|Alice does napping very well!|
This past couple of weeks posting here on HeroPress has been rather sub-par, due entirely to the fact that I'm feeling tired and run-down.
Sleep-related issues (waking too early and not being able to get back to sleep) and the combination of genuine demands on my time (such as tidying up the house) and self-imposed ones (such as trying to write my own roleplaying game, while maintaining a blog that features film and TV reviews, as well as other stuff) have caught up with me.
It then becomes a viscous circle as when I'm tired I can't concentrate, or focus on reading, and then "stuff" doesn't get done - which is frustrating - and a backlog builds that will then take longer to tackle.
And with the tiredness comes the black malaise, the growling apathy that demands to know "why you're even bothering with these silly elf games?"
Which, naturally, makes it hard to get fired up about writing any more of my RPG bits and bobs... despite the fact that, as I said the other day, I'm pretty sure I've cracked at least one extra character class, and I have the proofs of the first printing to proof as well.
These are not getting done this week, I guess.
My wonky health clearly has a part to play in all this, but so does my lack of decent exercise (and fresh air).
Ultimately, the housework is the most important task on my "to do" list, and the one to which I should be directing my minimal reserves of energy.
Thus for this weekend, and maybe a bit longer, I shall be putting HeroPress in sleep mode.
There'll be plenty of pre-written material (cosplay picture parades and general weirdness etc) to keep things ticking over while I focus on the house (and getting some decent rest).
Hopefully, then, I can return to blogging, refreshed and reinvigorated...