Catching Up On Life

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.

10 comments to Catching Up On Life

  • Dude, you should have been coming into the channel, I’m entered nanowrimo. I’ve got about 68k now. But I’m not officially going to put it in for a word count until I finish my story at 78k, that’s about 1 and a half chapters. I may even post the book on my blog in chapters. Probably just the first one first, to see if anyone is interested in reading my crappy novel.

    Keith

  • Also I hope to see you back in the channel again. Sorry for butting into your personal life that last time you were in there.

    Keith

  • Oh, no, don’t worry about it. I consider us friends, and I was venting about things. Most of the time, however, we’ll be on topic. B-)

  • Welcome back.

    I hope to join you in returning to the world of the blog… though I was never as prolific. 😀

    Glad to see you’re still kickin’ around.

    -T

  • Heh, I’ve been checking to see if you ever got out of Beta. B-)

  • Yeah sortof. Took about 8 months “off” from the game, and now I’m trying to get it out by the end of the year.

    Bigger and better things are planned for… but we’ve decided not to let Blobyrinth die without going ahead and shipping it, for what it’s worth.

    Perhaps I’ll blog about it… if I can work up the energy.

    -T

  • It’s nice to see you back!!

  • Welcome back 🙂 I’ve been wondering where you disappeared into! I too had fallen off the face of the earth for the past month and some, but mainly cuz I had to travel and I just came back. I see what you mean; 300+ GoogleReader items, and 100+ newsletters in my inbox :-/. I also have a lot of catching up to do on the blog, the last post was ages ago!!

    Welcome back again, and good luck with everything 😉

    – RandomizeR

  • Hey, I was just googling “Irving Renquist, Ghost Hunter” (I’m the production manager and I play Saundra Hedges) and I found your mention. Then I remembered that you created the Fans of Irving Renquist facebook group and I was wondering how you heard of us, if you knew somebody or just found it online. Its so nice to have someone so enthusiastic about the series. Thanks a lot!

  • Michelle: I found it through an ad on RealLifeComics.com. I have to catch up on the last couple of episodes, but I’ve been enjoying it since I discovered it.