Update – Nodate

So…not quite posting again “end of January,” eh?

I’m struggling a bit with what to do. It’s been a crazy first quarter work and life-wise. And I’m just now getting into a place where I can start thinking for myself again.

I miss writing. I miss this community. I miss reading.

A lot has changed in the past year, life-wise – and I’m not as able or willing to devote 90% of my free time to sims. (Which was a blast, btw and I’m glad I could do it so long). But I’m responsible and eager to play in my yard and with my house. There’s so much I want to do with it. My work promoted me and I’ve got coworkers and a job that often leaves me mentally exhausted by 6pm and not capable of doing more than watching movies.

However, I’m also tired of not writing and not playing sims and not reading sims. It’s fun. You’re all fun. So I’m trying to figure out how to make myself start writing again.

It probably won’t be Ghost or Huffmans right off the bat. Those are stories that take a lot of work and a lot of planning and effort. I want to get back to them, but it can’t be how I was doing them before. I need to plan them out more so I know where they’re going.

It probably won’t even be Drifters. I have over 500 screenshots of my Drifters and related family taken over the past four months but nothing written. Screenshot first write second stories are faster to write, but I fear it will take some time to figure out how best to move forward with them. It kind of turned into a Neighborhood story while I wasn’t watching and I’m not sure how to make the pieces work

I guess that means it will be short stories! They’re the best of both worlds. Quick to do and usually take only an evening or two to screenshot. Oh, and I have a whole book of story prompts so I can write a story or three from that.

I will have something to publish this month. Becuase I want to read and when I write, I read. I’ll probably shift up the website when that comes so that it’s focus it’s on the wrong things. So be prepared for potentially a new look and feel and probably a new navigation.

If you’re reading this, thank you for sticking with me despite my disappearance. And for those of you who stick around for what I do next in this space, thanks again!

14 comments

  1. I mean I’d give up simming to light a bonfire in my backyard if I had one of my own (and then likely get arrested, SIGH) If you come back I don’t care in what form. You’re always Rae. 😉 ❤

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    • I’ll be back, I miss this all too much.
      A bonfire in my backyard would also get me arrested as well, there’s rules. Perhaps a small contained fire? Of course, I just noticed yesterday that mowing season has begun and I need to get on that. After I finish raking up last years leaves.

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  2. Hiya! (My butter-fingers kept trying to type “joys” each time I went to type “hiya…” so… Joys!)

    We remodeled our kitchen in April, and now I’ve got a month of BIG dental work, so as a break I’ve been doing Poem a Day and now Story a Day–and it works! I can think of the poem or story during little quick-window minutes off and on during the day.

    I think it’s a great way to keep writing and to keep a focus on aspects of our physical lives, too!

    Welcome back! Hope you find a rewarding way to fit writing into your busy life! 🙂

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    • Thanks! That seems like a great way to do a little bit everyday which is really all I need to keep it up. It’s when I stop that things fall apart. Spring is always my poetry feeling month, so maybe I can sneak something in daily while I work on the shorter stories!

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  3. Yay! Whatever you decide to do, I’m super glad you’re back and that you have a bit more time to breathe now. I’ve had a pretty tough year too, and my updates have slowed down to a crawl at many, many points.

    Lots of energy for you, and welcome back!

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    • I feel like I do have energy for the first time in about a year – and it was a year ago I bought the house so apparently that was more draining than I feared! Lol. Not sure it’ll keep up energy wise, but I’m going to see if there are little things I can do to keep up the momentum during the energy lulls.

      I hope your year is looking up like mine is?

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      • I wish you some long-lasting energy!

        For me, well, summer is almost here, and that means possibly slightly lighter workdays. And I do have some vacation then. Also we have cats now, and I’ve noticed that they give me a lot of energy just by existing.

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