On the Edge of Completion of Many Things

I was tempted to start this off by talking about current events.  Then, I remembered all of the arguments I’ve gotten into this week.  You see, I think about the psychological impact of an action and play devil’s advocate too much.  I ask questions for clarification or because I simply don’t know.  Extremes aren’t in my nature unless I’m in the midst of an anxiety-fueled spiral.  So, it’s difficult for me to get into the topics that should be talked about.  I’ve done it with people I trust and those I see are open to discussion instead of shouting matches.  Not knowing what I would get here, I don’t know if I’m willing to toss myself back into a meat grinder that has driven me to more panic attacks than I have fingers this week.  Because of that, I’m going to get on with the show here and we’ll see what happens.

Due to that meat grinder thing, I ended up screwing myself over with editing War of Nytefall: Ravenous.  I wanted to get a chapter done every night, but I only pulled that off once.  Then I had lunch with a friend on Thursday.  We ate outside and sat at different tables to chat for a few hours.  A few days had events that lasted longer than expected as well.  I’ll be finishing the book this weekend.  Either I’ll do it tomorrow or, if I push myself, I can do it tonight and use tomorrow to rest.  I’ve only got 4 chapters yet while I make this post.  If I don’t leave the house today and stay up late then it’s possible.  All depends on if I can stay away from distractions.  Still, the end result is that I’m going to be finishing this and moving on to the next project.

Anybody know what that’s going to be?  I could jump right into editing War of Nytefall: Savagery.  Probably finish that by the end of June.  On the other hand, I could also start in on War of Nytefall: Anarchy and save all the editing for August.  Those two books won’t be published into end of the year and 2021 respectively.  That’s if I’m not delayed in what I’m planning.  So, I can tackle the next book and prepare to use August for editing/writing the fantasy tip book.  That sounds like a decent plan.  I’m going to have to take time to make posts for August too.  Hopefully it’s doing a month of hype posts to prepare for a September release, but we’ll see what happens.

Life is going.  Next week is really the last one for school.  After that, my son and I get to spend our days relaxing until his summer session starts.  I’m still hoping to be a part of my school’s summer program, but we’ll see.  Remote learning changes the equation.  Worst case scenario is that I get a writing summer before graduate school turns up.  That’s going to create a big balancing act.  I really wish I had more to say about school, but it’s all finishing things up.  Nothing exciting and I shouldn’t be sharing a bunch of information about students on the Internet anyway.  Same goes for my son.  I am looking forward to next weekend when I can give him his presents.

Television has been meh.  I watched a small anime called Hyperdimensional Neptunia that I’d seen clips of.  It wasn’t as good as I expected and I only finished it to get it off my ‘to watch’ list.  Once you start, you can’t always get it off.  I still have a ‘Captain Underpants Choose Your Own Adventure’ episode on Netflix that won’t go away and ‘Assassination Classroom’ on Hulu even though I finished that a week ago.  The new one I started is okay, but I’ve been distracted.  It’s called ‘Fire Force’ and it’s about Earth where people can be turned into fiery beings due to spontaneous combustion.  The Fire Force are people who destroy these Infernals and many of them have fire powers.  The main characters can create flames in his feet that he can use for combat and blasting around.  I really like that unique take and how every pyrokinetic has their own style.  For example, another can conjure a plasma sword and another is able to turn pre-existing flames into obedient creatures.  There’s a lot of world politics and mystery in it, but I’m enjoying it whenever I’m focused on it.  I’ll finish it soon and then I should take a break from anime.  Just to cleanse the tongue.  I forgot if it was palette or palate.

That’s really it and next week isn’t too exciting.  Work, writing, and whatnot.  Can’t think of anything else going on.  So, what are the goals?

  1. Last full week of school!
  2. Finish editing War of Nytefall: Ravenous
  3. Start writing War of Nytefall: Anarchy?
  4. Finish chapter titles for Do I Need to Use a Dragon? (Fantasy Writing Tips)
  5. Play with son.
  6. Get some sleep.
  7. Work on a puzzle.
  8. Watch TV.
  9. Make another goal post next week.

Yeah.  My life is boring as heck.  Sorry.

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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12 Responses to On the Edge of Completion of Many Things

  1. My wife finally scored a puzzle and it’s one of the hardest ones I’ve ever seen. Most of the pieces are repetitive, so they fit even when the location is wrong. Usually not a problem, but there are a lot that look pretty close to each other.


  2. A summer of writing sounds like a good thing. I like the idea of discussion rather than shouting machine discourse. I don’t really talk to anyone about current affairs. The outlook is grim and no one has any answers anyway. I hope next week is a good one.


  3. L. Marie says:

    Sometimes “boring” is good. I think as a nation we’ve had enough excitement to last us for a year. Hope you can get some good writing and relaxing time before grad school begins.


  4. Sorry about all the anxiety issues. I know the feeling, and how it messes with productivity too – which, of course, then makes you feel even worse… *sigh*

    Whatever you decide will be the next project, I hope you can manage to focus on it without anxiety and other things causing too much distraction.

    Glad you and your son are going to be able to have a bit of a break from schoolwork, even if it will only be a short one before the Summer stuff starts.

    Good luck with the goals for this week.


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