I think I mentioned before that I'm judging the short story contest over at Rusty Axe Games. Well, suddenly stories are pouring in from all over the place and I've been hard-pressed to keep up.
I'm in charge of reading through the entries and assigning them a "grade". The top five stories progress to a second round, and the winner is determined by popular vote by visitors to the website.
Each story takes me a half-hour to forty-five minutes to read and process because in addition to the grade, I also give a paragraph or two of feedback about the story, itself. It's all adding up.
Not to mention the fact that I'm trying to work with an artist to design a header for my own online serialized fiction website.
And baking tons of killer artisan bread....
Just in case you were wondering why my posts here are getting both smaller and farther apart.