This is the first day I've worked to a new schedule in an attempt not to fall too far behind on anything again. I have a fancy little list, with seven or eight things written out for every single day of the week. Some of them are normal things like write, picture a day, and walk. I won't forget the first, and I've only been late on the second a couple times... but walk gets lost, and it's plainly what I need to do the most. So on the list it goes, with a little spot for a check mark next to it.
I have one room a day slated to be cleaned. I have things like FM, DTF, DAZ all set up for one or two times a week to specifically work on them... not that I won't work on them other days as well, but those are for the things that I keep putting off for lack of time, like the FM FAQ.
There are a few other things on the list that are fun, though. Zoo pictures, Painter work (like the picture there -- a painting of the sunset tonight. I think it came out very nicely!), and Blog updates -- which is why I'm doing this right now. It's the last thing on my list for today, and I'll have done all eight items. I could have cleaned the living room better, but at least it's a start! And I didn't add enough to my personal website, which is about to undergo a huge change, but at least it's something.
Otherwise I stay here at this little computer for far too long.
The new job is still taking a lot of my time, but I've enjoyed it so far. And having this schedule so I don't forget the other work will help.
My writing count is coming back up again, finally. I'm working on a nice little YA science fiction story that I don't think will go more than another two or three thousand words, so I should be done with it soon. Then I'm going to get back to some of the serious work, like A Plague of Rats. I'm looking forward to it! And I want to go back to work on the notes for Draw the Line, that science fiction story I had started getting ideas for before the DAZ job hit and everything escaped my brain for a couple weeks.
But things are looking good right now.
At least if I can keep to my schedule.