At least that’s the mentality that we’re working with here. This week was a head spinner only because everything is in the air. My wife is job hunting again, so we can’t plan anything in advance. We have ideas of what we’re going to do, but if she has an interview then she goes there. Next week might be a little different since we have some advanced notice. Then again, I kind of bought the ingredients for some new and some complicated meals, so going away for too long might be an oops. Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas take over an hour to make and I’m testing out a Beer Soaked Kielbasa recipe that a friend of a friend gave me. Meals do tend to get easier as the week goes on, so we’ll see what happens with the mandatory zoo trip.
It doesn’t help that the heat has drained me, so I wear down around early afternoon. Not sure why it hits so hard, but we have a theory. If I’m working on anything then I’m up in my room, which gathers heat. The gradual increase goes unnoticed while I’m focused on something else, so I only become aware of the issue once I stop for an extended period of time. Like that whole gradual boiling of a frog. This ends up leaving me drowsy and I made the mistake at one point of napping. That never goes well because it leaves me worse than before. Today and tomorrow are for recovering energy because I need to be able to hang with the Energizer Child that I share a house with.
This brings me to a conundrum. Trying to save money, but still want him to have a fun time. Yet, we’re repeatedly told to get out of the house. Too hot for the park or at least staying there for a while. Everything else that is indoors requires money. So, is it wrong to spend time inside with his toys where he seems happy? I don’t think there is, but I’ve been made to feel like it’s bad parenting. The only ‘free’ indoor thing we have is the Children’s Museum, but we learned that it’s specifically for my wife and son. I can’t use it unless I gain shapeshifting powers and masquerade as her. Summer breaks were so much easier when I was the kid in the equation.
Nothing writing-based to really report. The blurbs were met with praise, so I’ll be setting up as much as I can for the Charms of the Feykin release in September. Not a lot of volunteers, but that’s becoming the norm. I don’t wander blogs as much as I used to because I’m running around so much. I try, but when I have to balance writing, parenting, my own promos, and blogging, something falls by the wayside. Doesn’t help that I spend so much time staring at a post and not have a clue what to say as a comment.
I’m finishing an outline for the third SIN book, which is fun because this is an idea that was never part of the original set. One thing I’m noticing is that Sin is always on the run in these stories. Either being chased, chasing something, or trying to get to a location first. I did make him a globe-trotting thief who gets into these big conspiratorial treasure hunts that open up sealed areas. Poor guy just stumbles into them because *censored* and that’s not even half of his problems. It is nice to work on something for the future when the present is such a chaotic mess.
Besides this story, I’m poking at the Legends of Windemere finale and deciding on who lives and dies. All of the champions are going to be scarred in some fashion and one is slated for death. The thing is that I wonder if I need more than one fatality. The Baron is very powerful, but I don’t like the idea of him slaughtering the heroes until only one stands against him. So, the question is who would be the most likely ones to die in this battle and how much will it affect future series that play off these events? Hard to talk about this without dropping spoilers, so sorry for the vagueness.
For anyone into anime, I’m getting into ‘Fairy Tail’. It’s fun and reminds me of why I like the medium. Not heavy and rather relaxing to watch.
Goals of the week?
- Finish SIN outline.
- Set up Charms of the Feykin on Amazon. At least as far as I can before publishing.
- Biking when I can.
- Entertain the child.
- Keep reading ‘Negima’ when child is entertaining himself. Manga and comics work best because it’s easier to step away to the kid and come back.
- Pray that my wife gets one of the jobs she’s interviewing for. Far too many hits this year, so our luck has to change at some point.
- Start the hype for Charms of the Feykin. This begins on Monday and should run into September/October. Reminds me that I have no idea what to do with Thursday. Maybe a Legends of Windemere question like ‘who is your favorite character and why?’ Sounds lame, but I don’t know how around I’ll be this week.