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God damn, it’s been a while since I’ve posted. I haven’t written much lately, and really want to get back to it. There are a couple of reasons.

One, simply, I haven’t really had much of an urge to write. Hopefully getting back into a (semi-) schedule with it again will help that.

Two, I’ve been in a kind of bad mental state recently. Or not really a mental state, exactly, but my sleep has been absolutely shit so I’ve been kind of dead inside for a while. To give you an idea, I regularly couldn’t get to sleep until 4:30 or so.

Three, I hunted (extensively) for a job, got one, and started it. A very, very good job, which will no doubt inspire a good amount of writing in and of itself. However, that’s been pretty stressful and intense here at the start. Last week I probably worked around 55 hours (and only got paid for 40, though there’s a good reason for that) and got a little over half of that much sleep.

That very job has actually fixed a number of things. One, it forces me into a better schedule (which will encourage writing), and gets my sleep back to a more normal schedule (even if I only get five hours of sleep a night). Plus, the massively increased funds will help relieve stress regarding some other things. Essentially, this job kickstarted a positive feedback loop of improvement in, well, basically everything.

I haven’t been completely without writing, though. I’ve been working, off and on, on a story somewhat like Jury-Rigged Toilet Paper, which is nearing completion. And dear god, I just realized that it took place on one of the hottest days this summer and we’ve already gotten snow on the ground here. I guess I’ve been procrastinating on it for a while.

One thing I have been completely without, however, is money, which is why the URL at the top of the screen currently says “arthurwalterson.wordpress.com”, instead of “arthurwalterson.com”. I’ll be getting paid pretty soon, and that will be one of the first things I get back in place.

Anyway. Just know that I haven’t stopped writing.

Wait no, strike that, reverse it.

I have more or less stopped writing, but I’m getting back to it, and should be posting new stuff soon. I should really work on finishing up City Intersection soon, I’ve got a bunch of other novel ideas in the works…

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