Monday, March 12, 2012

Time


I ran out of time on Sunday. It had nothing to do with Daylight Savings.

I have to figure out the “work-life balance.” It seems in spite of my efforts, I can go days without doing anything except get up in the dark and go to work, drive home and eat dinner, and go right to bed in order to do it all over again. Somewhere in the middle of all of that, I miss out on an evening or at least part of the day to do…something else. Like properly research the story I’m writing! I just discovered the worst mistake in a published chapter. It’s a math mistake—not surprising for me. I was in something of a rush, did the math, did it wrong, and did not double check. Consequently, I have to rewrite a whole chapter.  If I stopped to think about it, I would have remembered to check my work. I know that I have a tendency to rush ahead and miss an obvious detail, but I guess I was too caught up in trying to get enough sleep to think of it.

Unrelated note: I typed the last paragraph with a cat on my arm.

I knew I was working until 7pm on Sunday, so I planned a short HackMaster session. I didn’t want to let the group down by not having a game. Then I double-checked my schedule and found out I had to be back in at 7am on Monday morning and decided that I needed a break. And I’m sorry. I’m not sure if a better GM would have said, “screw sleep, let’s play.” If it isn’t fun for me, I don’t feel like I can make it that much fun for everyone else. I felt like I needed to sleep—okay, that had a little bit to do with Daylight Savings—and cancelled the game. And felt guilty.

And felt worse when I finally had a few minutes to look at the forums today and realized they finished the PHB index this weekend already. The D-Team asked for help compiling it. I wanted to help. *shrug* I’m jealous of all of the things that Face can do to help. I can't think of anything I can do. I might have been able to help with that…or botched it horribly, but I never found the time to even try.

New goal: improve time management. ^^