I am in a writing rut. I'm not. And that essential part of me has been replaced by the obsessive/compulsive video game playing part of my personality. And it is getting a little bothersome. My inner nerd has hooked onto first person shooters (like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2) and I can't seem to care about anything else. Trash needs taken out? Wait until I am in the pre-game lobby and rush out and do it. Dinner needs cooked? Just hope I don't burn stuff between games. Need a shower or use bathroom? All these must wait until the right moment. Writing? Who, me? Nope, I gotta get this acheivement before I go to bed.
Sad, but true. It is my meth, my cocaine, my habit. I doubt I will ever kick the habit. I can truly see myself kicking Major Buttocks against my grandchildren. But, I am working hard (in my head, where it counts) to gain a balance. I need to pursue that which drives me (writing) and put away that which is driving me (video games). It is the tumor I must excise myself. But, chances are, it is benign.
I think that part of me wants to write about games: video games, board games, Dungeons and Dragons, etc. I suppose I could dedicate part of this blog to that or to start a blog specifically for that...and I have just decided. That is what I am going to do: start another blog just for gaming. I promise I won't be the first or the best, but if you like gaming, come join me there.
The best thing about a gaming blog? I get to write about my obsession. That's like obsession squared or something. Wish me luck.