My "happy problem" as I've been calling it, is that all of these commitments are starting to crowd up against each other leaving me with very little time to pursue my creative writing. The natural response would be to let a commitment go, but the problem is that I love everything I do. I LOVE ALL MY PIES! That's why I'm calling this a happy problem.
I've been spending a lot of time thinking about this over the past few weeks and it all came to a head when I was listening to one of my classmates talk about the novel she's working on. She read me a bit and it's some seriously good work. Like real, adult writing that was four drafts deep. Not the fantasy story that you mess around with in a Word Document. This was real, award winning (not just figuratively, she actually won an award) creative writing that was going places.
I'd like to say that I could. But I also really love pie.
Reading: Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
Listening: Switchfoot, Hello Hurricane
Watching: The Shannara Chronicles