Yes, I’ve been slacking on the blogs. I know, I know. I haven’t been doing it purposefully. When I’ve found time to write the blog, I’ve been writing it. Other than that, I’ve been working on FN and making progress with that story. There’s only so much time in the day and recently I’ve found myself stretched across multiple fronts.
My schedule changed and it’s not what I’m used to so it makes doing things outside of work difficult. All of my energy is consumed when I’m working so I have some trouble trying to find not so much the motivation but just the mental energy to put my mind to something. My mental energy, rather than the physical act of writing, has been primarily devoted to thinking of what I intend to write the next time I sit down or how I will progress from one chapter to the next. It’s going, slowly but surely.
When I work mornings, I find myself consuming loads more coffee than normal. I don’t feel fully awake until about an hour or so into the work day and when I’m off I’m exhausted. While the workload is a little less, I almost have less free time because once I’m off I don’t want to do anything. I want to go home and go to sleep but it’s too early for that but I’m too tired to do much else so I read or veg out until I can justify putting my head to the pillow.
I miss playing Grand Theft Auto so I restarted the story again. It’s a phenomenal game. The story is so gripping and complex. I’ve replayed the game easily eight or nine times with this replay possibly being my tenth. I don’t intend to go through with the entire replay, but more so just to enjoy the story again and relive the fun the game brings. Yes, there are guns, violence, drugs, all that stuff. However, so long as you’re raised right and don’t have a mental deficiency, it’s not too difficult to decipher that it is simply a game and is meant to be an escape from reality, despite how much it tends to reflect it. I’ve never understood the people who blame video games for kids. We’ve had way more violence depicted in movies for generations yet no one blamed John Wayne’s movies for shootings.
Video games provide another escape from reality just like books, movies, and other hobbies or activities. They especially provide an outlet for otherwise ostracized kids who have issues with social interaction to be themselves and interact with friends and make new ones. I have friends I’ve met strictly through Xbox and while they’re states away, it doesn’t make them any less real seeing as we’ve shared experiences together.
I’ll get more blogs coming your way. I have a three-day weekend so I’ll make time to write FN and here as well. I’ll just have to come up with some interesting material. Are you guys interested in my opinions on current events or would you rather I just stick to the topic of writing? Not that I’m going to focus my blog one way or another, I’m going to write what I want to write, but sometimes it gives me an easier topic list to choose from.