My day job is wearing me out this week. Ugh. So, I haven't made quite as much progress as I would have liked. During past few days, I have been reading over a contract that my agent sent me. It's for the short story I am providing for an upcoming anthology with four other authors. As far as I can tell, the contract reads very similar to my series contract. Unfortunately, I can only read small bits of the contract at time. All the legal mumbo-jumbo makes my eyes go cross and my brain cells stall out. It ain't pretty.
But it's not been all work.
So, what do I do when I need to relax?
Well, it's not read. I wish it was. I really, really do. But I can't read while I'm writing or editing. I'm scared of something I'm reading influencing my writing. If I'm lucky, I will get the chance to sneak in a couple more books this year. I think my writing schedule might be a little more flexible next year so I can catch up on some reading.
But I digress... When I've got some down time, I play video games. My favorites are the "Final Fantasy" series and "Guitar Hero." I may also soon find myself addicted to "Rock Band." My brother recently picked it up and I've had lots of fun playing it. Which is sort of strange. I freely admit that I have no musical talent, no rhythm, and I'm pretty much tone deaf. Maybe I like it because it is such a challenge for me. Regardless, I'm a little hesitant to pick up a copy. I'm worried that I might send a drum stick through my TV in a moment of frustration. (shhh... yes, I have a temper to match my red hair.)