Exhausted and Battered, but I Made It To The Weekend!

I’m writing this Friday night since I’m hoping to focus on writing in the morning.  My son has a 3 hour thing, which means I can possibly get a section done.  We’ll see how it all goes because weekends rarely go as planned.  There’s always something that comes up to cause a distraction or requires that it be a higher priority.

My goal last weekend was to write 2 chapters.  I got maybe 1 done because things took an interesting turn.  On Saturday, I interviewed for a summer job and got it.  Has a lot of responsibilities and will be a lot of fun, but it also meant that I needed to start thinking about things.  I spent the rest of the day working out a schedule with events that I’ll adjust as I get more information.  This left me with only Sunday to do writing, which was something.  The day fell apart near the end because of an issue that left me emotionally drained.

That’s something that I keep bringing up, but this week brought me to a new level thanks to ‘events’.  Schedule-wise, my son had several review sessions on top of his usual evening appointments and activities.  This meant I would get him from school, take him to a place to eat quickly and do homework, and then rush off to where we had to go.  We didn’t spend a lot of time at home, which is why I’m hoping to take it easy with him this weekend.  He has toys that need to be played with and an Aquaman DVD that we both want to watch at some point.  Most of that will probably be on Sunday because today is beautiful.  It’s been a while since the weather was great enough to allow for outdoor play.  He was told about a math-based video game by his teacher, which I promised to set up.  That’ll be on the rainy day though.

Not much else that I can talk about as far as last week went.  That life event . . . One of these days I’ll be able to give it a real name.  Maybe by the time the summer hits because this is frustrating.  People who have asked me in private know, but it’s still awkward to pussyfoot around the topic.  Anyway, that took the spotlight when I wasn’t busy working and working with the munchkin.

This coming week will hopefully be milder or at least the busyness will only happen at work.  It will be nice to get a little writing done during the weeknights.  Next weekend isn’t going to see much writing.  Saturday will be an early birthday outing and Sunday will be, hopefully, the announcement that War of Nytefall: Rivalry is available.  I’ll be announcing it here and then send out the guest post emails.  Can’t think of anything to do as far as promoting goes beyond GoodKindles, AskDavid, and the blog tour.  Nothing else seems to work and even those aren’t what they used to be.  Still, it’ll be nice to put a new book out there.  If I can pull it off, I’m even going to do a cover reveal one of these weeknights.

There was something else . . . What am I forgetting?  Oh yeah!  I’m hoping to see ‘Shazam’ next weekend.  That looks like a lot of fun and I could use a movie that is filled with action, humor, and heart.  My interest in superhero movies tends to be rather ephemeral.  The film needs to have something that really grabs my attention or be a character that I always wanted to see on the big screen.  Haven’t been seeing much of that lately.  Although, I do wish ‘John Wick 3’ was coming out this weekend too.  That would make me attempt a double feature, which I haven’t done since college.

So, what are the goals of the week?

  1. Release War of Nytefall: Rivalry.
  2. Work and sleep.
  3. Entertain the munchkin.
  4. Send out guest posts for new release.
  5. Write some War of Nytefall: Eradication
  6. Prep some May blog posts.
  7. Get back to biking.
  8. Tinker with a secret project.
  9. Anything that comes up.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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24 Responses to Exhausted and Battered, but I Made It To The Weekend!

  1. Love secret projects. Hope this next week is great.

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  2. David Davis says:

    I see you have a lot of books. Do you do signings and tours?

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  3. L. Marie says:

    Congrats on that summer job! I’m glad for you! And how exciting about that secret project. Looking forward to the reveal!

    I just got back from a writer retreat in Pennsylvania, so I’m catching up with everything.

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  4. That is a long list of goals, Charles. Best of luck with them.

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  5. C.E.Robinson says:

    Charles, good to know you have a summer job, and a secret project in the works. Time with your son is rewarding, and time consuming, a distraction from stress at home. Happy weekend! 📚🎶 Christine

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  6. Hope you got the seat time in. Sounds like you’ve earned it.

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  7. That’s great news about the Summer job, and exciting about the future secret project. Good luck with this week’s goals.

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  8. You should catch a few rays, too. Vitamin D will be good for both you and your boy.

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  9. I’m hoping this week’s a better one!

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