Last weekend, I could have feasibly written 9 chapter sections since I had three days to work. Minus one for helping a friend and another for a gathering, so I should have been able to get 6 down. I only wrote 3 . . . What went wrong?
Saturday– I wrote in the morning and went to help my friend with some packing. This involved a lot of old things and the dust was flying. I returned home with a bad cough, so I was chugging tea to clear my throat. The night did look promising, but I never start writing until I do the phone call with my son. It was almost 9 PM when I heard from him, so there went that night.
Sunday– Wrote in the morning and hoped to do some more before heading out. It didn’t happen because I got stuck with errands and that cough came back a bit. Had fun at my friend’s and headed home thinking I had Monday for a full day of writing . . . Oh, what a fool I was?
Monday– WTF!? My television died! You might think this is a godsend, but I have a 1o-year-old. He isn’t going to agree that it being dead is good because daddy can get more writing done. So, I spent the morning hunting for a new one. $500 later, I have a new Smart TV that I tinkered with for a few hours. Got some writing done afterwards, but I ended up having to rush through several other things. This resulted in me getting locked out of my house. Thankfully, my neighbors have a spare key and I got back in, but I was off to my son’s martial arts class to say hi. No writing at night because I had to pick my parents up and there was an . . . issue with the ex-wife.
That was that and the week commenced. I had a lot of fun at work, but Friday was rather crazy. Had to stay behind from a field trip, which I understood. This had me covering classes left and right, so I wasn’t bored. That’s really all I’ve got as far as work/school goes. I’m 15 days away from being able to hand in paperwork to become a TA Level III, which is cool. Kind of slowing a bit because I’ve had so much on my plate, but I can’t do much else until next year.
Let’s see . . . I’m looking at a February release for War of Nytefall: Eradication, so my 2’s of fans should be happy. I added a few more Clyde necklace mentions in the book, but I noticed that I kind of stopped halfway through. He’s still wearing it, but I couldn’t find any easy spots to make note of it. Need to work on a blurb too, which might be in December since I’m having trouble figuring one out. Been so long since I wrote one, so I’m a little stumped. Want to keep my ‘opening hook, 3-4 sentences of plot, and closing question/hook’ setup though.
Not sure what else to talk about here. I’ve been looking more at my superhero stuff, which I might make a Sunday post again soon. Need to get all of that together and figure out what goes under the umbrella. Does it make sense that I’m putting them and my alien bounty hunter in Windemere? Superheroes are everywhere, so I think having them operating in a fantasy world would be a unique twist. I’d use them to flush out one of the other continents like Legends did for Ralian and Sin will do for Cerascent. Not much happens on Canst’s Fields beyond ‘Ruins of the Zodiac Gods’, so I need to do something there. Maybe categorizing books and talking about them when I need a Sunday post will work for a bit before I give them individual posts next year.
Okay, I’ve done enough rambling. I have my son this weekend, but I might be able to get a little writing done. He has activities this morning, which gives me 2 hours to get something started. My sister is visiting too, so she wants to have an outing with him and that can give me the afternoon. Nighttime may help as well, especially since I’m out of television stuff to watch for now. This can make next weekend when I already have an appointment and a gathering easier to handle. Will I finish 10 of the 20 chapters before 2020? Doubt it, but I may be close.
Going back to the television thing, I finished ‘Wynona Earp’ and have been searching Netflix and Prime for something else. Got another season of ‘Glow’ left, but I’m not feeling like I’m in the mood for it right now. Looking at ‘Altered Carbon’, ‘Haven’, ‘Man in the High Castle’, ‘iZombie’ and ‘Carnival Row’. Got ‘The Witcher’ coming in late December, but that’s a ways off. Anybody watch any of those other shows or knowing anything fantasy/sci-fi that’s worth watching?
Goals of the week:
- Finish Chapter 4 of Eradication.
- Tinker a little with my series/book list.
- Tinker with the fantasy tip book. This is taking a lot longer than I expected.
- Get stuff ready to cook a dish for school Thanksgiving Feast.
- Play video games with the munchkin, but not too much.
- Read more ‘Cardcaptor Sakura’ . . . Don’t judge me!
Well, at least you actually got some writing time, even if it wasn’t as much as you’d hoped for.
Awesome about the TA level 3 paperwork progress.
Hope the cough issue from the dust has settled down by now, and good luck with the coming week.
Thanks. I hope to get more time to finish up that chapter though. It’s slow going.
Even slow going counts. Celebrate the idea that you found some writing time, even if it was less than you hoped. I loved iZombie, but never finished watching all of it. I always intend to watch more, but it never seems to happen. Witcher has some appeal and I might give that a chance.
I’m very curious about ‘The Witcher’ since you don’t see many fantasy series these days. I tried ‘Man in the High Castle’, but it didn’t grip me. Think I’m not really big on low action dramas these days. As far as writing time goes, I’m getting frustrated because I carve out time and it’s wiped away by people and freak accidents. After a while, it wears on a person and you get to thinking something is against you.
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What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, buddy. I think all of us lose time we carved out, but we keep forging ahead despite the handicaps. I’ve been on a productive run lately, but I know it can’t last forever. This stuff is like the tide.
I’m going to have to disagree with that statement. Plenty of things can make you weaker and not kill you. Never understood that phrase. Let me point out that I’ve spent more than a year struggling to carve out any time and repeatedly getting undone. That is a very long stretch of time for me to deal with this level of bullshit. Things aren’t improving here and are getting heinously worse. I’m already getting into fights because I want to do writing next summer instead of killing myself in a 9-5 job.
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Wow! How cool that you’re so close to the new level, and especially that you had a few spare moments to write (though more time would have been greatly appreciated).
How annoying about the TV!
Do you think you’ll get Disney Plus?
Thanks. I’m not getting Disney Plus. Didn’t even consider it.
Glad you could get a little writing done. Hope next week is a good one.
Thanks. Fingers crossed.
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You got som writing done, Charles. That’s always a plus. Some is better than none, (which is what I managed. We had a long-standing friend staying.)
I hope you can manage more this week.
The problem is that it seems that I can only get some. I clear time and stuff happens. Every attempt is hit by issues, which is frustrating.