Since moving into my current apartment in August, I’ve let things get a bit out of control in my life. My last Thousander Club post was in September. My inbox has been looking like a huge chore to get through. My blog comments were an even worse chore, but I hope I fixed that problem (more later). November is National Novel Writing Month, and I had entered NaNoWriMo, only to write a little over 2,000 words out of the goal of 50,000. It’s not that I haven’t had the time. With not working on Killer Kittens or writing blog posts, I had plenty of time. Without going into details, things in my life have been fairly hectic these past couple of months. Frankly, my business, blog, and side projects like novel-writing had to be put on the back burner. That I managed to finish reading a book throughout all of this is an accomplishment.
But I’m finally getting back on track. I’m remembering how to write lists to focus my actions. I’m itching to work on Killer Kittens again. I want to write about games and their development again. But first, I need to work on my backlog of tasks I’ve been neglecting.
I finally reduced my email inbox at the day job to 0, and I have been maintaining it for the past couple of days easily. I still need to tackle my GBGames email. I just installed Akismet, and I should have done so a long time ago. Today I deleted another few hundred spam comments, and a couple of days ago I had over 1,000 spam comments. I didn’t even bother going through it to see if a legit message was in there, so if you had posted a comment that didn’t automatically get posted for being a loyal commenter, you may need to repost.
My physical inbox at home is still a pile of mail, notes, and papers, but at least I finally entered all of the receipts on my desk into GnuCash. My bills are paid. All the urgent and important things are taken care of on this front. I can tackle the rest either all at once or in chunks.
I need to renew my domain names, renew my just lapsed membership to the IGDA, and renew my ASP membership.
And all the while, I need to remember to make lists of Next Actions and Projects.
Oh, and I want a TV. Nothing sucks more than having six different consoles of as many generations without a television to connect them to. Still, I have a computer and a decent network connection, so while I can’t watch Heroes, Chuck, and Pushing Daisies, I can watch Irving Renquist, Ghost Hunter and random cats and elite Starcraft matches on YouTube. Wait, I can watch Heroes and Chuck online, but it’s just not the same.
Anyway, I’m hoping to get back into regularly updating my blog. I might not have a post each day, but hopefully I will have something interesting to contribute more often than not. Tonight I think I will update the books I’ve read and games I’ve played list. Quake 4 is actually fun, by the way.