I feel like these posts don’t really have anything interesting these days. I wish I was doing more exciting things or stuff that I could talk about in public, but that’s not how my life is going lately. One would surmise that life is boring from what I just said, but it’s really just busy. Ending every day tired and fighting to get a little me time shows that I’ve been working hard. The thing I’m battling against isn’t even a person, but my own fatigue, so it isn’t even an exciting struggle.
All that being said, I am proud of how work went. Very proud of the students I work with and how they did. The other responsibilities that I have are going well and I’m helping to put some systems together. Realized that I’m becoming a little more social and energetic too, which could be caused by getting to ‘create’. It isn’t a story, but helping to build something new always gets my energy going. Predicting issues, fixing problems, smiling at successes, and even the headaches of failure are a mix that leaves me oddly happy. It’s like writing a novel where you start with an outline and then adjust as you move along with the actual story. I get to be creative and use my problem solving skills, which I don’t get to utilize as often as I’d like. Definitely helps with handling all the changes caused by Covid-19.
War of Nytefall: Ravenous is still for sale. Nothing gets it to move and I can’t afford to do anything. This is added frustrated because I feel like my lot in life is to publish books that nobody reads. Maybe I’ll get everything written and out then people will discover me long after I’m gone. How morbid is that? Look, we all know how this rant goes, so I’ll spare you the rest. I’m still writing and plan on publishing when I can.
War of Nytefall: Eulogy got 3 more chapters added to it since the last post. Well, I’m doing one of those today. Maybe it was 4? This book is harder to do because it’s the final one, so I’m saying good-bye to characters. Unlike Legends of Windemere, I’m putting a higher death count and ending on a darker story. Another thing is that you have to read more than just the one book to really get the impact. I’m seeing how this aspect of the story is the real core instead of the titular war or the fate of the Dawn Fangs. Honestly, I could have inadvertently made another vampire love story here. Hard to tell since I still do a lot of action adventure, but the Clyde/Mab relationship is showing itself to be the cornerstone. Hard to explain this without spoilers and with the knowledge that most people haven’t touched the series.
In other writing news . . . I got nothing. I designed 1 short story for a future collection and I don’t even think I finished that. Usually, I work on this during my free periods, but I’ve been running around a lot during those. Might be able to finish this one outlining project by the end of next week since I have only 1 more short story to add. Then, Ruins of the Zodiac Gods will get its turn, which I haven’t figured out yet. Thinking of making that a short story collection with 14 tales. This involves a blind main character and another with power that she can’t quite control. If you’re curious, check out a post from earlier in the year.
Haven’t been able to do much biking because of my schedule. I wake up around 5 am, which gives me no time for biking. I shower as soon as I get home, so it’s ridiculous to bike and shower again. Waste of water and toiletries there. So, I’ll carve out a few weekend days and make sure to spend most of my time on my feet at work. I walk around a lot, which may help. The diet is changed a little too. I have a big breakfast of bacon omelet and some toast with chocolate milk, which helps me get through most of the day. I have a small lunch of Kitu Super Coffee around noon, which makes sure that I don’t get hungry until 5:30 PM. Then, it’s a decent dinner, which varies. I try to avoid snacking as much as possible and stick to seltzer or water. Maybe do 1-2 cheat meals a week, which I plan so I make sure I don’t eat a lot before or after that. I’m sure people will be tempted to criticize and suggest ‘improvements’ to what I’m doing. All I ask is that you don’t. Nothing is as demoralizing as creating a method that works within your schedule and doesn’t add stress then being told how it’s terrible. I really believe that the biggest destroyer of diets is unrequested advice.
Let’s see . . . Finished watching ‘Black Butler’. Began watching ‘D-Grayman’, which is 116 episodes. I’ve watched up to 51/52 in the past, so I’m glad to have access to the rest. By the time I finish that anime, ‘The Boys’ Season 2 should be entirely out and I’ll binge both seasons. Hard to watch that show when I’m getting used to the new schedule or have my son around. I’ll have to think about what to watch after that. I’ve got time since I use most of my free time for War of Nytefall: Eulogy.
Goals of the week
- Survive Yom Kippur on Monday. Jewish day of Fasting. My blog responses may be highly delayed.
- Write another chapter of War of Nytefall: Eulogy
- Spend as much time with son as possible.
- Work, which is really a given.
- TV when too tired to do anything else.
- Start a new puzzle.
- Maybe prepare some January blog posts.
- Rue something.
- Possibly get ice cream one day.