I have too much to do, but a lot is not the kind of thing normal people would think of as too much to do, I suspect.
I have a library book overdue. It can't be returned until tomorrow, which adds another fifty cents to my fines. I need to pay them eventually. On the subject of payment, I also owe my mother money, and need to pay her back.
I need to clean my room and bathroom. They're getting disgusting, and as a useful addition, this will also get me allowance money.
I have a ton to read. About ten five hundred or more page books from the library, about five new three hundred page books from the bookstore, and a handful of YA books as well. This, of course, would be one of the reasons I have late fees; too much to read. I could, of course, leave this until I finish everything else, or just not read them, but that somehow feels like cheating... And besides, I do want to read most of them, that would be why I have them.
Oh, and writing. I have thirty-five thousand words done of an urban fantasy murder mystery with a serial killer as the protagonist, and I just can't seem to keep going. I have enough plotted out to get the second third done, so it isn't lack of ideas, it's lack of interest. The funny thing is, I haven't lost interest in the characters, but in the plot. This may say something about my talent as a writer, but I really hope it doesn't.
On the other hand, I have an idea for the mythology of my various fantasy worlds- a sort of World Tree (yes, I realize this is in no way original) with fruits as the worlds. The recurrent not-quite-god in these verses would then be the dryad- the spirit of the tree. Considering her personality, that would make it a very unusual tree indeed, but that's fitting, I guess. This is in addition to a couple of ideas for new works that I really want to write, but I'm going to keep slaving away on the aforementioned work in progress. I've gone too far to give up. (And now I just need to convince myself of that.
That's in addition to school. I'm a cyberschooler, and I have about... let me check... twenty days' work, going by the average number of lessons left in each subject, left to do in fifteen days. By the way, the twenty days is already going at an "accelerated pace;" normally, that would be forty days' work. Note that this is not counting my elective, which I don't, strictly speaking, have to finish by the end of the school year but do need to do some work in.
So, keeping all that in mind, why the hell am I still writing this?