It was a busy week, but I’m happy to say that I get to rest a bit this weekend. A friend is coming over and we’ve been holding off on seeing ‘John Wick 3’ until we could do a marathon. My son is at his mom’s, so we watched the first two movies last night and are probably seeing the third in a bit. It’s nice to not be alone during this time even if it’s only for 1.5 days. I’ll be alone tomorrow and will try to get some writing done. Probably should mow the lawn at some point before velociraptors move into the tall grass. Not really in the mood for that.
Last weekend was a lot of fun with my son since we had the big zoo trip and then relaxed for a bit. Don’t think it was enough for me in terms of resting since I’ve felt drained all week. Not good when I’m already dozing off around 10 AM. Got a feeling it’s more the emotional toll since I was getting my normal amount of sleep. After revealing that I’m going through a divorce, I had hoped things would feel better. Yet, I feel even more beleaguered than before. Part of it is probably because I still haven’t carved out the time to sit and think. Not sure it would even help since my mind decides to use the brief moments of solitude to make up for not writing. There is just so much that I still don’t know here, but I probably never will.
I managed to get a little writing done last weekend, but it was only one section. Means I have exactly 12 sections left to go on War of Nytefall: Eradication. I don’t think I’m going to finish before the summer break. I can get 3 done tomorrow and maybe 2 or 3 on Wednesday. (Add-on: Never mind on tomorrow. Apparently, I was chosen to do extra training for summer. That seals the deal. Not going to finish before summer. Why do I even bother building hope for these things?) After that, I’m stuck because I have a weekend with my son, summer job training, Father’s Day, and then I dive into the summer job. I might have to whittle down the number or just write the finale during the July 4th weekend. That’s nearly a month between sessions, which is driving me nuts. Part of me is swearing that this is the worst book I ever wrote because of these insanely long breaks. People keep telling me to make time or that it isn’t so bad, but I find that I don’t remember my twists and turns by the time I get back to my story. At this rate, I might be looking at one release a year or simply hanging up the notebooks because I just can’t get the balance right. It doesn’t help that so many writing days have been undermined by drama or people who suddenly think I shouldn’t be left alone and make plans with me. This is really just adding to my overall stress and feelings of failure.
Thank you to everyone who voted in the Teaser Tuesday poll. I’m thinking of scheduling 19 posts with each vote being an entry. This means Ichabod Brooks gets 6, Lost gets 3, and then a few 2’s and 1’s. I’m actually surprised that Quest of the Broken-Hearted got 2 votes. Since I can only take so much before Amazon gets testy (my books are still KDP), I’m going to probably search older Teaser Tuesdays and reuse for a few. This will have to be done especially for Ichabod Brooks since 6 is a large amount. Looking at the calendar, this will give me teasers until mid-October. That’s a big weight off my mind and gives me more time to figure something out for post-Bedlam Thursday. Hope people enjoy what I post even if they’ve seen it before.
Nothing else to really talk about. Got a bunch of July posts done and will do more on the nights where I can’t get into writing mode. That’s happening a lot more often and I’m sure the summer will be the same. If I can muster the mojo, I hope to get the planning for the ‘Fantasy Advice’ book done by the summer. I can work on those entries even without chapter titles . . . Still can’t think of a book title. Maybe I had one in a previous post, but I can’t remember. Needs to be catchy and easy to search for, so nothing specific to Windemere. Keep thinking I came up with ‘So, You Want to Write Fantasy?’ Not sure if that works.
Goals for the week:
- Time with son.
- Mow the lawn.
- Do laundry.
- Write more of War of Nytefall: Eradication
- JOHN WICK 3!
- Hang more clothes on the exercise bike
- Fantasy tip notes if possible