In July, I started in on the Ray Bradbury story-a-week effort. More recently, I found that real life is throwing up substantial obstacles.

Initially the effort went well; it was a good motivational tool for writing. I wrote a story a week fairly easily, and got up to a few weeks a head at times.

Unfortunately, real life, in the form of work and personal travel, brought that to a crashing halt. I found that of work, writing, and editing the magazine, I can cover two out of three with some success. Because work brings in money, and editing is a commitment, it’s been writing that has given way. I’m now substantially behind on my writing schedule.

I’m not giving up yet. I’m going to try to get back on track. But it does seem likely that within the next year, I’ll have to make some choices about what to focus on.