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}} developers).
* Geoff Johns is basically running the DC Universe right now, being responsible for the revivals of both Barry Allen as Franchise/TheFlash and Hal Jordan as the Franchise/GreenLantern. He spearheaded several of DC's {{Crisis Crossover}}s nearly back to back with Blackest Night, Brightest Day & Flashpoint, wrote a couple of miniseries during ComicBook/FinalCrisis, restarted Adventure Comics to write Superboy again, helped with the DC reboot with him on Justice League & Aquaman, and with the first big event for the New 52, Forever Evil, helped write several of the villain books, wrote the first few arcs of Justice League of America and wrote F.E.'s main story. Geoff Johns doesn't sleep. Geoff Johns is powered ''entirely'' by UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}.
* Creator/WarrenEllis. At this very moment he's probably working on a dozen different comics and two or three screenplays. And when we're ever going to see another issue of, say, ''ComicBook/DesolationJones'' is anybody's guess.
* [[ComicBook/{{Invincible}} Robert]] [[ComicBook/TheWalkingDead freaking]] [[ComicBook/MarvelZombies Kirkman]] [[ComicBook/BattlePope is]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Kirkman#Bibliography another example.]]
* Creator/JhonenVasquez is made of this trope. He never sticks with any project for very long.
* Creator/RobLiefeld seemed to love creating new series, then forget about them partway through. Also he was very prone to ScheduleSlip on the titles he ''did'' continue.
* J. Scott Campbell's schedule seems to be comparable to Tectonic Plate Shifts. He's hugely in-demand as a pin-up/cover artist, but his most recent work drawing comic interiors either never got finished or never materialized at all. His greatest claim to fame was ''ComicBook/DangerGirl'', (which itself suffered from ridiculously long delays, imagine that) which he co-created in the late '90s and seems to still be riding off the success of, despite contributing nothing but covers to the series over the last 10+ years.
* Jason Aaron in the last few years was working on several Wolverine comics, ''Comicbook/GhostRider'', ''ComicBook/{{Scalped}}'' and ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'' while working on miniseries and giving guest apperances in other comics; at one point he was working on four ongoing series at the same time - ''Comicbook/ThePunisherMAX'', ''ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'', ''Wolverine and the ComicBook/XMen'' and ''ComicBook/IncredibleHulk''. What's funny is that only one of them (Punisher) suffered from ScheduleSlip and that's because of the artist, who had to deal with personal matters, so Marvel had to put the series on a very long hiatus.
* Creator/ScottSnyder is an example that somehow manages to keep his quality up despite his work load. Hitting it big with ''ComicBook/AmericanVampire'', he soon penned a highly acclaimed run on ''[[Franchise/{{Batman}} Detective Comics]]'' and a mini-series, ''Gates Of Gotham'', before the DC relaunch. Now, he's the writer for both the ''Batman'' and ''Comicbook/SwampThing'' monthlies where he's coordinating events shared with other books (Swamp Thing is with Animal Man, and the ''Night of the Owls'' event in the Bat-Books), in addition to ''American Vampire''.
* It's currently unclear how Ian Flynn manages to get any sleep. At one point, he was the writer of five monthly books for Franchise/ArchieComics at once: ''Comicbook/SonicTheHedgehog'', ''Sonic Universe'', ''ComicBook/SonicBoom'', ''Comicbook/MegaMan'', and the ''New Crusaders'' reboot. He has also written several one-offs in the ''Archie'' series, and was slated to write a ''Cosmo The Merry Martian'' reboot as well (though that seems to be shelved for the time being.) Add to that his personal forums were acting as a second job, leading him to shut them down in early 2016. That, with the cancellation of ''Sonic Boom'' and ''Mega Man'' being put on hiatus, has eased his workload a bit.
* A quick look at Alan Davis's output shows that, after hitting a certain degree of acclaim in the early 2000's, he never stayed on any title for longer than six issues. His art is popular enough to boost sales, so he keeps getting work popping issue sales and putting out his own projects for DC and Marvel (mostly Marvel).
* Michael Fleisher's run on ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' had him script revivals for ''ComicBook/RogueTrooper'' and ''[[InNameOnly Harlem Heroes]]'' as well as original strips such as ''Junker''. He had written so many strips that some of his ''Harlem Heroes'' stories were printed years after he'd been fired from the comic.
* Creator/LewisTrondheim wrote and/or drew about 150 ''books'' since the beginning of the 90ies, while other French authors rarely release more than 1 or 2 books per year.
* In 2015, Creator/KieronGillen had a full plate: ''[[ComicBook/AngelaMarvelComics Angela: Asgard's Assassin]]'', ''[[ComicBook/SecretWars2015 Siege]]'', and ''ComicBook/StarWarsDarthVader'' for Marvel; ''ComicBook/TheWickedAndTheDivine'', ''ComicBook/{{Phonogram}}'', and ''ComicBook/{{Ludocrats}}'' for Image; ''ComicBook/{{Uber}}'', ''[[ComicBook/{{Crossed}} Crossed: Badlands]]'', and ''ComicBook/MercuryHeat'' for Creator/AvatarPress. With so many titles, Gillen had to announce he was taking a break from the Marvel Universe after ''Secret Wars'', since it was getting to be too much.
* Creator/AlanMoore is famous in the comics industry for writing really long, really detailed scripts, packed with information about each panel and everything it contains. In TheEighties, Moore worked on the following titles over a ten year period (some of which were published at a later period because it takes longer to draw and publish a comic than it is to write): ''ComicBook/{{Miracleman}}, ComicBook/CaptainBritain, ComicBook/VForVendetta, ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}, A Small Killing, Big Numbers, Brought to Light, ComicBook/FromHell, Lost Girls'' not to mention his famous lengthy run on ''ComicBook/SwampThing'', his many DC stories such as ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' and ''ComicBook/WhateverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow''.
* Stjepan Sejic is an artist for ''ComicBook/{{Switch|2015}}'', ''ComicBook/RatQueens'', ''Aphrodite IX'', and ''Ravine''. He is also the artist and writer for ''Webcomic/{{Sunstone}}'' and ''ComicBook/DeathVigil''. He is also a cover artist for various franchises. He then, on top of this workload, draws plenty of high-quality personal artwork. [[http://fav.me/d8mm196 His reaction]] to his workload for 2015 has him going [[Franchise/DragonBall Super Saiyan]].
** As of [[http://nebezial.deviantart.com/journal/--628450711 August 2016]], Sejic seems to have hit creator burnout. It turns out that working on multiple projects at his pace for ''twelve years'' doesn't come without a heaping dose of RealityEnsues. His health degenerating to the point where it's a struggle for him to even hold a pen properly made him realize he needed to pull back and take a break from at least ''one'' of his projects.
* Paul Grist, while an undoubted talent, has developed a bad name among comic fans for the way in which his creator-owned series (notably ''ComicBook/JackStaff'', ''Kane'', and ''Mudman'') tend to peter out or take very lengthy breaks. The fact that he also has a tendency to KudzuPlot doesn't help.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Inevitably the [[BetterThanCanon good]] writers you actually ''like'' will become so prolific and excited about their amazing ideas that they start four or five different projects and never finish more than one. Which really blows when a DeadFic winds up happening after a bloody horrible cliffhanger.
** Creator/NimbusLlewelyn, known for writing epic crossovers such as ''Fanfic/TheWizardInTheShadows'' and ''[[Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm The Child of the Storm universe]]'', is infamous for this. While over half his posted fics are complete, almost all of those are stand alone one shots. An inconsistent update schedule doesn't help - sometimes he goes months at a time without updating, sometimes he puts out three chapters in a week. The scale of his writing doesn't really help, either, with chapters frequently exceeding 10,000 words, and the latter fic has an unpublished word count spiralling into the millions. This is apparently part of the problem, since he frequently gets distracted by new plot bunnies, which he partially develops and then almost never publishes, or by later parts of the fic 'verse. He has acknowledged this tendency, however, and has stated that if he ever loses the will to write further sequels to ''Child of the Storm'', he'll hand his notes over to someone he thinks will do the fic justice, or post a synopsis of what was intended to happen with excerpted scenes.
** ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/681915/Innortal Innortal]]'' is a prime offender of the above, having only completed a whopping seven out of his thirty-eight stories, most of which are for ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' and/or ''Anime/SailorMoon''. ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2676214/1/When_Angels_Fall When Angels Fall]]'' is also infamous for its epilogue which borders or falls directly into GainaxEnding territory.
** Creator/ShadowCrystalMage also falls into this, having fifty-six stories, only sixteen of which are labeled as finished, and of the remaining forty, thirty have been updated over the past year.
*** Fellow Ala Iridia member Overmaster also has this problem having problems of getting around to ''DarthWiki/AHomeUnderThoseRedSkies'' and near constantly rebooting his ''Unequally Rational and Emotional'' series.
