Saturday, November 2, 2013

Just an Update

Work's been very busy lately - busier than it's been in a long while.  Probably 4 months ago, I came off a long-term project (fully allocated for 2 years) and into a deep lull (which was busy in fits and spurts since I would be writing proposals and building estimates), before being deluged with new projects starting about a month ago.  Lot's of smaller projects is much more stressful than 1 large one.  Plus we're understaffed and it's hard to find support personnel as the rest of the company is busy as well.

I say all that to say this:  stress has a big impact on my creativity.  The more stress I'm under, the less apt I am to write.  I've all but quit for the past few weeks.  I'd started a new project, but kinda lost interest for the moment.  I'll shelve it and try it again later.  Maybe. 

So for now, I'll read and revise the Blighted to get me reacquainted with the story line.  And then I'll start part 2.  Hopefully, work settles back down, they get me some support and I can start writing more. 

In other news, I rattlecanned two guns this weekend.  Here's one below:

I caught a sale on paint and was able to get them done for under $6, with plenty of paint to spare.  Right now, I'm on a roll and am looking for something else to rattle.  *Eyes Cats*

Also got out and did some shooting.  Sighted some optics.  Failed a rifle and sent it off for repair. 

Been rucking a lot lately.  Couple times a week.  Seeing some good gains.

Thinking of building a smokehouse. 

Anyway, that's where I'm at.