I am having a hard time getting back in to the swing of things. I started painting up the rest of my Gondor army but I just can't bring myself to finish them.
I think I need to play. Playing always motivates me to throw some more paint on my models. When I'm throwing dice and my opponent's army is painted, and mine is not, it is a huge motivator to get it done. I'm always good for at least a week after that. Likewise, if my opponent's army is not painted I think about how crap it looks and want to get mine looking better. Either way the gaming is what keeps me painting.
The other thing that helps is having a deadline. I got more painting done in the lead up to the GitD than I have in any given year before. Having that sort of goal is hugely helpful to me. I have always worked best under a deadline.
Bottom line, I need to figure out a deadline or play some games. We have our warbands league this weekend, so I may be able to get some gaming done then. That would get me kick started on my Empire. I have a lot painted for that army but there is more I can do.
Next weekend is our 40K league. I have not played any games yet, but we are doing kill teams from the Battle Missions book. That would give me a chance to learn the rules and to get motivated to paint my IG. I have one squad of them painted.
I also got an American Rifle Company box for Flames of War for my birthday this week. If I get them assembled then I could play some practice games of that.
I guess I just have too much hobby and not enough time or motivation. I know what I need to do, now I just have to do it.