** [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1545579/NeonZangetsu NeonZangetsu]] is quite possibly the king of this trope, having currently 197 stories, few, if any of which are finished, or have more than a couple of chapters.
** [[http://www.fanfiction.net/~ayamacchiato Aya Macchiato]] tends to suffer from this. Primarily writing for the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fandom, she is known for creating some of the best [[TheDarkSide dark!Harry]] fanfics on the web... but she sometimes gets distracted by the next PlotBunny that comes by, so partially because of this trope, pretty much anything and/or everything she writes tends to inevitably be dropped and get turned into a DeadFic.
** [[http://verizionkittypet.deviantart.com/ VerizionKittypet]] suffers from this quite hard. Out of all her stories, the only ones she's finished so far are all oneshots. Yes, she didn't even finish the story where she celebrated the start of 2010.
** [[http://pokejedservo.deviantart.com/ Pokejedservo]] is also an admitted sufferer of this phenomenon. While Pokejedservo is still working on series' such as Neo Geo Saga Arcade Mode, Takahashi Trifecta and his own attempts at Epic Rap Battles (amongst other projects), but most of his larger projects are far from finished. In fact some of his earlier series' have been put on an "indefinite hold" for a while now (but he hasn't truly ruled out the possibility of reviving them). Anyways despite all of this Pokejedservo has a fairly easy time coming up with ideas for stories and think them through but actually getting them fully written down can be the difficult part.
** Ryuugi is infamous for this to the point that he's memetically known for never finishing a story. ''[[Fanfic/RyuugisTheGamesWePlay The Games We Play]]'' is unique for how long he's managed to keep it going.
** In the late 90s/early millennium, John Biles would be running about a dozen stories at once. Most of them crossovers within ''themselves'', and several stories were crossovers with ''each other''. He acknowledged this in his Author's Notes as a family quirk.
** [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/348055/Peptuck Peptuck]] is ''notorious'' for this. Despite crafting very well-known stories like ''Fanfic/TiberiumWars'', ''Fanfic/{{Forward}}'', and ''Fanfic/{{Renegade}}'', you will notice that of all the fics he's started after mid-2009, '''none''' of them are complete. The problem is that he is very much a crossover writer, and just when it looks like one of his crossovers is getting into the meat of the plot, he will suddenly start another crossover. This has happened ''three'' times since he started writing ''Renegade''.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Creator/JossWhedon with his projects for ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' and ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods''. And then he did a secret modern-day adaptation of ''Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing'' in the two week break between production and post-production of ''Avengers''... y'know, for kicks. And then he managed Marvel's Phase 2 film slate (where he directed ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''), as well as working on the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' series (where he left brother Jed and his wife to actually run the series), an experience that made him break ties with the studio afterwards.
* [[Creator/TheCoenBrothers Joel and Ethan Coen]] frequently have more than one film in various stages of production at a time. For example, ''Film/NoCountryForOldMen'' and ''Film/BurnAfterReading'' were written at the same time (on alternating days, in fact), and shot more or less back to back. Not that this was a bad thing, in this case. ''Hail Caesar'' and ''The Yiddish Policeman's Union'' were produced simultaneously.
* Creator/GuillermoDelToro gave up on directing ''Film/TheHobbit'' (eventually directed by Creator/PeterJackson) because he was involved in way too many things, with his schedule filled for at least a decade. Not that it worked, as many of his projects entered DevelopmentHell (such as adaptations of ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'', ''Literature/SlaughterhouseFive'', ''Literature/AtTheMountainsOfMadness'', ''Franchise/TheHauntedMansion'', and ''Literature/{{Drood}}'', and a third ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'', [[http://screenrant.com/hellboy-3-ron-perlman-update-nycc/ which Ron Perlman has all but given up on]]) and there is a huge discrepancy between [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillermo_del_Toro#Future_projects the projects Del Toro joined in]] with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillermo_del_Toro_filmography what actually came out]]. Del Toro even gave up on working with a video game because after three cancelled projects, he fears no developer can survive working with him.
* Creator/RidleyScott was attached to [[http://www.movieline.com/2009/10/know-your-ridley-scott-projects-that-will-probably-never-happen.php at least 9 projects in 2009]] (only one of those came out, the "[[Film/{{Prometheus}} Alien Prequel]]", released in 2012). The man still releases movies yearly or bi-annually, and produces films and TV series, despite being 78 years old! Maybe Scott just wants to complete as many films as possible now that he still can.
* Another elder director who just likes to keep himself busy is Creator/ClintEastwood, who is 7 years older than Scott. He is more successful in actually making his movies, even if it means releasing two in the same year - a rare case where Eastwood had to step out was a remake of ''Film/AStarIsBorn'', [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bradley-cooper-make-directorial-debut-783727 which he'll only produce]].
* Did Creator/JimHenson ever sleep? In the early eighties, he was simultaneously making ''Film/TheGreatMuppetCaper'' and ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'' (both of which he directed and starred in), developing ''Series/FraggleRock'', and still somehow finding the time to tape segments for ''Series/SesameStreet''. Jim Henson is most likely an aversion, while the man did an ungodly amount of work in a very short time, he almost always finished what he started. [[AuthorExistenceFailure Only his death]] left projects undone.
* The most prolific film-maker of the UsefulNotes/NewHollywood era isn't Scorsese or Coppola or Spielberg, it was Creator/RobertAltman who made 15 films in 10 years. After the era ended, he was never able to match that rate of productivity again.
* Creator/RainerWernerFassbinder had directed nearly fifty movies in a 13-year career which was only cut short because [[AuthorExistenceFailure he died]]. He also directed theater and radio plays in this period. Fassbinder shot and edited movies quickly, he released four movies a year in his early career and slowed down to ''two'' movies a year at the time of his death.
* Creator/QuentinTarantino suffers from this whenever he finishes his last film. He talked about ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' ten years before it came out to the point where it became near-vaporware in Hollywood. He also talked about a ''Film/KillBill Vol. 3'' after the second one was released focusing on Vernita Green's daughter (which has never become anything concrete). In addition, he mentioned in passing a prequel to ''Inglourious Basterds'' after the film finally saw release. He's also talked for years about doing a ''Vega Brothers'' movie, uniting the two Vega brothers from ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' (Vic Vega aka "Mr. Blonde", played by Creator/MichaelMadsen) and ''Film/PulpFiction'' (Vincent Vega played by Creator/JohnTravolta). Eventually he abandoned the idea when the actors got too old. It's a common belief amongst Tarantino films to take EVERY one of his proposed ideas with a grain of salt until filming actually starts.
* Tarantino's buddy Creator/RobertRodriguez suffers from this. After ''Film/SinCity'' came out, he began talking about a pair of sequels filmed back-to-back with new original material written by Frank Miller. After Miller failed to produce (mostly due to his new love of film directing) the sequels hit a major snag and even Mickey Rourke publicly announced he wasn't waiting up. Then, after ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}'' was released Rodriguez was not only attached to ''Film/SinCity 2/3'' but a ''Film/{{Machete}}'' feature film (which happened years later) plus remakes of ''Film/{{Barbarella}}'' and ''Film/RedSonja'' with Creator/RoseMcGowan (both of which were dropped). The ''Sin City'' sequel only came out of DevelopmentHell in 2012. Once again, nobody believes any news regarding future Rodriguez projects until the cameras start rolling.
* Creator/TakashiMiike is credited as a director for over 100 movies and has been releasing at least two movies a year ever since the beginning of his career in 1991.
* His fellow countryman Creator/SionSono also leans towards this, having directed 6 movies in 2015 alone.
* Creator/TimBurton admits he's one of these. The fact [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Burton%27s_unrealized_projects a whole Wikipedia page was made]] out of Burton projects that either died in DevelopmentHell or moved to other hands shows he tries hard to do as many things as possible.
* The early career of Creator/OrsonWelles was notorious for his hyperactive rate of productivity. He did multiple theatre and radio shadows, magic shows and any other idea that struck his fancy at the same time. Then he made ''Film/CitizenKane'' where he was busy from Day 1 to Premiere. His later career had Welles trying to keep this rate of production but he struggled because he so often had to delay one film or cancel another was because he ran out of money and had to do more acting work so he could afford to continue.
* Creator/TerrenceMalick seems to have turned into this (ironic, given he is well known for the decades-long gaps between his projects), with an untitled project coming out in 2012 and ''KnightOfCups[=/=]Film/{{Lawless}}'' shooting back-to-back
* Creator/NicolasWindingRefn (of ''{{Film/Drive}}'' fame) has been hit by this lately. First, there was a ''Film/LogansRun'' remake set to star Creator/RyanGosling, which never materialized. Second, there was an adaptation of ''ComicBook/TheIncal'', also set to star Gosling, which also never materialized. Finally, he settled on an original project, ''Film/TheNeonDemon'', along with producing a remake of ''Film/ManiacCop''.

