First of all:
There we go, so now let’s get on to the update. I really do think my physical and mental deterioration is getting more attention here than me being an author. At the very least, I’ve proven that pity sales aren’t a thing. Not that I would want that. Just to get this subject out of the way:
- Started seeing a therapist for my anxiety last week. It’s going and I think it will be too personal to share.
- I get the permanent crown this Friday, which ends the root canal saga.
- My legs are looking funny, so it’s off to a dermatologist. Why shouldn’t a new issue appear as an old one ends?
Let’s get to the writing part of things because that’s what the blog is about. At least for the most part. I’m almost done with Raven’s Wrath, which will be the final installment of the Dawn Addison saga. That’s the horror story I post throughout October that more people came out saying they weren’t into over the last two weeks than I expected. Well, I’ve come this far and it’s the last time, so bear (bare?) with me for one more year. I’m still trying to decide on if I’ll do the Monster Maker stuff too. It won’t be that long after War of Nytefall: Lost debuts, so I kind of want to do something special that incorporates the vampire thing. This is where things can go haywire. Character interviews get a lot of cheers, but very little interactions. I can only post so many teasers, especially with the story being done every day. Last year, I saw that people left the blog if it was only the story, so I need to keep something going on Mondays and Fridays. Thursday should still have the anxiety stuff and Saturday has these posts. Maybe I can hand the Monster Maker thing off to Lost and have her host it once a week? I could do a poll of Nytefall characters and try a Monday interview since I’m a glutton for punishment. Feel free to voice opinions in the comments here.
I haven’t touched any outlines or the superhero stuff like I’d expected since my time has been really limited. My son is only away for 3 hours a few days a week and he’s determined to do stuff with me. I don’t mind, but it means I have less time than I expected. August will be less because camp ends next week. So, I’m aiming to edit Derailing Bedlam and War of Nytefall: Rivalry using nights and weekends if I have time. It’ll be a trickle of progress, especially with his birthday next weekend. The party is bigger than we expected, so I’m going to focusing on that this week. Maybe I’ll do the future idea stuff at times when he’s willing to play with Legos and only wants me in the room. He can entertain himself, but he definitely likes having an audience. I can try to make sense of the superhero stuff at least . . . Okay, it’s been 18 years since I started that idea, but it has to congeal at some point. Was I putting it back into Windemere or keeping Super Earth? Uh-oh.
Side-note: I just dusted that dresser! How is it dusty again?
I really don’t know what else to talk about here since the week was all writing and parenting. My son got a lot of praise from his gymnastics teacher, which caught me by surprise. He’s usually easily distracted there, but he’s been very focused and his handstands are improving by the day. Just need to remind him to NOT do them when he’s eating. A possible disaster that loomed over his birthday party has been dispelled, but I still need to figure out how to do pizzas for 40-50 people. The following week will probably be filled with Legos and preparing for a family trip. So, I’m already thinking ahead to that. Those are the big events, I guess. Again, I notice it’s not really writing related. At least I don’t go on about sales and promotions, which see to be beyond my control (and wallet) these days.
Only other thing I’m doing is reading manga because I can stop to answer questions in the middle of a page. I’m working through ‘Bleach’, which has a lot of stretched out fight scenes. I think Dragonball Z the anime was bad. How can all these people be using swords and rarely cut flesh? At least the characters are fun . . . Although, my favorite seems to be ignored. I’m switching between this an ‘Yu Yu Hakusho’, but that’s only 19 volumes. So, I’m going to have to figure out another manga to act as my secondary. That way I don’t get bored and just go through the motions like what was starting to happen with ‘One Piece’.
Did I lose everyone on that last paragraph? Okay then lets get to goals:
- Finish birthday party preparations.
- Gymnastics show!
- Finish writing Raven’s Wrath and schedule on blog.
- Start editing Derailing Bedlam.
- Poke at either the Sin story or superhero stuff.
- Various doctor appointments.
- Eat something green.
- Have a drink tonight.