So looking over at the blog stats and seeing that I haven't done anything here since the 15th doesn't feel too good. The new job got INSANE for about a week or two, and I really was doing little other than eating, sleeping, and working. It's going well, so I can't complain, but it is, obviously, leaving less time for other things.
I wish I had something brilliant and insightful to offer here about how to strike that magical balance between working a day job and writing...but yeah, I got nothing. I am writing, but not all that fast. I'm still doing weekly assignments for the video game company, and as that's paid work on a deadline, that tends to be the priority in my free time. I've toyed with the idea of giving that up here and there, but 1) I do like it, 2) it does keep my fingers and my creative brain going, and 3) I like the "fun money" that goes right into my Paypal account.
Even with all that, I'm winding down on the [neverending] WIP. I have to finish up the current chapter, and then just one more to go! Of course there will be endless amounts of editing, and eventually preparing submission packets after that, but I'll feel a huge sense of relief when it's done.
I'll try to do a better job of checking in on the blog, and who knows? Maybe one of these days I really will have some work-writing balance insights to offer!