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I have a problem . . .

That problem is: Fable.

When taking my break, I played the first one a bit – for a few minutes here and there. The day after I returned from my break, I was sitting here in my shed and it was absolutely all I could think about. It was all I wanted to do. I’m pretty sure that was mostly because I hadn’t been able to sit down and actually PLAY it.

So . . . that’s what I’ve been doing. I beat the first one several days ago, then the second last night. Started the third.

Normally I’m a completionist when I game. I MUST get/do absolutely everything there is. I’m sure that could be explained away with many of my personality traits (nice name for them), but I won’t get into that. At the beginning of the first, I accepted that there was no way to do as much with Fable (unless I wanted to be ‘bad’ in the game, which I have issues with doing, as silly as that is). So it’s been more a race to the finish line with it rather than a journey.

I’ve had a lot of guilty feelings this week. Partially due to me declaring myself returned and whatnot. Partially because I wasn’t working at all, which just feels WRONG. But it was beneficial.

I somehow worked out a big portion of the plot of this newest WIP while not working on it (past thinking). And believe me when I say I’m not good at multitasking. I do one thing at a time and focus on it, so even being able to THINK about this new book – let alone work stuff out with it – was nothing short of miraculous to me. Several days into gaming, I realized I was essentially running through it just so I could beat them all and get back to work. It isn’t that I’m not enjoying them or the time spent (I am), but I love working.

I also did some thinking about my blogging schedule and whatnot. I liked doing the three posts a week, I really did. I just think that for now I won’t be able to do as much. I’m still not so exceptional at juggling all the work plates (does that make sense?), and I really don’t know that I need to make it worse than it needs to be. Maybe if I didn’t intentionally stack so many plates, I wouldn’t have such trouble juggling them, which would lead to me not wearing myself down and breaking them all.

So I think for now I’m going to post AT LEAST once a week. I’ll do more if I have the time without stressing myself out. It would probably (MOST ASSUREDLY) help if I stopped typing up posts and not actually . . . POSTING them. Yeah, that would probably be one of the best bets.

I guess I just kind of struggle with wondering what I SHOULD be doing. Should I spend more of my time working/writing or spend more of it on here and Twitter, etc.? It all seems important, which is why I was time-splitting equally for a few months there. Maybe it’s realizing I probably only have a few months left with my shed and that I need to utilize my time with it. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to write if I don’t have it anymore, or the equivalent of it. Will I ever HAVE the equivalent of it again? I’m not sure about that either. I’m not comfortable if my chair is moved a quarter of an inch one way or another, so I don’t know if I’ll find another ‘comfortable’ place again. :/

That’s all been stuff I’ve thought about the past week or so, and I HAVE thought about it before. Maybe I’m just thinking that people would rather have less updates about what I’m doing if it meant I could get more books out there. And maybe that’s just from seeing so many people say they can’t wait to read the next book in the series. I don’t know. But I feel for now that I need to be working. I don’t think that’s wrong. Doesn’t help in getting the word out there about anything, but we all know I suck at that anyway. XD

So I’m going to go inside, play Fable 3 until I beat it, then get back to work. That’s the plan.

Hope everybody has a really great week. 🙂

17 thoughts on “I have a problem . . .

    • They definitely weren’t the best games I’ve ever played, but they weren’t anywhere near the worst either. They were fun. I think Husband and I talked for hours about the pros and cons of them.

      I’m glad you’re enjoying Borderlands. Hopefully we’ll be able to work something out with it soon. I was just thinking about it yesterday…

  1. It is difficult to stay the course. I started my book project awhile back. I mean…awhile back. I thought I would def be completed with the book proposal…but no. Facing discouragement at times, trying to battle balancing social media and the actual content of the book, etc….So i feel ya. Oh, and my vice is Clash of Clans! 😉

    • It really does get discouraging at times (more often than not, seems like). The struggle is not getting overwhelmed by it all.
      I wish you the best of luck in getting finished with all yours, and finding the balance I’ve been searching for to no avail.

      I haven’t played Clash of Clans . . .
      I should probably stay away from it. I definitely don’t need more distractions!

    • That’s what I’ve been trying to do in focusing more on writing/editing rather than blogging/Twitter.
      I think it’s been really good for me.

      The game was definitely enjoyed. It had its downfalls, but it was fun regardless.

  2. I loved Fable. I wish I could still play the first one. Or maybe not. It’s been two years and Skyrim still calls. That saucy siren keeps pulling me back. And now that I’ve thought about it I’ll never get any work done! T^T

    • Why can’t you play the first one?
      The good thing about Fable (or a bad thing, depending on how you’re looking at it) is that it really doesn’t take so long to play through. Unlike Skyrim, which is pretty boundless.

      I don’t even want to THINK about what would’ve happened to me if Skyrim didn’t make me angry enough to stop playing it. There aren’t many games that have consumed me the likes of which it did – not to the point where I went to sleep thinking about it and woke up thinking about it.
      Now I’m thinking about floating mammoths…

      Anyway, I hope you were able to get some work done!

      • I have an X Box 360, and Fable 1 won’t play on it. I have Fable 2 and 3 though, but the first one is the best one, in my opinion. I was so disappointed that they removed most of the demon doors from Fable in the second one. That was one of the best parts!

        There’s lots about Skyrim to get angry about, for sure. The frequent, game destroying glitches, for example. But I liked how open it was, letting me do mostly anything I wanted, and the customizability was also nice.

        I did get some work done, yes. I’ve been Skyrim free for a month now. Not even any signs of withdrawal.

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