Not really sure what to write here for two reasons:
- I didn’t really do much.
- These posts don’t get much attention.
To be fair, I’m writing this on Wednesday since I’ll be busy for the rest of the week. That was always the plan, but Monday destroyed me. Some health issues have popped up and I’ll be seeing a gastroenterologist in early December to make sure this isn’t something really bad. That’s only one problem though because I have to see a dermatologist about another issue. At this point, I think my body is simply falling apart from stress and I just hope to make it to the Legends of Windemere: Warlord of the Forgotten Age release.
People might be wondering when that is . . . December? I have nearly everything set up to go, but am missing that final piece. Many people will realize this is the usual song and dance from me, so I hope it’s become standard operating procedure. At the very least, my internals have taken the hint to imitate squirming eels due to stress. I hope to get the book out in early December and then get all of those guest posts out. That’s really all I can say going into this due to various aspects of the situation.
Focusing on all of this has been difficult due to those health issues mentioned before and having to drive my wife everywhere. I also have to handle her errands as well as everything I typically take care of. This has left me pretty exhausted because I can’t ease into my day or rest a bit after sending my son off to school. So, I didn’t get much further than the Ichabod Brooks titles and a little bit of plot work. I’ll make a separate post about that down the road when I have more. The working collection title is still The Longbow of Ichabod Brooks, which is starting to grow on me. Again, that’s really all I’ve done, so I’m fairly boring.
Honestly, the only area of progress I’ve made is in watching ‘Samurai Champloo’ and reading a lot of ‘One Piece’. Neither of those are worth writing about since I can’t be sure how many people here know what either of them are.
Geez, I’m really not into this, which might be a sign that I’m getting more depressed and pulling back from people. This has been a looming problem for over a year and I thought I was fending it off to some extent. Something about the last month has pushed me to a point of nearly breaking and I don’t know what. Maybe it’s how I can’t find a moment to take a break without being made to feel guilty or fearing that somebody will make me feel guilty. Perhaps it’s that I feel like I’m not going anywhere other than backwards and am trapped in a lose/lose situation. I keep hoping for that one break or opportunity that I can take, but that hope is dwindling pretty fast. Part of me even fears that such a thought has seeped into some of my books. Not Legends of Windemere since I wrote that before things got bad and the fear there is more about making sure it’s a good ending.
I’m really worried about War of Nytefall because my wife is reading it and seems to always be confused. Jokes are falling flat and she isn’t getting some parts. I think part of it is because she’s still used to the way the Legends heroes worked and Clyde can be a pretty big jerk even though he’s a ‘hero’. Either way, I can’t figure out if this is working or not because of her responses. I haven’t read it over myself and I have to admit that I’m a tad nervous about going for beta readers. Mostly because everyone seems to have their own idea about vampires and the few times I’ve tested these ideas with others has seen arguing over the pre-existing mythos vs Dawn Fangs. I mean, the scenes were meticulously planned out and written with a lot of mystery, so they certainly work together. I just don’t know if I missed something or having such a large cast to introduce gave me trouble. Again, I haven’t read it since I wrote it, so I could just be my worst critic here.
So, what are the goals for the week?
- Work more on Ichabod Brooks.
- Think of posts for January. What do people think of spending half the month on the Top posts of 2017?
- Read more One Piece.
- Try to sleep as best as I can.
- Try to get back into biking because it’s tough to get into it after running errands and dropping the wife off.
- Work towards putting out Legends of Windemere: Warlord of the Forgotten Age
- Avoid thinking 2018 will go any smoother. Learned my lesson since 2017 has been any better than 2016.