You may have noticed the micro fictions have resumed.
I am back.
So many things have happened, but it really is the same story retold.
I spread myself too thin, then crashed.
While writing is my passion, it has to be to spend hundreds of hours with make-believe characters, it is not my day job. And my day job supports my family. A day job I enjoy. Mostly. It gets a little too stressful from time to time, but I think that is true of all of corporate America.
And true of me.
I strive for perfection and get frustrated when I don’t achieve it.
So, when a slew of things came at me at once, I buckled because I could not do them all to the level I wanted. I needed to step away and take stock.
Finally, I did.
And I recharged myself with time with my family. My daughter and I played the new Legend of Zelda Age of Calamity. If you are a fan of the series, I highly recommend it. I was not expecting it to be so good or so satisfying. And it was fun to be able to play two player with her.
Later, we hooked our laptop up to our TV, and this has opened a world of games for us to explore. My husband has found some interesting indie games, and with Steam, it’s easier than ever to try things we can play as a group.
I have learned we are a family of “pick your own adventure” movie watchers. We like games with story where we can decide what happens, but we want a strong story.
And we want choice. Or at least the illusion of choice.
And we want a happily-ever-after. Do not mess with us on that. Looking at you, Mass Effect. Yeah, I know how long ago it was. And I still haven’t forgiven them.
I was trying to ease back into posting again, and the orb series came to me.
So I wrote it. And now it won’t leave me.
If I had infinite time, it would become its own series. I have some fun ideas for several characters, romances, a hero’s journey, and villains.
I suppose the one thing I’ve never had to worry about is my next project.