One of the good things about blogging is that it forces you to write on a semi-consistent schedule. Writers write. That’s what they do. They do it because they can’t help themselves. The problem is that the world is full of distractions that will keep you from excersizing those gifts if you give it half a chance. As much as I love gaming, it’s often a terrible distraction — filling up time I could be using to work on “Sufficiently Advanced Magic” or the sequel.
Perhaps one of the best things about my new job and my new weight is that now that I no longer have time to play games (I mostly just install and uninstall them) and I lose at least a half hour of my day to working out, I need to carve out time to actually write. In that, the sacrifice has to come from gaming — mostly Lord of the Rings Online, an MMO I dearly love. I’ve already mostly given up television and there’s only so many hours in the day, so perhaps I need to relegate gaming back to what it should be — a pastime.