* Many of the more prolific Creator/BaenBooks writers are prolific both in total output and in the number of series they have out. Creator/DavidWeber, Creator/JohnRingo, and Creator/EricFlint are particularly notable for it.
** Creator/DavidWeber has claimed that he does this so that he won't burn out on any particular series. He can write a book in one setting, then write a book in the next, like a bodybuilder working different parts of his body each day. Of course, if you're only a fan of ''one'' series, expect to wait a long while for the next book.
*** The Literature/HellsGate trilogy is an extreme example -- the second book came out in 2007, and the third... is being written, but there's no set completion date; current expectation is around 2016. Maybe.
*** The third book has been written. However, since it has been so long since the first two, Baen wants to re-release the first two before publishing books three and four.
* Creator/StephenKing has a less arduous schedule than most, but at certain points, he's got a couple of novels peppered with short stories and perhaps a screenplay. He has said that turning ''Literature/TheGreenMile'' into a SerialNovel saved it from the slosh pile, because there were too many things on his plate at the time.
* Apparently the default state of quite a few authors, such as Australian fantasy authors Creator/GarthNix and Creator/IsobelleCarmody. Both of them generally work on more than two things at once (on and off). This, however, seems to be how they've always worked, so whether it affects their standard of writing will probably always remain a mystery. Nix, at least, seems fairly good at avoiding schedule slip.
* Creator/GeorgeRRMartin is working on an epic fantasy series, ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', and also has his hands in a dozen other smaller scale projects, not least being creative-consulting and writing an episode a season of ''Series/GameOfThrones''. And he's quite the fan of football and collecting miniature knights. During the egregiously long wait between the fourth and fifth books, fans began to grumble that Martin was too distracted by his other projects. He wrote a DearNegativeReader on the subject, saying that the people complaining "didn't want him to do anything but wrote on ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' -- ever!" Part of the problem might be that Martin has spent his entire career switching between genres and mediums, and now he's been stuck writing the same story about the same characters for well over a decade. Apparently what made him decide to write a DoorStopper series was that he wanted a chance to make the story as long as he wanted. He may have [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor gotten a bit more than he bargained for...]] Martin actually recognizing he was too busy was when ''Game of Thrones'' [[OvertookTheManga caught up with the released books]] in 2015, making him step out of anything but a sci-fi anthology he edits the following year, trying to solve the huge ScheduleSlip the sixth ''A Song Of Ice And Fire'' book had entered.
* Creator/IsaacAsimov typically worked on several books at once. He claimed it helped him avoid writer's block. Since he wrote fiction and non-fiction on a wide variety of subjects, and since his target audience would vary from book to book, the practical problems he had to deal with would vary widely depending on what he was writing. As a result, if he got stuck in one book, he'd give his brain a breather by switching to another.
** Asimov also loved writing so much that he hated vacations. According to one story, he came back from a trip, kissed the walls of his office, and sat right back down at the typewriter, never to leave it again.
* Creator/GeoffreyChaucer left us with a number of unfinished works; while scholars debate why particular ones may be unfinished, he does seem to have abandoned more than one collection of tales for a bigger and better collection of tales, culminating in ''Literature/TheCanterburyTales'' (which are, as you might suspect, one of the unfinished works). He was also a pretty busy guy doing lots of things that werenít writing (among other things, he had some hand in politics, and wrote a bit of non-fiction as well; the guy was pretty smart), so ADCD isnít 100% to blame.
* Creator/JRRTolkien wrote a huge amount of stuff for his [[Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium Middle-earth Legendarium]], but due to having a job, being a perfectionist, and also a bit of this trope he only managed to publish ''Literature/TheHobbit'' and ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' during his lifetime. For everything he left, see ''Literature/TheHistoryOfMiddleEarth'' and the other posthumous works. To give you an idea of how much he left, his son Christopher continues to publish collected and edited versions of his notes on a periodic basis, ''decades after his death''.
* The Russian author Vera Kamsha switched to the ''Literature/ReflectionsOfEterna'' cycle just before the final duology of the ''Literature/ArciaChronicles'', stating that the latter will be finished after the final part of the former is released. Then, after publishing the penultimate ''Eterna'' book, she turned her attention to a [[Literature/MlavaTheRed standalone novel]] written jointly with Creator/NickPerumov.
* Creator/DavidGerrold's ''A Method for Madness'', the fifth of a planned seven books in ''Literature/TheWarAgainstTheChtorr'' series, has been in DevelopmentHell longer than ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever''.
* Norwegian poet/lobbyist/activist/playwright (and whatnot) Creator/HenrikWergeland was famous for this. He had almost three things going at the same time, writing poems with one hand, political pamphlets with the other hand while writing plays ''with his feet'', while riding around helping people and getting himself tangled into legal fights. Even his deathbed [[{{Determinator}} didn´t stop him]]. Oh, and did we forget he managed to handle a steady job, while doing all the other things? His last poem was taken down only ''days'' before he finally expired.
* Creator/KazumaKamachi, better known to his fans as [[{{Workaholic}} Kamachi.exe]], works on so many new novels while updating his current long-running projects ''per month'' that he jokes he'll die if he doesn't find something to write about.

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* [[IronicEchoCut As noted]], Creator/JossWhedon. Besides running ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and ''Series/{{Angel}}'' at the same time, had various other pokers in the fire, including trying to start up ''Series/{{Firefly}}''. He's still working on getting a few series started, as well as writing and co-writing multiple comics, both in the Buffyverse and for Marvel.
* Bobby Flay has multiple shows on Creator/FoodNetwork. He also regularly guest-stars on other Food Network shows. He's also constantly opening new restaurants. He's also the food correspondent on the ''CBS Early Morning Show''. When he finds time to sleep is anyone's guess... perhaps he simply draws his power from the rage of the semi-inexplicable {{Hatedom}} he's acquired.
* Creator/JJAbrams is often referenced as an example of a producer who comes up with some of the best ideas for projects, regardless of what medium it's in... and then skipping out soon after it airs to try his hand at something new. Abrams started ''Series/{{Lost}}'' while ''Series/{{Alias}}'' was still running. He co-produced the short-lived series ''Series/WhatAboutBrian'' and directed ''Film/MissionImpossibleIII'' while still on ''Lost''. The year after that, he worked on multiple projects at once, including ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'', ''Film/StarTrek'' and ''Series/{{Fringe}}''. At any one time, he's helming both a film and television series, and often has multiple works listed on his IMDB page.
* While it probably will never be authoritatively confirmed or denied, some theorize that Creator/{{HBO}} ended ''Series/{{Deadwood}}'' not so much because they ''wanted'' to cancel the show, but because creator David Milch got bored with it. Under this theory, Milch instead wanted to do his pet project, the [[MessianicArchetype "Surfing Jesus"]] drama ''Series/JohnFromCincinnati'', also for HBO, and the network decided that it would be better to let Milch create a new hit show than continue ''Deadwood'' if his heart wasn't in it. (The "new hit show" part didn't work out so well. ''John'' was canceled the day after the last episode of the first season aired.)
** Though HBO makes it sounds like this was the case Milch has denied it pretty emphatically in interviews and has made it clear that he very much wished to do Season 4 of ''Series/{{Deadwood}}''.
* Before Creator/JJAbrams, there was Glen A. Larson - he often had multiple shows on air in the '70s and '80s (most notably with ''Series/TheFallGuy'' and ''Series/KnightRider'' running concurrently in the 1980s), but he generally left his shows early on to launch new projects, [[Series/QuincyME not always of his own volition]].
* Creator/ChrisCarter of ''Series/TheXFiles'' fame ran four shows in the late 90's and early 2000's. ''The X-Files'' was by far the most successful, but he also had ''Series/{{Millennium}}'', ''Series/TheLoneGunmen'', and ''Series/HarshRealm'', the latter two not even running a full season.
* Creator/StephenJCannell had numerous shows on the air at once through the '80s (example: ''Series/TheATeam'', ''Series/HardcastleAndMcCormick'' and ''Series/{{Riptide}}'' [[note]]and ''Hunter'', but he didn't create that one[[/note]] all ran in the 1984-85 season), somewhat less so in the '90s.
* Creator/AaronSorkin. Not only was he a playwright in the '90s, he was also writing film scripts (and re-writing others, sometimes without credit), adapting his own plays, and then he decided to take a break by writing two TV shows ''simultaneously''. Of course, he was later busted for cocaine possession, which may or may not explain how he was able to write both the first season of ''Series/TheWestWing'' and the second season of ''Series/SportsNight'' in one year. He seems to have slowed down somewhat since leaving ''The West Wing''. Whether or not the second season of ''Sports Night'' would have been better if Sorkin hadn't been suffering ADCD is anyone's guess, as the ADCD may well have been the byproduct of being ScrewedByTheNetwork.
