I have discovered something interesting since I started writing fiction. I use a different part of my brain writing creatively than I use playing chess. When the words are flowing, my chess game stinks and vice versa. Right now I’m playing well and struggling with a chapter. I really enjoy chess, but I am driven to write. I play on chess.com as Pat_Florida if anyone would like to play. You can friend me and invite me to a game. Lately, I’ve been playing a lot from 11 pm to 3 am east coast time with people from all over the world. If you find me, tell me you saw it on my blog. I could use some positive reinforcement these days.