Goals . . . Eh, I Might as Well Try Again

Pure honesty: I’m writing this right before I go to bed Friday night.

Purer honesty: I’ve had a few drinks before tackling this.  I’m not drunk, but I’m in a drowsy state.

I guess I could have waited for the morning, but I wanted to do my biking and dive right into Do I Need to Use a Dragon? (Fantasy Writing Tips) once I decide to get out of the warm bed.  Cold mornings have made things really difficult.  Having a weighted blanket makes it even crazier.  I make it a point to roll out immediately to use some mouthwash and then I get back in on top of that the weighted blanket.  It isn’t a perfect system, but I haven’t been late to work.  Not that trucks and a game of ‘which gas pump actually works’ didn’t try their best.  Yes, this will be rambling.

Work was crazy and I think every day managed to top the previous one.  (That grapefruit-flavored beer isn’t sitting too well.)  On top of this, my son went back to his issues with eating and I had to get creative with helping him.  There was also parent-teacher conferences, taking my friend out for his 40th birthday (That was the drinking), and a few odd days.  It really feels like this week was determined to cram as much bizarre and wild into it as possible.  I’m exhausted.  Keep zoning out on the music too.  Right now, I’ve got this one going:

Seriously though, I realized it’s hard to have a panic attack when I barely have the energy to remain conscious.  It was either right after I put my son to bed or I talked to him on the phone that I just crashed on the bed.  Got through a few ‘Yu Yu Hakusho’ episodes, but ‘His Dark Materials’ came back on.  Took me longer than I expected to get through the one episode.  Introduced my son to the original ‘Animaniacs’ too before he had to go to his mom’s place.  As you can tell, my week has been primarily work and cartoons.  I really do wish I had more to report, but that’s just how it was.

In the writing arena, I think I’ve gotten a better idea of what I’m doing.  I won’t touch the next series for outlining until Do I Need to Use a Dragon? is done.  Think I’ll actually use beta readers for the fantasy tip book.  The truth is that I started it 2 weeks ago and freaked out over the intro.  Writing about myself is stressful and I realized that I wasn’t hiding behind a character, so the real me was coming out.  Flaws and all, so I began to doubt the project.  That’s why I couldn’t touch it until I put out the intro as a teaser on Tuesday.  Thank you to everyone who said that they liked it.  Writing it like blog posts felt natural to me, but also a risk.  Couldn’t tell if I was being unique and quirky or just being stupid.  I’m going to keep it going and see what happens.  Maybe it will be shorter than expected.  This weekend and the upcoming days off will see me making major progress on this project, so maybe it will be a summer release.  Just need to figure out the cover and inside art issue.

Really don’t know what else to talk about here.  Next week is Thanksgiving, so it’s a short work week.  I don’t know if things will be busy or not.  I’ll be writing whenever I can.  Be really cool if I manage to finish this project before 2021.  It’s possible since I spent two years writing notes and thoughts on each of the 70 topics.  Won’t hold my breath because it depends on my mojo.  Also, if New York keeps getting messy with covid, I could end up being home again.  That helped finish War of Nytefall and it could help here.  I feel lost overall these days, so who knows what will happen.

Goals of the week:

  1. Write more stuff.
  2. Bike more.
  3. Laundry.
  4. Pizza?
  5. Yu Yu Hakusho
  6. Sleep
  7. Thanksgiving
  8. Son time for holiday
  9. Whatever else comes to me
  10. Goal post for next Saturday with more meat to it

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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24 Responses to Goals . . . Eh, I Might as Well Try Again

  1. Sounds like a three day week will be a blessing. I hope you have a super Thanksgiving.

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  2. L. Marie says:

    Have a great Thanksgiving!!! Hope you get that pizza at some point.


  3. Oloriel says:

    Hope you have a good Thanksgiving, and I hope you manage to get some well enjoyed rest!


  4. Had pizza tonight, and I stocked up on pumpkin beer. Managed a few words, but I had to cover for my wife at the grocery store, and make a 20 mile trip to the office to trade out finished projects for fresh ones. Plans are kind of fluid right now.


  5. Good luck with the goals. I especially hope you get some decent sleep. Also, happy Thanksgiving.


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