* Jack Webb usually had two or three shows on the air at once, and was often trying to pitch more that were either new concepts or spinoffs/sister series of his previous shows.
* Creator/MasiOka has become rather prolific as he's aged. In addition to appearing as Max on ''Series/HawaiiFive0'', he also co-wrote the pilot of ''Series/TheCorrectors'' for Creator/SyFy, is the producer of a series called ''Series/{{ESL}}'' (both of which apparently sit on TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment) and a live-action ''Film/DeathNote2017'' adaptation (which he also has a part in, in addition to producing), wrote the concept for ''Film/TheDefenders'' (which also seems to be stuck in DevelopmentHell), works with Creator/TheSecondCity to bring StandUpComedy to Japan (and occasionally works as a guest teacher as well as consultant[=/=]patron), consults for Japanese start-up companies on how to appeal to international markets, and he's the head of Creator/MobiusDigital, the game company [[StartMyOwn he started when he couldn't get someone to work on his project ideas]] (so far, Mobius has only announced one project at a time, but no one knows if that's Oka's doing or if the kids he hired are just like, "Dude, boss, ''we can't bend space-time'' to get more than one thing done at once!"). These confirmed projects alone would deprive him of all opportunities for sleep, but there are also rumors he writes romance novels; it's unknown if he's ever released one, but if he has, it's under a pen name.
* Creator/RyanMurphy launched ''Series/{{Glee}}'' while ''Series/NipTuck'' was still on the air, launched ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'' and ''Series/TheNewNormal'' while ''Glee'' was still on the air, and launched ''Series/ScreamQueens2015'' and ''Series/AmericanCrimeStory'' while ''American Horror Story'' was still on the air (though to be fair, his involvement in ''American Crime Story'' is fairly minor compared to the others). It's often joked among fans of his shows that [[JumpingTheShark quality typically declines precipitously]] the moment his attention is drawn to a new project.

* Music/TheBeatles, as represented by Apple Corp. since the late 1980s. There are numerous Beatles projects, and it is hard to know which ones will come out when.
** Music/PaulMcCartney as solo artist has also done this quite a bit, for various reasons, and all variants.
* Damon Goddamn Albarn. Music/{{Blur}}, Music/{{Gorillaz}}, Mali Music, The Good, The Bad & The Queen...
** Not to mention that after leaving Gorillaz fans waiting five years for a follow up to Demon Days and finally releasing ''Plastic Beach'' in 2010, he then released ''The Fall'' as an official Gorillaz LP only 9 months later.
*** And since Demon Days goes on saying he's done with Gorillaz and wants to do something else. Then he decides he rather likes it after all and makes more Gorillaz material.
** In 2012 he's released a Gorillaz single, made an Elizabethan opera album, released a funk album with Flea and Tony Allen and produced Bobby Womack. He's about to do some dates with Blur, too. When does he sleep?
* Robert Pollard makes Damon Albarn look like a wannabe.
* Music/DaveGrohl. Take a quick look at his page and count the number of musical projects he's been involved in. 'Nuff said. Right? And that's not even counting his stint moonlighting as a documentary film director.
* Zak Starkey was with Music/TheWho and Music/{{Oasis}} at the same time. He has since left the latter.
* Music/DevinTownsend is best known for his Extreme Industrial Metal band Strapping Young Lad, but is also credited with the following.
** Several albums just under his own name.
** Punky Brüster, a parody of selling out, based around a DeathMetal band becoming {{Punk}}.
** Ocean Machine, a relatively low key Progressive Rock project
** He is occasionally a producer for others (since he does so much for his own albums), the most well-known being Soilwork's '''Natural Born Chaos'''
** Devin Townsend Band, an eponymous Progressive Metal project
** Ziltoid The Omniscient, a sort of Rock Opera based around an alien who tries to destroy the Earth because the humans failed to bring him a perfect cup of coffee. But it turns out it's [[AllJustADream all in a coffee shop employee's dreams.]]
** Guest vocals and general collaborations with who knows how many bands(mostly Progressive, of course), including Ayreon and Gojira, and having Chuck Billy of [[ThrashMetal Thrash]] legends Testament perform as the Planet Smasher during a live performance of the aforementioned Ziltoid.
** Performing vocals on Steve Vai's Sex & Religion album
** His latest endeavour, The Devin Townsend Project, which is a poppy take on his normal Progressive Metal leanings, but [[MoodWhiplash leans towards the extreme as of the album Deconstruct.]]
* Music/JGThirlwell, best known for his work as Foetus and on ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' soundtrack, has also been the primary member or major collaborator of:
** Manorexia
** Wiseblood
** Steroid Maximus
** [[Music/NickCave The Immaculate Consumptive]]
** Baby Zizanie
** Hydroze Plus
** Come
** Freq_Out
*** Nearly all of which vary greatly in musical style, even within themselves.
* Music/MikePatton is best known for fronting Music/FaithNoMore, but also started Mr. Bungle, Fantomas, Peeping Tom, Tomahawk, Moonraker, and probably several other bands. Aside from all those, he frequently works with John Zorn, has recorded numerous one-off collaborations with various others, and occasionally releases albums under his own name, to say nothing of the countless guest appearances for artists all across the musical spectrum. (He also provided the snarls for both the Anger Sphere in VideoGame/{{Portal}} and VideoGame/Left4Dead's zombies, but that probably didn't take too much time...)
** He also did voice work for the ''VideoGame/TheDarkness'' and VideoGame/BionicCommando, and scored the second Crank film and the short film A Perfect Place.
* [[http://ayreon.com Arjen Anthony Lucassen]], best known as the man behind Music/{{Ayreon}}, takes part in a great many musical projects that all coincide in some way, either in similar style or playing one another's songs when in concert. The last two Ayreon albums have had four year gaps between them and the previous one.
* Jorne Lande projects are plagued with this trope, since 2000 he's released 24 albums. That's just counting albums where he has a writing credit, not his frequent guest spots on fellow deficit disorder creators Arjen Lucassen & Tobias Sammet's projects. He's also seemingly quick to leave side projects (twice now Masterplan have carried on without him) only his IAmTheBand main project seems to get his full attention.
* An old joke on metal message boards was that if [[Music/{{Pantera}} Phil Anselmo]] announces a new project, someone would usually reply "Can't wait for the first and final album!"
* Spencer Krug of Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown, Moonface, Swan Lake, Frog Eyes, and Fifths of Seven.
* Maynard James Keenan.
** Music/{{Tool}}: the longest runner, founded 1990, most recent album in 2006, and a new one reportedly in the works.
** Music/APerfectCircle: founded 1999 together with Billy Howerdel, most recent album 2003 or 2004 depending on whether you count eMOTIVE, and a new album ''also'' reportedly being written
** Puscifer: founded 2003, currently touring as of 2009-2010.
** Tapeworm: with Trent Reznor of Music/NineInchNails and Danny Lohner of NIN and A Perfect Circle. Disbanded in 2004 without releasing an album.
* Dante De[==]Caro has been solo, with Johnny and the Moon, in Music/HotHotHeat and a member of Wolf Parade, among other projects.
* Jon Foreman from Music/{{Switchfoot}} is currently juggling his role as lead singer/songwriter for the band with the side project Fiction Family, and at some point in between all that, he founded time to release four [=EPs=] as a solo artist. The two year-period between late 2007 and late 2009 saw the release of at least fifty songs between these three projects.
* Les Claypool of Music/{{Primus}} moonlights in Oysterhead (with Music/{{Phish}} guitarist Trey Anastasio and drummer Stewart Copeland of Music/ThePolice), Les Claypool's Holy Mackerel, ''drums'' in the fictionalized jam band Electric Apricot and does solo albums. He also formed Sausage and Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains (with guitarist Music/{{Buckethead}}, keyboardist Bernie Worrell of Music/ParliamentFunkadelic and drummer Brain), and occasionally produces acts. As if all of this wasn't enough, he shows up as a session musician on about ten albums a year, often uncredited.
* CountryMusic singer Ashley Monroe. She's a solo artist. Now she's working with the Raconteurs. Now she's writing songs for other people. Now she's in the Pistol Annies with Music/MirandaLambert and Angaleena Presley. Now she's solo again. Now she's recording a song with Music/{{Train}}. Make up your mind!
* Flea of the Music/RedHotChiliPeppers. Because of his reputation as a bassist, he is constantly in demand to play on other people's records, to the point where he's almost as known for his session work as for the band.
* Trent Reznor has got to this point, what with running two bands (the long-running Music/NineInchNails and the newly formed How to Destroy Angels), writing film soundtracks for Creator/DavidFincher, developing a mini-series based on one of his albums and being offered directorial jobs.
* Music/EnnioMorricone in the 1960's would average over twenty film scores a year. Even though he's done fewer scores each year since then, he still keeps busy with conducting and concert projects (even in his eighties).
