My life was full of work (15-20 hours/week), class (10-12.5 hours/week), church work (a couple o' three hours/week), and family (all the rest of the hours/week). Add to this the fact that Mary Ann uses the laptop for her job and that reduced the hours even further. The thing is, I want to be a writer. I'm planning on pursuing an MFA after seminary. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that means I need to have some decent stuff written before I apply. I would do all these things all day and then after the kids went to bed I could barely stay awake, much less sit in front of a laptop and write. Classes ended last week, but then I had gotten so far out of the writing 'groove' that for the first few days all I could do was stare at the screen, give up, and play Text Twirl on Facebook. Not good.
I am pleased to report, however, that as of last night I'm back on the right track. I took a baby step with some writing on The Familiar Game (nee The Brown Sisters) and today I continued on that story as well as doing some more detailed plotting for the first issue of My Zombie Wife Wants Me Dead. Not only that, but I had yet another concept for a comic. Right now I'm calling it The Seven Functions of Robot M, but that title could change. It's fun because I never thought I'd write a book, comic or otherwise, which involved robots. And this book has a LOT of robots. I'll tell you more about that later.
So the fountain is flowing once again at the Duncan house. The Fall semester starts next Thursday, so hopefully I can get some solid hours in before the time comes for me to focus more on academics. Time is ticking away, and I've got a lot of writing to do!