Short answer: working.
Longer answer: I swore it wouldn’t happen to me. I wouldn’t be one of those sim-bloggers who lets life get in the way of her hobby. Unfortunately, it just isn’t that easy a resolution to stick to once real life takes over. My work schedule means that between work and family time, I get just about zero free-time during weekdays. Lately, we’ve been really busy during weekends, too, doing family stuff.
That combined with the problems I’ve been having with my game has made it pretty much impossible to get an update out for any of my stories.
I have, however, been writing (by hand, on paper) during my lunchtime at work–a new story that’s been jostling for position in my head for a few weeks. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to publish it any time soon, but I guess I just wanted to say I’m still writing.
While I now fall into the realm of one of those bloggers who let real life get in the way and take forever to update, I can’t say I’m as unhappy about that fact as I thought I would be. I love my new job. I never thought I’d be able to get a job to which I actually look forward to going every day, but I thank my lucky stars that I managed to. I feel, if anything, closer to my family now that I’ve started working, because it forces me to appreciate all the more the time I do have with them in the evenings and mornings, and on weekends.
That said, I’m putting my blogs on mostly-hiatus, meaning they’ll each be updated whenever I get the chance…but I’m not going to stress about it, because then it kind of loses the whole point of a hobby. I will do my best to keep up with the blogs I read, too, though I’ve been horrible about that lately, as well.
Thank you all for your patience!