* Music/PhilCollins was well known for this (especially in TheEighties), as a solo artist, member of Music/{{Genesis}} and fusion band Brand X, on-call drummer for Music/EricClapton, Music/PeterGabriel and [[Music/LedZeppelin Robert Plant]], and with his various appearances as a session drummer/producer. This is not counting his work as house drummer for the Prince's Trust concerts, his appearances in Music/LiveAid, Knebworth '90, The Secret Policeman shows and the Concert For Montserrat, or for that matter his acting and voice acting work (and the occasional Disney soundtrack later on). The CriticalBacklash his career suffered from may have had as much to do with his ubiquity as anything. Live Aid in particular saw him appear (via Concorde!) in both Philadelphia and London, doing his own set as well as guest-drumming for Music/TheWho and the reunited Music/LedZeppelin. In a documentary about Genesis, Collins stated that in hindsight it wasn't any wonder why the backlash occurred -- he was freakin' ''everywhere''.
* Music/LilWayne was this for a while. Moreso during the period of 2007-08, he was seen as a workhorse in the hip-hop genre, dropping guest verses on a lot of projects with various hip-hop artists and even certain non-hip-hop acts. This WolverinePublicity is what caused his ''Tha Carter III'' album to be pushed back relentlessly, to high anticipation. During that time, he also dropped several mixtapes, including a prelude to the aforementioned album called The Leak. Fast-forward to last year, before ''Tha Carter IV'' was released(which was also pushed back quite a bit), he hinted that it might be his last album. Only when the album dropped that he started mentioning future possible albums such as a sequel to ''Rebirth'', a sequel to ''I Am Not a Human Being'' and probably one or two more projects.
* Music/JohnDebney and Creator/AlexandreDesplat are ''ridiculously'' prolific film composers.
* Music/{{Buckethead}} releases more than one solo studio album almost every year, and in addition has been in Music/GunsNRoses, Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains (with Les Claypool), the Deli Creeps, and Giant Robot, along with under the alternate name [[SignificantAnagram Death Cube K]]; not to mention the release of ''In Search of The...'', a ''thirteen'' disc compilation of whatever he felt like recording that day.
* Josh Homme, anyone? His most prominent role is probably Music/QueensOfTheStoneAge, but he has several side projects which include The Desert Sessions, Eagles of Death Metal, Them Crooked Vultures and Fiffteeners.
* Music/BoneThugsNHarmony: Has a TONE of side projects starting with Mo'Thugs, The Desperadoes, Thug Line, Kneight Riduz, Bone Brothers, Harmony Howse Ent, Flesh N Bone Inc., The 7th Sign, collab albums (one possibly with the dog pound). The List goes on and on.
* Like Bone Music/ThreeSixMafia is no stranger to this. There's hell of a lot of spin off groups, which is waaaay too many to name.
* Music/EmilieAutumn is prone to this. She has a tendency to work on numerous side projects at once (although many of which rarely materialize). Projects from before her CreatorBreakdown, like the Jane Brooks Project or Ravensong, are probably never going to see the light of day.
* Zach Hill of the noise-rock group Hella and the experimental hip-hop group Music/{{Death Grips}} is also an (occasionally auxiliary) member of numerous other experimental groups, namely Wavves, Team Sleep, CHLL PLL, bygones, Scars on Broadway, Nervous Cop, Flössin, Goon Moon, Holy Smokes, and Crime in Choir, as well as drumming for Omar Rodriguez Lopez, Marnie Stern, Robby Moncrieff, and Mick Barr, and releasing solo material.
* Scott "Wino" Weinrich of Saint Vitus fame. Besides his time in the classic doom metal band, Wino also contends with other doom/stoner metal bands such as War Horse, The Obsessed, Mentors, Lost Breed, Spirit Caravan, Place of Skulls, The Hidden Hand, Shrinebuilder, Probot, and Premonition 13. All of this without ever achieving commercial success (it's doom metal, what did you expect)
* Drummer Mike Portnoy, provider of the page quote, is...shall we say a busy man, and even his ouster from Music/DreamTheater and Music/AvengedSevenfold have focused him only slightly - he still has Transatlantic among prog groups, the eclectic Flying Colors, and the straightforward [[Music/TheWineryDogs Winery Dogs]] HardRock trio - whose bassist, Billy Sheehan, is no slouch here either.
* Rogga Johansson has, over the years, either helmed or been a part of ''26'' different bands. The vast majority of them have been studio-only projects, but his approach to it seems to boil down to "find a few musicians who love old-school Swedish death metal, hang out and get drunk as fuck, form a band, release an album".
* Dan Swanö has, since 1988, been a part of 29 different bands (though many of them are studio-only projects). And that's not counting the vast number of releases which he has produced or appeared as a guest musician on.
* Florian "Morean" Maier, in addition to being a classical composer, has:
** Dark Fortress (progressive/melodic black metal)
** Alkaloid (progressive death metal)
** Noneuclid (progressive/avant-garde thrash metal)
** The Hungry Gods (avant-garde modern classical ensemble)
* Davide "[=BrutalDave=]" Billia played drums for SIX separate bands at one point and still drums for four:
** Music/HourOfPenance (which he just joined)
** Beheaded
** Xenomorphic Contamination
** Antropofagus
** Septycal Gorge (no longer a member because they effectively can't play live at all)
** Putridity (no longer a member due to [[CreativeDifferences serious personality conflicts]] with several other members)
* Phil Tougas currently heads or plays for seven different bands:
** First Fragment
** Zealotry
** Chthe'ilist
** Serocs
** Atramentus
** Equipoise
** Funebrarum
* Music/{{Soundgarden}} reunited in 2010, but everything they do must work around whatever the bandmembers get themselves involved with - most notably Music/ChrisCornell's solo career and the fact Matt Cameron also drums for Music/PearlJam (the band even had to bring another drummer for their 2014 concerts as Cameron would not leave Pearl Jam's tour).

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* Wrestling/BrockLesnar. He's gone from NCAA Wrestling, to pro wrestling, to football, back to pro wrestling in Japan this time, to MMA, back to pro wrestling, and then back to MMA. His issue isn't so much with getting bored, more that he goes where the money is.

* One of the most annoying parts (annoying does not equal destructive) about working with the open-source crowd is how often this disorder surfaces when you have enough loosely-knit people working in the project. Sometimes one or more of the contributors don't like how the project is dealing with a particular problem, and said contributors then make a derivative (called 'fork') in which [[ItsAllAboutMe he can do things his way]]. If said contributors is particularly well-respected (or just plain ''[[SmallNameBigEgo defensive]]''), this can result in the organization that is the umbrella of the project having to support two barely differentiable sets of software.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Video game designer Creator/Suda51 of Grasshopper Manufacture may be suffering from this. Not only is he is collaborating with Creator/HideoKojima on a ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'' radio show, but he is also developing a Kafkaesque game for the Playstation 3 called Kurayami, as well as porting ''VideoGame/TheSilverCase'' and Ward 25 to the Nintendo DS.
* The high-definition remakes of ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'' and ''VideoGame/SilentHill3'' were so riddled with bugs, glitches and graphical issues that, for a time, Amazon refused to sell it in light of the fan outrage. The newest game in the series, ''VideoGame/SilentHillDownpour'' came out almost at the same time, and two other ''Franchise/SilentHill'' projects were in the works as well, leading many to believe that the creative teams involved were producing unrefined products due to being overloaded, though each project did have different teams.
** Not to mention one of the Guild 01 games for Level-5.
* Go to a indie game design forum and be enlightened.
** [[http://www.wolfire.com Wolfire]] (makers of VideoGame/{{Lugaru}}) and Datarealms happily avoid this trope. Otherwise they'd never get anywhere, since their projects are so ambitious.
* InteractiveFiction authors suffer from this big time. Even the offer of up to $100 cash has not induced any Intro Comp authors to ''ever'' finish their games.
* Creator/{{Valve|Software}} didn't formerly provide the page picture for nothing: For the past few years they've been so busy churning out offshoot projects like ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' and ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'', along with their own full-length sequels and commercial releases of past game mods like ''VideoGame/CounterStrike'', ''Day of Defeat'', ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' and ''VideoGame/{{Dota 2}}'', that their [[VideoGame/HalfLife original flagship franchise]] hasn't seen a new release in over a decade, with ''VideoGame/HalfLife2: Episode 3'' being seemingly eternally stuck in [[{{Vaporware}} Valve-time limbo]] (a term taken right out of Blizzard's lexicon, coined for their own "when it's done" release schedule).
** In fact with multiple lead writers from ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' leaving and one of said writers leaking a possible script for episode 3, any continuation at this point seems unlikely.
* It was for this reason that the ''VideoGame/{{Loom}}'' series was left unfinished, closely related to the fact that people had lost interest in making games with serious subject matter, as they weren't as funny/successful as the other things Creator/LucasArts were working on at the time.
