The title is a genuine question. It was an option for tomorrow, but I have something for Mother’s Day. My head isn’t exactly in the game either, so I’m having trouble focusing on stuff. Part of the reason is I was doing well until Thursday night, which is when I’m writing this thing. Not sure what hit me, but my stomach has decided to voice a rather vicious open on the state of the my inner universe. Taking all of my energy to get this done and I’m praying I get writing done this weekend.
Let’s jump into that arena. War of Nytefall: Savagery is coming along rather nicely, which is surprisingly. I may be able to finish this in 3 weeks and that third week is only a single chapter section at the end. I’ll have to decide on what to do after that. Maybe finish a few outlines I have lying about and get the one for War of Nytefall: Anarchy ready for when I write it. Next big project is editing Ravenous and then I’ll decide on what I want to do. Still, this is good progress now that I’ve got a system down. Summer might prove to be a challenge because camp might not happen. That means I have my son all day with no schoolwork, but I might be able to do some writing. It’s why Do I Need to Use a Dragon? (Tips to Writing Fantasy) is looking like a summer project. Easier to write up the blog-like chapters than full ones during that kind of time.
In other news, school and work continued as usual. It wasn’t that bad this week, but we had some focusing issues. Think part of it was that the weather began really good with shorts even being an option. Then, it got cold again and sinuses went wild. I also made a tactical error and opened the window next to my desk. The wind blowing in was nice, but there’s an oak tree on the other side of the hedges. It gives off a lot of pollen to the point where my car is layered in the stuff. I have seasonal allergies, so I begin sneezing and coughing like mad. Not a great thing to do these days. Overall, a rather big comedy of errors.
There was one big highlight of the week and that was my son’s Physical Education assignment. We had to make an obstacle course and record him running through it. My dad built it while we were doing on Monday and that was the beginning of the end. I was lucky to get the little guy back inside for ‘Star Wars: The Phantom Menace’. Tuesday was the big event and he really wanted to get to it, but I had him wait. We changed it around after practicing too. It went:
- Swing off a step stool using a rope hanging from a branch. (Ironically, he’s reading ‘Bridge to Terabithia’.)
- Crab walk down a path made from plastic bowling pins.
- Jump over a piece of wood held up by two shop horses.
- Army crawl through a tunnel made from some type of K’nex thing. Forgot the name.
- Up a ladder and down a slide.
- Balance beam walk across one of those folding ladders.
- Jump off the ladder to bounce off a trampoline.
Most important thing is that he had fun. Though, we’ve created a monster. I had to make a mini-obstacle course on Thursday to appease him. The rope is the only thing left, which made it really difficult. I’m going to have him go back to martial arts next week because he needs to keep that up. Think the weather is supposed to be messy too.
Not much else to talk about. I didn’t watch a lot of television beyond finishing ‘Kaze No Stigma’. I recommend that anime if you enjoy magical action and female leads with short fuses. Might go back to ‘The Magicians’ next or start ‘Black Adder’. My son and I finished what Hulu had of ‘My Hero Academia’ and are almost done with ‘Fairy Tail’. Still got ‘Naruto’ and ‘Yugioh’ going. I might have to get Funimation Streaming to keep up with the other two. I’ve been delaying and rethinking about that one because it gives me access to some shows that I really want to see. I hope to have the discipline to not go crazy, especially since it has ‘One Piece’ and that’s nearly 1,000 episodes. Good-bye to the outside world if I get sucked into that. First world problems, huh?
Seeing as my stomach is still giving me trouble, I’m calling this one. Again, hope everyone is safe and healthy right now. Good luck.
- Schoolwork for me and my son
- Write more War of Nytefall: Savagery
- Tinker with outlines
- Finish the last of the Thomas Kinkade superhero puzzles
- Watch TV when tired
- Continue . . . Oh yeah!
Totally forgot this one piece of news. Not really news, but something I started doing. I talk a lot about using my stationary bike on weekends. Well, I needed something for the weekdays. I have two 8-pound weights, so I began using them for a bit in the morning. It’s only 4 arm exercises with 3 reps of 10, which is agonizing because I have really crappy upper body strength. Still, it’s something and I hope to maintain it. Not sure what it will do overall though, so I assume I’ll have a bunch of people tell me how it isn’t helpful or how I can ‘improve’ it. Everyone’s a critic.