I retired Halloween day, 2011. Armed with a wish to write full-time, I promptly scheduled multiple opportunities for fun. I think the term for this is avoidance. Why do we do this to ourselves? So that we can blame being too busy to write and time slips by.
Currently I am working on three writing classes one short-term local one and two on-line, joined a writer’s group, a critique group, and signed up for a part in a mystery program at the Laughlin library. I’ll keep you posted on how it all works out.