Not really sure what to talk about as far as this past week. I’m looking at my list of goals and I don’t think I did very well. Biking wasn’t as consistent as I wanted. Still need to read over the War of Nytefall: Lost outline instead of a skim. Didn’t even touch Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. Pizza never happened because I tried to put it off for a day with a light dinner and that didn’t happen. No April posts scheduled and no extra sleep gained. The only things that were accomplished was Longbow of Ichabod Brooks outlines getting done and my wife’s car coming back. The latter wasn’t until later in the week because of a small issue and I have to bring it in for an oil change today anyway. So, it isn’t like I get a reprieve from being the only driver.
Speaking of cars, mine isn’t doing too hot. It still gets me from one point to another, but we have a problem with the locks. Specifically, putting in the new door handle resulted in a part of the lock breaking. If we can’t fix it then it means only one door can be opened from the outside. Not to mention the inside of the doors are crumbling due to the car’s early life in Florida. Moisture is always building up in it too. Trade-in is pointless since it’s a 2000 or 2002. Going to have to get a new car somehow. Honestly, I’ve had this one since 2007 and it was used back then. The fact that it doesn’t give me any engine problems and hasn’t needed much work is a miracle. Oh yeah, there’s no way I can afford a new car. Ugh.
Can’t really think of anything else this week because it was all errands, resting, and trying to do the outlines. Doesn’t say much about me, especially since the previous weeks have all been chaos and disaster. Next week, my son has off, so I won’t be doing much in terms of writing. We’re starting with a big zoo trip and then most of the days have been claimed for various outings. Maybe I’ll take whatever free time I get to work on April posts, which will give me a leeway when I start writing the second War of Nytefall book after this coming week. I know I haven’t even published the first, but I need to churn out the first drafts to cover losing the summer. During that time, I can do some editing at night or work on the finale for Dawn Addison. This way, I won’t have to scramble once the fall hits. Besides, it’s fun getting into the new characters and stories.
Actually paused writing this to go over that outline because I wanted to talk about it to some extent. Not to mention I had to go to the bathroom and it’s easier to carry stapled papers than a laptop. One thing I’ve noticed about War of Nytefall: Lost is that it has a lot less Clyde than I expected. In fact, the action really follows this new character who is basically a beacon of chaos. This might be an interesting twist to the series since it demonstrates an unexpected aspect of the Dawn Fangs. Massive amounts of world-building here, so maybe it’s good that Clyde become more of a ‘passenger’ than an ‘influencer’ of events. While he is the main character, part of his story is how he struggles for control and learning to be more of a gang leader. This whole thing definitely throws him into the deep end of civilization leadership.
As far as the first book goes, I’m still on the fence about another editing run. Done two on my own, my wife has done two, and another person read it over. I have about a month or so before release time as long as things go smoothly. Another read through isn’t striking my fancy for some reason. Many would say this is now excuse, but I sense that I’m at a point where an editing run would result in changes for the sake of changes. That always causes messes. Well, I have a week to think about it.
Goals of the week?
- April posts when possible.
- Zoo trip
- Movie day. Thinking ‘Peter Rabbit’
- Lego Batman the Video Game time
- Build a Lego set
- Go over War of Nytefall: Lost outline
- Read more Rurouni Kenshin
- Try to get some extra sleep
(Anybody get their reblog button back? Mine is still gone.)