It seems I haven’t had much to say lately and I am not feeling a strong urge to create in this format right now, so I suspect it will be awhile before another blog post appears.
All is well; I’m just learning to slow down and limit myself and take time to enjoy what I already have.
I spend more time sitting on my front porch and watching the neighborhood, and taking weird pathways home, so I can admire the country roads. I always loved driving and seeing nature again (I grew up in the country, and it’s weird not to have the sights and smells of the country around me).
I drove through a local town that got left behind by the railroad that is now a commuter paradise, or would be even more so if people knew it existed and it inspired me to think about another novel idea which I’ve been brainstorming in Scrivener. My husband and I are working on a project to build an online text game so we can both work on our coding skills and I can design the place just to storyboard it out. Since I think in text and plan in text, creating a world where I can make my characters move around and interact in the right settings might help me with the physical description I have to work harder than the average writer on since I don’t see images in my head. Besides, I miss unwinding with a good “scripting” session (repeated actions to “level up” a character) so I can feel productive in game as I continue to level up or gain skills while I’m, say, cleaning my office.
This project will use a lot of my time as I try to create a playground for my writing so I can learn coding (useful!) and also (hopefully) be able to get back to writing in general. From there, I can start to heal while learning new skills (still coding and statistics) while allowing my muse some time to play.
This is not a career, but a hobby. I am learning to have hobbies since my work does not consume me.
I think this is called work-life balance.
But for now, the blog will be hiatus-like (unless I get some revelation to share).
All is well, though.