I like to joke that "work gets in the way of the rest of my life." Today I can joke that "the rest of my life gets in the way of the rest of my life."
The second Monday of each month is Mixology Monday, an Internet meme (theme/concept) I’ve participated in for a few months. For me, writing an MxMo post means finding a cocktail recipe that fits the theme, trying it, being dissatisfied, finding another, trying it, kind of liking it but not really, and then finding and trying a couple more, finally settling on something, writing about it, taking a photo, rereading what I’ve written and finding a dozen typos…. You see how it goes.
This kind of blogging takes lots of time, but it’s among the most fun I have on the internet. I adore researching something, thinking about the best ways to present my idea, struggling with the theme and organization and style, all of it. This is what I’d do every day if I could. It takes an inordinate amount of time, and I don’t know if anyone reads these things. They bring me joy though, and I hope at least one person, somewhere, enjoys what I’ve written.
NaNoWriMo: Nothing today. The rest of the month’s daily quotas increase proportionally.
DrawMo: Today would be the day I switch to color pencils. Look for something bright and cheery tomorrow.