Due to being alone in the house for most of the day, I don’t really have a lot to talk about here. I cooked, cleaned, mowed the lawn, and ran errands when my son wasn’t home. I keep trying to think of anything else that might be interesting, but I’m coming up horribly blank. I mean, there were a few minor things that happened that I’ll talk about, but it was fairly uneventful. So, I guess I hit at the details.
First, this post is going live while I’m in the middle or near the end of taking a civil service test. I’m still aiming for Teaching Assistant, but I signed up for this first and I figure it doesn’t hurt to take the test. I mean, it’s been paid for. My TA test has finally been posted too, so I’m one step closer to that certification. I keep submitting my resume and I’m really hoping that I’ll have something by the end of November the latest. As usual, fingers crossed.
There was one unfortunate mistake on my part though. I forgot to check my spam folder last week and a response to one submission was sitting there. Missed it by two days and now I’ve learned my lesson. Don’t leave any stone or spam folder left unchecked. It is funny how the rejections went to my inbox and the interview request went to spam. As I said, it’s been a learning experience and I refuse to repeat it. Seems this little story was shorter than expected.
Geez, this post is going to be boring. I managed to get back into an editing groove with Derailing Bedlam, but I only did 3 chapters. Normally, I could cover 15 in a week by doing 3 a day. That’s no longer an option and I’m going to be grabbing my time when and where I can. My breakneck production speed of 5 years is officially going down to a crawl. With any luck, I’ll be able to do the edits throughout this week and then set up all of the posts that will go through December. This story is going to be once a week, so it’s going to last a while. Might take more than a year to get it out, which helps me keep the blog active. It also means Ichabod Brooks has more time to avoid this fate and get published in the future.
Speaking of publishing on Amazon, sales have dropped so low that I checked to make sure my books are still available. What the hell happened? Twitter does nothing. Blogging does nothing. The only thing moving is Beginning of Hero, which is free. I hope this means there will be an influx of readers who go through the series, but it’s really frustrating to see the whole basically come to a cold end. I’ve heard other authors talk about how sales and even free page reads have dried up or been reduced to a trickle regardless of promotions. Really wonder what’s going on here. Anybody think they have an answer or theory?
This coming week is going to be busy, but a little bittersweet. The fun part is that we’re doing another zoo trip tomorrow and it’s during their Halloween festivities. I always enjoy those trips. After that, it’s preparing for next weekend, which is going to be rather awkward for me. Without going into details, I’m going to be rather lonely and possibly bored. I can’t watch the new seasons of ‘Castlevania’ or ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ because I promised my wife we’d watch together. She’ll be busy. Editing all weekend might be what I do, which feels a little sad to me. So, I might be quiet or starved for human contact next weekend. Hard to tell where the wind is going to blow.
So, what are the goals?
- Finish editing Derailing Bedlam
- Post the sections through December.
- Continue submitting to openings.
- Laundry, cooking, and cleaning.
- Possibly start editing War of Nytefall: Rivalry
- Get back into biking.
- Try to do something that makes next weekend’s goal post more interesting.