mackknopf: (Disclaimer)
As I recently told my friend Lisa Hicks (an oral storyteller in Birmingham whose page you should check out), It's hard to find the time to write seriously (non-legal).  I suppose most writers with day jobs have this problem.  When I'm at my best, I'm at work.  I do a little email at the office, but I try to keep it minimal.  So that leaves the evenings late at night, when I'm tired, and the weekends, when I have errands and want to see my friends and whatnot.  But I cancelled my TV since I wasn't watching it (I may get Netflix). You would think that would free up some more time, but I just do more reading books and playing on the computer.

My writing projects are:

1) Email correspondence (frequently done, but I never catch up)

2) Thank you notes and actual handwritten letters to close relatives (this is rare, but I have some and they take time)

3) Gaming-related writing, which I'm always behind on. (Updating the web page, writing player handouts, scripting scenarios for adventures, etc.)  I only have the two gaming groups, but haven't played anything since the last Vampire horror game!  Finding time to schedule with Karyn and company is difficult for the fantasy adventure game, and I've had to cancel a couple of times lately.  I've bought a few books on Ebay though, which are fun to read.  To clear shelves, I'm going to sell off a few gaming books and donate a box I've culled to the Hoover Library. There are some good quality works that they'll probably put into circulation, along with some which are just library bookstore material.

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