Monday, October 15, 2001

I can see that I haven’t been updating this diary as I’d like. One reason for this, I think, is my schedule.

As Saalon pointed out to me several weeks ago, one major flaw in my schedule is its lack of time dedicated to recharging myself creatively after I get home from work. I need some time every night to just relax, before I try to attack creative work like drawing or writing.

So, I’m re-arranging my evenings as follows: After dinner, I go through my daily Bible reading and research. I don’t need to be creatively recharged to read half a chapter of the Bible, nor to read a commentary. Then, I’m free to do whatever I’d like until 8:30 to 9:00 at night, at which time I start on my work for that evening. At 10:30, I finish up my work, update this diary, and draw a practice sketch. I then read in bed from roughly 11:00 to 11:30, if I can.

tried this schedule last night, after I got home from dinner with my Grandmother, and it worked well. I didn’t try to do the work — Mondays are anime nights, and I’ve watched plenty of anime lately — but the schedule allowed me to relax and take care of miscellaneous little chores and fun projects. Drawing at night, just before bed, seems to be extraordinarily enjoyable, too. I can relax and just draw.

I finished reading the first book in Hayao Miyazaki’s epic manga Nausica

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