I don’t know if anyone else has noticed, but to me, it feels like forever since I posted on my blog. In reality, it’s only been a couple of weeks, but for some reason, it sure feels longer. I guess it’s because I’m a creature of habit (mostly bad ones), so when life yanks me out of a routine, all kinds of chaos breaks out. Meals get missed; the space-time continuum gets distorted; I forget to do laundry — it’s just not good.
So, here’s a quick update on what’s been distracting me. As I mentioned previously, I’d started doing some freelance work for several different clients, which resulted in me juggling multiple jobs and having to rely on myself as a project manager (always a scary prospect). I eventually subscribed to an online project management service to establish order. Around the same time, I decided to replace the carpets in my bedrooms and Man Cave with vinyl planking (that turned into an adventure). And I was working on my book. Oh, and I had several blog post ideas lined up and waiting. And the NFL season is here, and I’ve got my fantasy football team to manage. Plus, I couldn’t use my desk computer for a bit because of the Man Cave renovation.
It probably comes as no surprise to anyone who has met me, but I’m terrible at multi-tasking. So something had to give, and apparently, that something was my blog and book. The state of my house didn’t help the situation either because my reflooring project took a lot longer than anticipated. That added to the chaotic nature of the past few weeks. I can be a bit of a slob at the best of times, but having a house that looks like a party of marauding orcs from the Lord of the Rings looted their way through it was a bit too much, even for me. It was not conducive to my creative writing needs.
Anyway, I’ve felt kind of cutoff from the blogging world, but things are slowly settling down. I finished the floors, and my Man Cave is back in business (and looks remarkably minimalistic, which I love). I still have a bunch of excess furniture and belongings to deal with, so my house doesn’t look junky, but my world is slowly settling into a new routine. Hopefully, I’ll get back to blogging routinely and working on my book (and reading and commenting on other people’s blogs — I am so behind).