I’m going to be trying my best to not ‘count all my chickens before they hatch’ like I keep getting told not to do. Still, this week took a wild turn right at the beginning. The original plan was to do editing and relax since next week sees my son with two days off. Fit in a little house cleaning and the usual. So, what happened?
Monday morning started normally for about an hour. I checked my Teaching Assistant certification status and it had been issued the Thursday before. Didn’t notice because I was busy getting everybody in the house off to their various trips and then I spent the weekend alone in a house. Anyway, I updated my file on the teaching job site and went to leave the room in time for a morning appointment . . . Ring Ring! Then, my phone went off and the adventure ensued.
About a minute after I updated my file, a school district office called me to set up a phone interview. This was rather humorous because I was going to call them once my appointment was done. Them calling right after I updated my file was also a coincidence and things kept going. The phone interview turned into a face-to-face interview, which went really well. To the point where I got to interview with the superintendent on Thursday. Now, I wait to hear back in the next few days. I want to say there’s a 95% chance that I’ll be hired, but I’m trying to do that chicken thing. Honestly, I want to be 100% positive that I’m in and I’m doing that secretly . . . At least, I was until I wrote that sentence. There are a few positions and I’m hoping to be chosen for one of the full-time ones.
Besides the amazing job news, it was Halloween. I don’t have a lot of stories here because I had to stay home to hand out candy. My son was Dracula from ‘Hotel Transylvania’ and my wife was Mary Sanderson from ‘Hocus Pocus’. I was ‘Man reading manga on the couch’ for the night. I tried to do editing, but I kept getting pulled away by the doorbell. Not a lot of kids, but enough of a flow to make reading a better option. The most impressive part of this day was that two people in the area were giving out full-sized candies. My son get a theater style pack of Twizzlers and a full-sized box of Mike & Ikes, which he has yet to dig into. I told him special events. That’s really the big highlight of Halloween here.
I’m hoping to finish editing Derailing Bedlam this weekend, which will allow me to start in on War of Nytefall: Rivalry. Hard to tell since I don’t know when I’d be starting the new job. It means my writing time will be limited to nights and weekends as long as I don’t have anything else. Editing will be doable, but a full story is going to take some schedule adjustments. Not to mention there are still a few personal things up in the air that I need to handle. I’m thinking of using Monday to schedule posts for January, but I’ve got no topics in mind. Maybe I’ll take some time to sit down, think of my various series, and pick out topics. War of Nytefall has to have something even though I’ve already gone for vampires, thieves, and anti-heroes. Seems too early to touch on the third book. As usually, feel free to give suggestions and I’ll see what I can do. I’m already doing the Top 5 of 2018 on the first 5 Sundays of 2019, so that’s taken.
Goals of the week?
- Finish editing Derailing Bedlam.
- Set up a few January posts.
- Start editing War of Nytefall: Rivalry.
- House cleaning and yard work.
- Legoland with family.
- Video game day with son.
Geez, I can’t believe I forgot to mention that Raven’s Wrath ended and next week will see the start of Thursday becoming Derailing Bedlam day. I really hope everyone who read Dawn Addison’s final adventure enjoyed it. Also, that everyone who gets into the newest adventure of Cassidy and Lloyd enjoy that. I’ll only be doing one excerpt a week with the new serial, which should make it easier. Have a fun week.