I really needed to shut out the world and game for a bit. Some people when they veg-out watch television all day. I do one of two things. I read, or I game. Yesterday, I gamed.
Honestly, I'm irritated at myself for not doing everything I needed to, but I am feeling so much better after many, many hours of sneaking around and killing fictional people. That sounds psychotic. It probably is. The point is, gaming, like reading, keeps my mind active. I'm continually strategising, re-calibrating, responding, failing and succeeding. My mind is always active when I'm gaming.
That's not the case for watching television. Sure, it might look scarily similar, but though both require sitting down, staring at a television, don't let the slack jaws of gamers fool you. They're not tuned out. They're concentrating really hard. They're brains are fully engaged.
In any case, I gamed yesterday. A lot.
And though I got little else done, I am feeling really, really relaxed. Part of it, I think, was that I didn't listen to the news. That did wonders for my nerves. It's really important to unplug, and diving headfirst into several different kinds of afterlife in ancient Egypt did wonders for me.
For the record, I am a Goa'uld killing badass.
Also, the fart jokes were hilarious.
I am twelve.
Today, though, it's back to the real world, and I have a lot on my plate. Today, I have to continue my catch-up of video edits, AND begin the beta read for a friend and fellow writer on her second book. I am also working as a sensitivity editor for asexual characters - something that I feel ill-prepared for, since I can only speak for myself and not asexuals everywhere. Still, I'll give it a shot.
So, for now, though, I have to get this video editing done, and then to beta reading.
Perhaps, by the time I've finished beta reading and the mountains for videos I have to produce, there will be editing to do on either Skylark or the WIP that needs a better title than the one it's got.
Right, I must get to work.