Author Timothy Hallinan has an excellent guest post over at Poe's Deadly Daughters at
It has been a long time since I could think of "play" in terms of my writing. I think the concept of "play" went out the window about the same time when I started thinking about the money aspect of things and how I absolutely had to earn an income from my writing when my health went to crap. I have not been able to earn an income--let alone pay for anything around here including any of my now gone writing subscriptions. And that was before the turmoil of the last 9 months.
Anyway, it is an excellent piece and a reminder we all need a lot more "play" in our lives.