Let’s get the easy part over with:
Goal Accomplished/Progress Made– June Blog Posts Scheduled
That’s it. This Spring Break has been incredibly chaotic and busy. My hope to write at night was dashed by a few late nights for the kid and being exhausted. I’m not even sure how to write this post. You can tell things are rough because I didn’t schedule this post from the night before and it’s going live in the afternoon. Yeah, that should be a big sign that I’m clinging to an out-of-control carnival ride. This doesn’t end until Wednesday when he goes back to school. Let’s just do a day-by-day since I rarely get any blog hits anyway:
Passover! Family! Need I say more?
This should have been a sign that I was in for a rough week. The plan was to go to the Bronx Zoo, which it seems the entire Tri-State area thought was a good idea. 20-30 minutes in traffic for the final exit, but we gave up because the parking lot looked like a nightmare. EVERY route to the zoo was clogged, so my dad thought we could go to a nearby amusement park. Yeah, that doesn’t open until May. We finally get home and I take the kid to Target for some promised Lego sets. He had been crying over the failed trip (hoping to make good on this promise tomorrow), so I spent a bit more than originally considered. Traffic was a mess getting to lunch too. We were up until 9 PM doing the Legos since he went out to play with the neighbors, which I don’t mind. Still, I was left exhausted.
A fun play date at the park and Friendly’s for lunch. That was good. Dinner at friends and a late night to let the kids watch ‘Sing’. That was good too. The tax-related chaos between these two events were a test of my sanity. I never asked for these fucking stocks, so why should I suffer every April? Not sure what to do with them and I keep getting told that selling them would be a disaster for taxes the next year. I mean, what the fuck is the point of these things if I can’t use them when I need or want to? People tell me it’s a game. Fuck no. Legend of Zelda, Monopoly, Tic-Tac-Toe, and Peek-A-Boo are games. This is bullshit that punishes you for giving it a second glance.
The morning is a blur, but my parents took the little guy to a play. My brain was too mushy to get anything done. I did a few posts and I bought some birthday presents for stuff in May. Here’s the thing that people seem to forget about authors. It isn’t a switch that you can flip on for focus and energy. No matter how skilled an author is at jumping tracks, they can’t do much with low energy and high stress. It’s like beating the crap out of a car and then expecting it to win a race. There’s a chance it will cross the finish line, but it’s going to leave a mess in its wake.
Finally, a day that went 100% smoothly and no chaos between the fun. We had another play date that involved a library with 3-D Printers that kids can use. My son made a little Charmander and his friend made a blue cat. Then we went to lunch and returned to their house for toys and chatting. We’re getting together on one of their last break days for ‘Sing’ and playing too. This is how the week ended and I’m beat.
So, that’s it. I have no update on Ritual of the Lost Lamb because I’m treading water for a reason I can’t get into. There was no progress on Protecting Bedlam since I couldn’t find the time. Even the thoughts I had on Thursday have been trapped in my head because I’m just a lump of whimpering flesh at the end of the day. Sorry if my posts are getting boring or sad or you wish I would get the next book at. Although, I’m not sorry to the people who take this delay as a chance to tell me ‘Game Over’ for my author career. Thanks for that and go fuck yourself in that arena.
Plans for the week:
- Try for the zoo again.
- Finish Spring Break.
- Contact cover artist for Ichabod Brooks cover.
- Write a little Protecting Bedlam. Maybe 4 chapters if I can get my mojo back in time.
- Prepare for a movie day with family next weekend.
- Remind myself that the pizza reward has been pushing back again. Doing it once I finish Protecting Bedlam.
- Make a post for tomorrow and Thursday. Not sure about tomorrow only because I won’t really be around.