I’m not kidding. Once Thursday afternoon hit, I suddenly forgot . . . Wait . . . I’m writing this on Friday and that was yesterday? Is that right? For the love of the dust bunnies that keep appearing under my bed, I’m so gone when it comes to the passage of time. Be nice if this creates some type of pseudo-immortality, but I don’t think I want that. Who wants to really live forever? I mean, it’s a good idea at first, but then a couple centuries pass and you tire of reinventing yourself once again. What was I talking about?
Part of the sudden forgetting of time is that school is done for now. I still haven’t heard if I’m working over the summer because there might be some remote learning. That’s besides the point. With no classes for me or my son, I don’t really have events to mark time with. Having my son makes things easier because he keeps me busy and the days go somewhat quickly. Once he’s with his mom, time goes slow and I get muddled with things feeling like they should be moving faster. The heat hasn’t helped with making my drowsy and I think I’ve fallen asleep at my desk every now and again. This is going to be a long summer/year/life.
I guess one thing that really doesn’t help is that I almost exclusively watch streaming shows now. I used to have at least one show every night, which acted as a strange schedule for me to go by. Those ended, were cancelled, or I gave up on them with nothing rising up to take their place. I can watch ‘Mr. Iglesias’ and ‘Dr. Stone’ every night of the week, so it doesn’t change. Yeah, I gave up on the anime I was watching because the perversion went from rather standard fan-service to ‘main character legitimately powered by the desire to grope breasts’. I know I made posts long ago about how a perverted character can work and a big part of that was there being a punishment for their actions. This didn’t have that and the character quadruple-downed on it with the other characters being embarrassed or disgusted, but still accepting it. So, I’m out. ‘Dr. Stone’ is a lot more interesting if not a slower pace than I expected. Nothing like what I expected, but I’m enjoying it so far.
There was something else. Park with my son and we played Yugioh since I bought him a deck, but that wasn’t it. Did I do any writing? Oh yeah! (Wow. Deja vu on this exact exchange and transition.) I began writing War of Nytefall: Anarchy and I’m hoping to finish 3 chapters by the end of the weekend. It’ll probably be 2.5 though because Father’s Day has to be father/son time. I’d have gotten further by writing more on Friday, but I had a late dinner and just collapsed. Most of chapter 1 was good enough. The following week will give me more time since we’ll be splitting the ‘off time’ with my son. I can possibly get through chapter 6 if I don’t have anything else going on. After that, I’m going to have to figure out how to do the balancing act of writing two books. The plan is as such:
- Write War of Nytefall: Anarchy when my son is with his mother.
- Write Do I Need to Use a Dragon? (Fantasy Writing Tips) during the 2-3 hours he is in school. Since these will be blog post style and I’ve already made a lot of notes on each topic, I should be able to do this. Promised I’d work on my laptop in the background while he did classes, so we’ll see how this goes. By the way, the titles are going to be tested a week from this Sunday. Hope people swing by to give it a look.
That’s really all I’ve got to say. Keep looking over at my bed, which is rather inviting even though it’s only 8 PM. This coming week is going to be playing with my son for the first half and then writing for the second. I hope we have a clear night because it’s always too cloudy to use his new telescope. Might be rainy for two of the days we’re together, which means we can tackle the Millennium Falcon Lego set. My son has also begun drawing with the help of YouTube videos, so we might do more of those. Thinking of asking him to let me post them for a Sunday thing once he finishes the rest of the Teen Titans group. We did Starfire and Raven this week, so Cyborg might be the next one. I’ll definitely put it on Facebook though.
Well, I just wandered off for no reason and came back after 5 minutes. My mind is gone, so I’m going to stop. Not sure what’s wrong with me. Let’s get with the goals!
- Time with son
- Write War of Nytefall: Anarchy
- Prepare more of The Ether Thief
- Sleep would be nice
- LEGO time if the weather is bad
- Maybe I should prepare some more August posts, but I’m low on ideas.
- Keep playing with my rainbow slinky when my mind wanders. Not sure why I keep mindlessly going back to this thing to help me focus. This kind of like one of those fidget spinners? Weird.