Written by | Posted November 19, 2013 – 4:46 pm Deconstruction

Bad things are happening in Stormwind – and beyond.

The Hand of Lothar, they call themselves.

Yva Darrows was their first target.

Tirith and Aely were their second and third.

They have since… expanded their reach and escalated their methods …

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Trying is half the battle
comment 5 Written by on January 31, 2011 – 3:39 pm

I’ve been trying pretty hard, for the last few weeks, to get a post up here. I hate using the “Real life is taking over” excuse, even when it’s true, because it sounds so… trite? I don’t know. Like I’m copping out of blogging or something.

Because the thing is?

I really like blogging. I really like this blog. I like the people who read and leave comments, even though I’m sure that’s only about four of you now.

But there are bigger things that I have to deal with, and one of those things is making sure that I can continue to do the “importants” (go to work, take care of my husband and cats, and take care of me). Sometimes, when bad things happen, that’s all you have to turn back to – and right now, most of my “good” days are defined by whether or not I simply make it through the day and do what I have to do.

Unfortunately, that’s not left a lot of time or energy for WoW. When I have had time to log in, I do a bit of banking, do a bit of leveling (usually on my warlock, to whom you guys have not yet been introduced), and that’s about it. Aely hit level 85 at some point, entirely through Archaeology. I’ve done exactly 8 quests in Hyjal with my hunter. I’ve not been inside an instance (other than a run-through or two on the warlock) since before 4.0 hit in November. I have officially stepped out of raiding for Cataclysm, at least for now – maybe when things get better I’ll want to raid again and can sub into one of the 10-mans that are under the TRI umbrella.

Still, I’m not here to apologize for not posting. I made a conscious decision that, right now, there are other things more important to me (and to my health) than keeping up with a regular blog. I can barely manage one post a week over at Seven Deadly Divas, and that’s with Hillary sending me reminder emails and helping me come up with ideas!

I am working on changing things, on getting better, on getting back to being able to do the things I love – but it’s not something that happens quickly or easily, no matter how frustrated I get. This is something I have to deal with now, because not dealing with things doesn’t make them go away.

So I’m trying – and that’s supposedly half the battle. The rest, well, that’ll just take time. I may post occasionally, I may not. I’m not shutting down or closing the doors, but I don’t know when I’ll be back, or what form “being back” will take.

But I do miss you guys, and writing. You can still find me on twitter, via email (toomanyannas at gmail), or even in game.

I’ll see you around, and may the loot-fu be with you,

annas

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5 Responses to “Trying is half the battle”

  1. Do what you need to do Anna — we’ll still be here when you return. A healthy, happy Anna is what who we want to see. =) Hang in there!

    By Niyahti on Jan 31, 2011 | Reply
  2. Ditto to what Niyahti said. As has been said before, RL comes first. Hopefully things will smooth out soon, and you can have more time for stuff like WoW and this blog. Until then, we’ll be patiently waiting. *hugs*

  3. Well I understand the real life thing sounding trite, but it’s true. Do what you need to do, is also kind of trite, but it is also true.

    Thanks for what you taught me. I hope it made me a better storyteller, and better at RP.

    And know that some of us wish you well, good health, long life, and look forward to your return in whatever form that takes.

  4. I too have a big other “real life,” and love to write – just wanted to say thank you for being an excellent writer: time and life is short, and your blog is a nice way to spend some of it! Please take care of yourself and that “real life.”

  5. Thanks for letting us know, Anna. Your well being is ultimately more important than a hobby. You should recover motivation and come back when you’re ready.

    By Valderius on Feb 3, 2011 | Reply

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