I’ve been caught between three major projects which each require considerable time to complete.
First is the obvious one – updating everything for KillieNutz Online. There are over 1,000 species of killifish which each need to be added individually. Then there is adding articles to the library (Knowledge Base). I have to write the article or copy them from other sources (such as my book “Encyclopedia of Killifish Vol 1.”
At the same time, I am in the process of completing Vol.2 of the Encyclopedia – African Annuals. As I write each section on care and breeding, I am adding excerpts from the new manuscript to the website. So I write in one place and then copy and paste parts to the website.
On top of writing the Encyclopedia, I have two novels I have to spend more time on – The Noctis (an end of the world novel) and Afterlife (a paranormal novel). It takes hours of concentration to complete a scene in this type of work … rewrite … clean up and more.
Then there is the fish-room. While I have one rack of 5-gallon tanks up and running, I need to build a few more stands to hold more smaller tanks as well as some 20- & 30-gallon tanks. It all takes time. Anyone who wants to show up some weekend, I can put you to work. This getting old slows me down a lot, not to mention all of the leg and foot surgeries I have gone through since 2022.
Oh yes, I also have to do normal life things like shop for groceries, clothes etc. I also attend fish club meetings almost every weekend. I guess it is true what they say about retirement. You are more busy than when working.