* Creator/SquareEnix are starting to become infamous for announcing a million-and-a-half games all at once.
** This results in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII'' being repeatedly pushed back in development (with a {{prequel}}, {{interquel}}, and various [[VideoGameRemake remakes]] and [[UpdatedRerelease Final Mix rereleases]] to satiate fans until the required time for development to begin, "whenever ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' (formerly "Versus XIII") is finished", is reached, with only [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance one]] sequel involving the main characters between those.
** Speaking of ''Versus XIII,'' it was finally announced in E3 2013 to have become a series mainstay as ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'', seven years after it was initially unveiled as a project alongside ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyType0'' as a part of ''Fabula Nova Crystallis'' in E3 2006 (though Fabula Nova was later named). ''Type-0'' was also initially named ''Agito XIII'' before 2011; despite renames for both, though, XV's E3 trailer and Square's confirmation for Type-0 still places them under the Fabula Nova project, even if XIII and XV chronicles different characters' (Lightning and Noctis respectively) sagas in their own worlds.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' main series has seemingly fallen victim to Creator/{{Bethesda}}'s ADD in this regard. Since ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' was released in 2011, Bethesda has produced and/or published two ''Elder Scrolls'' spin-off titles (''Online'' and ''Legends''), ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', the ''Franchise/{{Dishonored}}'' series, a new ''Wolfenstein'' series, ''The Evil Within'' series, ''VideoGame/Doom2016'', and ''VideoGame/Prey2017''. Rumors continue to swirl of yet another major production which has been clearly stated to not be ''TES:VI''.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* A common problem on sites that host webcomics without the need for running one's own website, like ''Website/ComicFury'', is that it's exceptionally easy for a given artist to start a new project the moment the idea comes to mind. While users subscribe to individual comics, not creators, it's hardly uncommon to see creators raging about how people are interested in the "wrong" project at a given time.
** This can lead to CreatorBacklash when webcomic authors get tired of their new magnum opus getting minimal attention and their old disliked project has a vocal fanbase.
* [[http://www.starshipmoonhawk.com/ Michael Prokop's]] main project is his magnum opus, ''Starship Moonhawk'', which at one point had two spin-offs (''Cosmic Feline'' and ''Space Destroyer Hunter'') and a planned roleplay forum, all of which save said main comic got canned or put on the backburner. That freed him up to work on his adult comics, ''Peppermint Saga'' (and its non-canon spin-off, ''Blue-Grey Rhapsody'') and ''Ship in a Bottle''. He also does website work for ''Salient Caligation'', has one called ''The Lavenders'' in the works and does commissioned pieces. Combined with retcons, a slight attitude and just plain old bad luck, it can feel very rare to see anything of his updated consistently for more than a month.
* Furry/Manga artist Gillpanda suffers from this trope, he has more than 15 mangas/doujinshis (plus other projects) and none of them was finished (commissions doesn't count). His more recently project "Affinity" probably will get canceled or put in DevelopmentHell after the Vol. 2, but, after all... there is always hope.
* Randy Milholland. The ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' front page alone had at one point '''five''' differently-titled comics on it, and that's not counting at least one that he just allowed to trail off without resolution.
* Despite having an already tremendously [[ScheduleSlip behind schedule]] main comic in ''Webcomic/VGCats'', Scott Ramsoomair also has a ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' comic and does the official ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' webcomic. ... Neither of which seem to be updating much.
* [[http://www.krisstraub.com Kris Straub]], man. Just Kris Straub. In addition to various musical side projects, one-offs for posters and t-shirts, being one of the four Webcomics Weekly panelists, and sometimes having a day job...
** He used to do ''Webcomic/CheckerboardNightmare 3'' days a week. Then, he started doing ''Webcomic/{{Starslip}} Crisis'' every weekday and ''Checkerboard Nightmare'' ceased regular updates a few months later.
** He started the Starslip side project "Alterverse War," a MassiveMultiplayerCrossover involving any sci-fi webcomic that wanted to participate, but has put it on hold indefinitely.
** Some years later, ''Starslip Extra'' started, a simple gag strip that ran once a week, trying to recapture the earlier flavor before Starslip got bogged down in plot. Around the same time, Straub launched another comic, ''chainsawsuit'', originally updating 3 days a week.
*** A few months later, he started yet another comic, ''F Chords'', running two days a week, and very soon upgraded chainsawsuit to daily and F Chords to three days a week, bringing his total to 13 strips each week, along with video commentary on reruns of ''Checkerboard''. That only lasted a few months, with F Chords put on hiatus for two years and the commentary indefinitely.
** Around the time he moved into the ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' offices, he restarted Blamimations with Scott Kurtz for PATV.
** F Chords was reborn in 2011 with the intent to repurpose it into an office comedy, but within a few months, he realized that, since he changed his mind about ending Starslip, was still running chainsawsuit, and not only doing Blamimations season 2 but adding a live action Kris and Scott/Scott and Kris show to PATV (not to mention getting married), he had to put it back on hiatus directly after the first story arc.
* Creator/{{Bleedman}} has [[Webcomic/PowerpuffGirlsDoujinshi three]] [[Webcomic/GrimTalesFromDownBelow different]] [[Webcomic/SugarBits webcomics]] running. It's hard to tell his pattern of updates; at times one will have more focus than his other two, or two will have more focus than the remaining one. Back when he only had two, he put one on hiatus to get the third one up and running.
* Wicked Hatter of ''WebComic/SkewedReality''. And Angry Hatter's Happy House. And I Was Your Dog. And Kalten. And....
* Bryon "Psyguy" Beaubien of ''That's My Sonic'' fame suffers from this like no one else. Look, he's working on a sprite comic! Oh, wait, that's boring him, here are some videos! Oh, that's too much work, have a hand drawn comic instead! Sorry, he dumped that comic, look, he gave some other artist this new script! Whee!
** One of those "other artists", Alan Solivan, aka Mr. O.M.A, is also a victim of ADCD--one look at his atrociously long [[http://bignasty4life.deviantart.com/journal/8633735/ to-do list]] makes that pretty evident, and the work just keeps piling on.
** It seems that his new webcomic GG-Guys has somewhat cured him of this, as now his only projects are that, Wha-Chow (a podcast), and the occasional script to give to someone else.
** There was also a chatroom Psyguy "ran" about a decade ago - ''Psycho's [[SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] Chat'', hosted on beseen. He eventually abandoned it completely, and let it sit unmanaged to the day beseen shut down. Currently unknown if this was due to other projects, or simply becoming disillusioned as to how great it was to have his own Sonic the Hedgehog chatroom.
** It hasn't gotten any better now that he's LetsPlay/BitPolar. He tends to have a ridiculous amount of {{Lets Play}}s running simultaneously, and that's not even getting into the many one shots.
* [[Tropers/DMMaus David Morgan-Mar]]. ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'', ''Infinity on 30 Credits a Day'', ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'', ''Webcomic/{{Mezzacotta}}'', and ''Webcomic/SquareRootOfMinusGarfield'' ... And oddly free of ScheduleSlip problems.
** Though ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' and ''Webcomic/{{Mezzacotta}}'' are work of DMM and his friends, and he's only coordinator in ''Infinity on 30 Credits a Day'', which actually are worked on by other collaborators. It also helps that ''Mezzacotta'' is largely automated, and ''Square Root of Minus Garfield'' is user-submitted.
** ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' has now technically ended, but because DMM apparently hates having free time, it's been replaced by giant weekly blog posts, as well as daily "reruns" of old strips which often have lengthy new comments tacked onto them.
* [[http://shivae.net/ Shivae Studios]]. Four actively running, another five on planned hiatus, and some cycling in and out.
** Shivae Studios is the home of ''Webcomic/TheCyantianChronicles'', ''Webcomic/AlienDice'', and ''many'' more.
* {{Invoked}} when the ''Literature/MachineOfDeath'' project was [[http://www.truthandbeautybombs.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=148785#148785 first proposed]]:
--> Do it, [[Webcomic/DinosaurComics Ryan]]. Do it! Abandon all your [[http://www.qwantz.com/apologies/ other projects]] and write this anthology!
* Owen Dunne of ''Webcomic/YouDamnKid'' fame at one point had five simultaneous comics, only two of which ever saw an ending.
* Andy Weir juggled ''Webcomic/CaseyAndAndy'' with a side project, ''Webcomic/CheshireCrossing''. The former reached its conclusion (at strip #666) and one storyline of CC seems to be complete but ended on a SequelHook. He then went off and wrote ''Literature/TheMartian'', his wildly successful first novel, and the basis of the movie by Creator/RidleyScott.
* For a time, artist Jin Wicked attempted to keep two webcomics, ''Crap I Drew On My Lunchbreak'' and ''Asylum on 5th Street'' going simultaneously while also doing commissions and other work. It eventually led to a literal CreatorBreakdown. Both these strips are now ended (and in the case of ''Asylum'', the archives completely purged).
