One of the numerous reasons I started The Pink Sylphide was to get myself to write more often. For a good length of time, it served that purpose well. It also helped me analyze more thoroughly what I’m watching. In the last year and a half, however, I’ve taken up photography as another hobby. This cuts into my time for my other hobbies.
I have a huge list of “posts to write”, but never time to write them. If I want to write something, the best place for me to go is my fiction writing. With the time spent on photography, my anime hobby leaves me with time to watch, but not time to write. (It doesn’t help with the number of Nintendo DS games I’ve been playing recently, either.) Include the time I’ve spent watching through seasons of Gummi Bears, Rescue Rangers, and DuckTales, and the anime section of my to-watch DVD cabinet isn’t getting empty any quicker. I’m holding off until I have time to both watch and write, but I’ve failed to make the time. I’m also a good month behind on checking out any recent posts on other anime blogs.
I’ll likely continue my Aria posts, under my pre-existing condition that if I have nothing to say on an episode, I simply won’t post on it. I really do need to get together my unfinished Haibane Renmei drafts that I never completed. I have a number of other drafts and things-started (such as posts on Princess Tutu‘s music) that I’d like to continue, but I know I’ll never make time for.