First of all:
There we go with the promotional part of this post. Might do another tomorrow since I totally forgot what I was going to write about. It’s been one of those weeks where things were busy and tiring. The proof is that I managed to sleep later and it was one of those deep sleeps instead of my usual lightweight, easily stirred style. Guess stuff finally caught up to me after I released the latest adventure of Cassidy and Lloyd. Funny how it doesn’t seem right to me if their names are put in reverse. Is it alphabetical or because Cassidy came first in the planning stage? Something to ponder in the future.
Managed to finish Resurrection Bowl and Toy Tower for the Ichabod Brooks collection. This leaves me with four more stories to write and then I can figure out the next stage. Was thinking of beta readers who can finish reading the 11 stories by May and search for a cover artist. Oh, I did realize one oopsie on my part with this short story collection. I may have been saying that I had 12 stories planned. Seems I really only have 11 and it’s always been that way. Imagine my confusion when I counted how many were left and then counted how many I remember writing. Needless to say there was a lot of notebook rummaging on that one.
I mentioned yesterday that I’m going to start in on setting up the April posts. My son has his Winter Break all week, so I’ll only have nights to work. Figure I can get Ichabod Brooks & the Jester Flute written using the weekend and Monday when the wife is around. Then I’ll use nights to prep for April. There’s a big family event going on at the beginning of that month, so March may be more chaotic than I realize. As far as next week goes, I’ll have my hands full entertaining the munchkin. We need to get fitted for suits for the event, but I also promised LEGO BATMAN and want to go to a local preserve for some fun on a day that’s slated to be warm. This means I’ll be rather tired by the time the sun goes down, so aiming for a 5 section short story and April posts is probably the best idea.
Dang it. Almost remembered what I was going to post about tomorrow. Forgot and now I don’t remember what I was doing for Tuesday. Maybe it was a John Wick Chapter 2 review. Honestly, I shouldn’t do much on Sunday because I won’t be near a computer that much. Going to have a lot of company and I’ll be solo-parenting that day too. I’ll have the phone, but the instant my son sees that, he asks to look up baby animals, superheroes, and supervillains. Oddly proud that he’s asking to look up characters like Clayface and Poison Ivy. Still won’t let him near the collection though.
Something else I need to figure out is what to do in March. I’ll probably finish the Ichabod Brooks stories by the 10th, but I shouldn’t tackle any projects that require me staying on point for the rest of the month. That April event, which happens right before my birthday and my son’s Spring Break . . . How the hell do I get anything done here? My point is that I can’t take on a full writing project like the post-Legends of Windemere story, Derailing Bedlam, or the first War of Nightfall books. Kind of a shame because I’m missing a full month. I’m considering editing the last two Legends of Windemere book in March, but I don’t know if I’d finish in time. Another idea is to tackle the next Dawn Addison book that will be posted throughout October. It’s rather low key and short. I can edit Book 14th if I finish that one with the three weeks. 31 sections and 3 sections a day? Totally possible. Then again, there’s that unpublishable project I keep poking at. Could just do that one in March and get it out of my head.
Okay, I’ve rambled enough to myself here. Time to state the goals:
- Write Ichabod Brooks & the Jester Flute.
- Write the April posts.
- See Lego Batman.
- Go to an animal place or nature preserve.
- Cook dinners.
- Read more Fairy Tail.
- Fiddle with the unpublishable story. Honestly, this one is starting to simply bug me at this point since I can’t do anything with it even if I finish it.