* Isabel Marks currently has two comics, ''Webcomic/NamirDeiter'' and ''Webcomic/YouSayItFirst'', which update between five and seven days a week. For most of the past five years, she's had a third webcomic (''Spare Parts'', ''Undoubtedly Kawaii'', ''The Shokora Diaries'', ''Dealing With It'', ''Grover Hills'', and a few others). She also colors ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'' and does even more comics for a bonus site for donors. As of August 2009, her total is over 10 series and over 6000 webcomics.
* Creator/BrianClevinger: He's been working on ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' regular for the greater part of a decade, and since then he's written a novel (''Literature/NuklearAge''), tried to write a sequel to it, is currently writing and doing various other jobs on a published comic (''ComicBook/AtomicRobo''), and has recently started writing for [[Webcomic/WarbotInAccounting two]] [[Webcomic/HowIKilledYourMaster other]] webcomics simultaneously, and of all of these only ''Webcomic/WarbotInAccounting'' has run into any severe ScheduleSlip (which is more because of the artist than him). ''8-Bit'' has had some schedule slip, but that is almost always caused by things such as hurricanes, and he apparently learnt from the experience, as 8-Bit is the only comic which is not written ahead of time.
** Now he's finished 8-Bit. But the number of projects is still huge (the [[strike:two]] three webcomics and ''Atomic Robo'', [[strike:a comic]] comics for Marvel...).
* [[Webcomic/{{Magiversity}} Benny Reyes]] has this problem, his comics include ''[[http://www.drunkduck.com/Magiversity/ Magiversity]]'', ''[[http://www.drunkduck.com/The_Lost_Battle_Fortress/index.php Zephyr The Lost Battle Fortress]]'', ''[[http://www.drunkduck.com/Hypershooter/index.php Hypershooter]]'', ''[[http://www.drunkduck.com/Astronomalies/ Astronomolies]]'', & the adult comics ''[[http://www.drunkduck.com/Pr0nCrest/index.php Pr0nCrest]]'', ''[[http://www.drunkduck.com/B4_Pr0nCrest/index.php B4 Pr0nCrest]]'', ''[[http://www.drunkduck.com/Sexy_Bouncin_Oppai_Troopers/index.php Sexy Bouncin' Oppai Troopers]]'' & the collaborative effort ''[[http://www.drunkduck.com/Pr0nCrest_AltAgain/index.php Pr0nCrest Alt-Again]]'' & he has plans for, at least, one other comic.
* J. X. Gans has ''[[http://www.drunkduck.com/GansWorks/index.php GansWorks]]'' (which shows off a number of aborted comics), ''[[http://www.drunkduck.com/PostHuman/index.php PostHuman]]'', ''[[http://www.drunkduck.com/The_Bees_Knees/index.php The Bees Knees]]'', ''[[http://www.drunkduck.com/PowerTrip/index.php Power Trip]]'', ''[[http://www.drunkduck.com/Misfits_of_Mischief/index.php Misfits Of Mischief]]'' the adult comic ''[[http://www.drunkduck.com/Stella_and_Celeste/index.php Stella & Celeste]]'' as well as a couple of accounts he created, then deleted.
* [[@/{{KAM}} Keith Alan Morgan]] created ''Webcomic/TheKAMics'' to get around his problem of writing & drawing the same characters over & over & over again & allowing him to bounce from series to series while still (mostly) keeping to his update schedule.
* [[http://www.instantclassic.net/ Brian Carroll]] of ''Webcomic/InstantClassic'' fame usually has eight or so projects going at once (which he regularly makes fun of using the marquee on his site). Past projects have included a comic called Trumpet Airlines that only featured three or so strips, GRAMPAA (a site against the MPAA), Studio Litchfield (a spinoff of ''Webcomic/InstantClassic''), The Millatreuese Project (a series of short quick one-person films), and several independent film ventures. Currently he's producing ''Webcomic/InstantClassic'', [[http://www.genrezvous.com Genrezvous Point]], the Instant Classic Editorial, The Rapscallions (a reboot of his earlier comic [[http://www.instantclassic.net/pirates/ Pirates]]), a journal comic called [[http://www.lobsterback.com/fstopblues/ F-Stop Blues]], and a feature film. At least Carroll acknowledges it.
* Bill Holbrook manages to keep three comics (''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'', ''Safe Havens'', and ''On the Fastrack'') going simultaneously, the latter two being syndicated. Unusually for this trope, he seems nearly immune to ScheduleSlip.
** As these comics are all newspaper-style, it could be argued that the art, at least, is less time-consuming than it might otherwise be; each strip consists of a few panels, often using talking heads, simple/reused poses, and other shortcuts, and someone else does the coloring. On the other hand, a comic must be written before it can be drawn, and the time involved in conceiving, writing, and polishing the scripts for so many comics per week is considerable; Holbrook estimates that the writing accounts for three-quarters of his workload.
* A common criticism of Piro of ''Webcomic/{{Megatokyo}}'' fame -- he might be too busy to update his "[[{{Webcomic/Megatokyo}} day job]]" more than [[ScheduleSlip 2-3 times a month]], he might not have time to work on the cast page, he might miss so many deadlines that he's quite literally helped put one manga publisher out of business... but he has time to go to every anime convention in the US, spend 6-8 hours on a "[[FillerStrip dead piro day]]" strip here or there or post blog rants about his favorite anime, anime merch, and [=MMORPGs=].
** Mostly averted in recent years. Due to his wife's illness and having a kid, Piro has often excused his situation with dealing with both those, and has all but shut himself in for the most part. He only resurfaced in the con scene in 2012 after a two-year absence, and even then it was cons that were a day's driving distance or so from his hometown in southern Michigan. His last rant was in June 2012, over six months ago as of this posting. That said, he ''does'' tweet a lot...
* Creator/DavidHerbert is not only the writer of ''WebComic/LivingWithInsanity'' but also writes [[http://www.indyplanet.com/store/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=&products_id=3429 Gemini Storm]] and it was recently announced he would be starting a new comic, with Michael Chick of [[http://www.livingwithinsanity.com/The_Author/ The Author]] which Herbert has taken over writing duties for. He manages it by writing months before the due deadline.
** He just released a new webcomic, ''WebComic/DomainTnemrot'', and another print comic, [[http://www.indyplanet.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=3969 Just Another Day]] and he and the JAD artist are working on something else as well. And on his facebook he mentions working on three other projects he hasn't mentioned yet. Apparently he doesn't sleep.
** And he just started a [[http://www.lancescomicworld.com/profiles/blogs/jump-on-witchblade-origins review column]] that's going to update twice weekly. ''And'' he's still updating everything with regularity.
* Bobby Crosby has a good half-dozen webcomics unfinished, each of which see maybe three updates in a year. These updates seem to coincide him trying to push the story to a movie or media publisher; one gets the impression they're little more than vehicles for a screenwriting career he can't seem to get off the ground. One especially cynical may wonder if his inability to keep any of his web-works on a consistent schedule might be negatively affecting these attempts.
* Nepath, creator of webcomics ''WebComic/{{Energize}}'' Ė he's currently working on ''Energize'', it's spin-off ''[[http://www.drunkduck.com/Saroth/ Saroth]]'' and another comics, ''[[http://www.drunkduck.com/Fearless/ Fearless]]'', is a member of ''Webcomic/{{Crossoverkill}}'' creative staff, has been pretty much a head of ''Webcomic/HeroesUnite'' creative team and now will be it's artist. For some time Energize, Fearless and Saroth were updating in a system - two of them were on extended hiatus while he was updating another chapter of third, but currently Fealess is on extended hiatus until he'll get over with his other comics. A crossover between ''Energize'' and ''Webcomic/{{Dasien}}'' had remained unfinished for years but was finally completed in 2013.
* While not to extreme, [[http://humon.deviantart.com/ humon]] can suffer from this from time to time. ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'' is easily her most popular project, and she will sometimes focus on those for long periods of time, often to the chagrin to fans of her second-most-popular work ''Webcomic/{{Niels}}''. ''Webcomic/LoveAndTentacles'' fans are also very disappointed as she apparently has no ideas for it, and it has been long dormant. Occasionally ''[=SatW=]'' fans will become annoyed when she focuses on ''Niels'' or a non-comic project (like her recent fantasy species).
* ''Webcomic/CityOfReality'' author Ian Sampson confessed to it [[http://cityofreality.com/2010/11/01/08-07-thefutureagain/ here]], after a long bout with ScheduleSlip.
* Zoe Kirk-Robinson, of ''Webcomic/TheLifeOfNobTMouse'' (runs Monday to Friday), ''Webcomic/AllOverTheHouse'' (runs Monday to Friday), ''TheWebcomicBuilder'' (supposedly runs Mon-Wed-Fri), ''Podcast/TheWebcomicsCompany'' podcast (fortnightly), ''Webcomic/InkProofCannon'' (apparently going to run Monday to Friday) and a vlog (supposed to update Mon-Wed-Fri). Oh and she's studying for a law degree, too.
