A while ago I announced that I was back, but I haven’t really posted much since then. It’s not that I’ve lost interest in D&D (or blogging). It’s more that my interest waxes and wanes as other interests take the foreground for a period. I’ve been tempted to post something just for the sake of posting, but I’ve been fighting that urge as I know what kind of quality a forced article usually contains. But it’s been so long now that I thought I should at least check in.
As I said a month ago, I had been awaiting results from my disability hearing. Months of wondering “Is this the day I hear?” can drive a person crazy. I was too tense to accomplish much of anything so I gave into a friend’s urging to return to World of Warcraft. It’s good mindless fun that makes for a wonderful distraction. Unfortunately, once I finally did receive the results of my case, instead of being free, I found that I was back in the middle of full-blown WoW addiction. What had been a wonderful way of keeping my mind off worrying was now keeping me from thinking about D&D and blogging.
After a while, I began to tire of WoW. But mostly this was because it wasn’t really my mmo of choice. There is a buggy little indie mmo called Star Sonata that I really prefer. I had left it just prior to version 2 coming out because I didn’t like the changes I had seen in the beta. (Being an Old Guy, I seldom like change.) In a moment of weakness, I took a look and found that the changes didn’t bother me so much anymore and I reactivated my accounts. WoW isn’t dominating my time anymore but it has only been replaced by a different game.
When I do tear myself away from gaming, it is only to visit friends, go to the gym, see a doctor, or attend one of the many summer events that the area has to offer. I never seem to have the time and inclination to think about D&D let alone write anything. But it’s not gone. It’s still in the back of my mind, percolating. Hopefully, when I’m ready to fully open that door again, those ideas will have grown into something interesting on their own. It may be a week or it may be a month or two. Only time will tell.
Basically, I guess what I’m trying to say is that I’m not really back yet but I’m not gone either. While writing this I find myself already hearing the kobolds calling so I may be closer to a return than I thought.