* [[http://adis.keenspot.com/ Adrian Ramos]] (most often known as "Adis"). At his peak, he was writing and drawing four webcomics at once -- ''Webcomic/CountYourSheep, The Wisdom Of Moo, No Room For Magic,'' and ''My T-Shirt Fairy Tale''. Unfortunately, between these comics and RealLife commitments, any attempts at a regular schedule are quickly discarded, and the best way to follow his stuff is to just check in occasionally and hope for the best. None of the aformentioned comics have been updated since December 2011.
* At his busiest, David Willis ran ''WebComic/DumbingOfAge'' (a full-colour, 7-updates-per-week comic) and ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'' (a ''huge'' full-color, 3-to-5-updates-per-week comic) simultaneously, while also spewing blog posts and comments on his own comics, and presumably also maintaining his time machine. ''Shortpacked'' has since come to an end.
-->''[[https://twitter.com/damnyouwillis I have done many webcomics, distressingly at the same time.]]''
* ''Webcomic/SandraAndWoo'''s site now hosts a second webcomic, ''Gaia'', which has the same main writer and artists.
* ''Website/PlatypusComix'' serves home to ''four'' webcomics all written and drawn by Peter Paltridge: ''Webcomic/{{Mulberry}}'', ''Webcomic/ElectricWonderland'', ''Webcomic/FreeSpirit2014'', and ''Webcomic/PrincessPi''. Additionally, he writes humorous articles for the site every so often. On top of all that, he compiles other people's comics and stories together with his own into the publication/e-paper ''[[http://www.bangpdx.com/ BANG! Magazine]]''.
* Carlos G., author of ''Webcomic/LethHate'', has gone though several projects with some variations of his characters: ''Lowroad'', ''Giselle'', ''Leth Hate'', ''My Pet Succubus''...
* Creator/TCampbell, from the mid-aughties through the early tens, had as many as four webcomic projects running at the same time. (It helped that he handled the writing, or co-writing, only, allowing him to avoid ScheduleSlip for the most part.) On occasion he also had print projects, and a crossword website, going. Although not all of his creative endeavours have been seen through to completion, only one such case, ''Webcomic/{{QUILTBAG}}'', was due to a [[http://www.pennyandaggie.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?p=129949#p129949 loss of motivation]] on his part.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Creator/LittleKuriboh, creator of TheAbridgedSeries genre, also has a webcomic that updates sporadically and two other ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' spinoffs, a video blog, regularly flies off to conventions all over the US and his native UK, and is a stage actor.
* WebAnimation/WalrusGuy's Bowser The Foodstealer trilogy suffered from this.
* [[http://andrewdickman.deviantart.com/art/If-I-could-tell-a-story-10165465 Andrew Dickman.]]
* [[RunningGag As noted]], [[WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog Joss Whedon]].
* Arguably, Chris Bores, aka WebVideo/TheIrateGamer. His review series has recently gotten stagnant (a new review was once released, ''three months'' after the last one). He also focuses on two other projects: ''Haunted Investigators'' and ''Chris and Scottie Roadtrip''.
* Bek D. Corvin, co-creator of the Literature/WhateleyUniverse, and author for a slew of the protagonists. She's also an author in the 'Heaven and Hell' universe and the 'Caregivers' universe and several others of her own invention, like the 'Erinyes' world. WordOfGod says she's dragging half a dozen of the Whateley authors into yet another sci-fi universe construct.
* AlexandraErin's projects include serials ''StarHarborNights'', ''Literature/TalesOfMU'', ''{{Tribe}}'', ''Literature/VoidDogs'', ''[[{{Spinoff}} More Tales of MU]]'', and ''The3Seas'', as well as numerous more self-contained or episodic stories. At her peak, she was regularly updating all but the first of those serials as well as a run of stand alone stories in the ''Tales of MU'' continuity. Recently, however, she's been struggling to make roughly weekly ''Tales of MU'' chapters.
* Ross Scott of ''Accursed Farms'' fame. Not perhaps, because he has so many irons in the fire, but because he's working in a medium that requires an unholy amount of time and effort. (And he presumably has a day job as well.) Fans of ''Machinima/FreemansMind'' who have been waiting a long time for the next installment to come out can't help but tap their feet and check their watches while they watch the Progress Chart for ''Machinima/CivilProtection'' slowly inch towards completion at a glacial pace. (Again, it's a work-heavy, time-heavy medium...) While productivity has been arguably good despite the addition of ''Ross's Game Dungeon'', it's yet another project on top of everything else he's working on.
* Shadyvox has shown shades of this. With WebVideo/YuGiOhGXTheAbridgedSeries slowing down to a crawl, he's made two other Abridged series... none of which made it past the pilot so far.
* [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] admitted to this on Website/{{Twitter}}, as tweets like [[https://twitter.com/TheSpoonyOne/status/289826649405526016 this]] indicate he's got a full plate. Mucking about with his Website/YouTube channel (Which was giving him pains because of suspension), working through ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' 's review, cons, building a PC for a friend, being active on Twitter, WebVideo/CounterMonkey, fixing his site when it crashes, and still trying to enjoy things like, y'know, movies on the side. No wonder he needs a haircut.
* Creator/BobChipman has [[http://blip.tv/gameoverthinker/i-m-sorry-but-ea-should-be-sorrier-6555721 stated]] that this (combined with several New England snowstorms making it impossible to shoot) was the reason why ''The Game Overthinker'' experienced [[TroubledProduction so many delays]] in early 2013.
* LetsPlay/PewDiePie never does just one LetsPlay at a time.
* Linkara has a minor case of this. While his [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall main show]] has been released on a consistent schedule, his side projects tend to move by very slowly. ''WebVideo/HistoryOfPowerRangers'' is known to have year-long gaps between episodes and that's not counting editing together live shows, [=DVDs=], the occasional Let's Play, and writing ''Revolution of the Mask''.
* At one point, WebVideo/{{Caddicarus}} had 8 shows spread over 3 videos a week, resulting in a chaotic shitshow of a schedule that resulted in neglected shows (especially since Retrospectives tended to take up 3 consecutive weeks), failed projects like Puppicarus and Today's Special, and stress resulting from what must have been an obscene workload. Thankfully, Caddy [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgsL5BGVH8o recognised his ADCD in time]] and decided to start over in February 2016, retiring Drive-Thru Reviews, Puppicarus, Tinker Time, and Caddy's Retrospectives (Today's Special was a OneEpisodeWonder), though he did keep them up as an archive. Everything from the cancelled shows was consolidated into mainline Caddicarus, Top 10s,[[note]]Caddy treats these two as one and the same[[/note]] and Current Quickies, a new show called Caddy's Film Fridays was added, and the Spyro Retrospectives were relegated to "future project" status and retooled as one huge video.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Trey Parker and Matt Stone made the movie ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'' while production of the eighth season of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' was still ongoing. According to Parker and Stone, making the film left the pair creatively and physically exhausted when it came time to make the second batch of ''South Park'' episodes for the season, and in DVD commentary for that season, they point out several places where it is evident that they were running on fumes.
** Similarly, the third season was done while they were making [[WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut the movie]]. The DVD commentary for season 3 has the two mentioning how busy their schedule was, especially when they were making the meteor shower trilogy. In fact, they have absolutely no memory of making "Sexual Harassment Panda" (the first episode aired after the movie's release).
** Also possibly happening again, thanks to [[Theatre/TheBookOfMormon their award-winning musical]].
* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' abruptly ended after four seasons for exactly this reason. Creator/GenndyTartakovsky wanted to focus on other things and intended to end it with a movie, but Cartoon Network just pulled the plug. The movie lamented in DevelopmentHell and the death of {{Creator/Mako}} probably didn't help much either. He eventually just settled on doing a fifth season that was released ''thirteen'' years after the fourth.
* By the dawn of TheNewTens, Creator/SethMacFarlane had three prime-time shows (''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' and a web series (''WesternAnimation/SethMacFarlanesCavalcadeOfCartoonComedy'') to his name, two of the former carried on into his recording a music album and writing/directing/starring in two live-action films (''Film/{{Ted}}'' and ''Film/AMillionWaysToDieInTheWest''). During the production of the second film, he also published his first book, a novelization of its screenplay. While it racked up an impressive resume that included [[RenaissanceMan just about every major job in show business]], many of his critics have said that this puts a strain on his creativity (his three animated shows frequently cited as [[SelfPlagiarism carbon copies of each other]]) and is a huge factor in ''Family Guy''[-'-]s SeasonalRot.
->''[[OverlyLongGag As noted,]] [[TheStinger Joss Whedon.]]''