This was a wild week. Work was rather tame in a feast or famine type of energy. It would be slow one period and then explode the next. Almost like I was in stop-and-go traffic, which can get exhausting after 3 days. Of course, I was balancing some other personal stuff too because Winter Break is looming. Setting things up for that is kind of a headache due to bad timing. Thankfully, I had more downtime than expected.
Starting last Sunday, we had a blizzard or snowstorm. It’s hard to really define it because it would be considered flurries in Maine while the end of the world in Florida. For my area, it was rough because we got about a foot of snow. It meant no school for two days while the storm ended and roads were cleared. My street wasn’t cleared that much, so it’s still a one lane road with nowhere to go if somebody is coming from the opposite direction. Hope it melts more before we get hit again tomorrow. I have to drive through that for a bit too, which is going to be major pain in the butt. Really hoping it’s at least stopped coming down by that point, but the roads are going to be the issue. Fingers crossed for all of that working out.
I managed to get more of Do I Need to Use a Dragon? done and that leaves me at 12 sections. Might even get one done today and that leaves me 11 to finish by the end of Winter Break. It won’t be easy since I have a few outings and get my son for half of it, but I’m determined. Might lose a weekend to getting my second Covid vaccine shot too, which could knock me out for a day. Although, I might be crazy enough to attempt writing one section throughout the whole day as long as I can move and think clearly. Benefit of having detailed notes.
Actually, I could even finish it by the end of next weekend if I maintain my energy throughout the day. It sounds like I’m impatient, but I always get excited when I see the end of a project. Part of it is wanting to put another author feather in my cap, but this time I want to get into a few other projects. Need to outline the next series and a few juicy future ones are bouncing around my school. I might not start writing another book until the summer at this rate, which is good. I’ve got the rest of War of Nytefall to edit and publish at some point. Need to write that blurb too. Always fun and frustrating. Trying to decide on if I want to get some beta readers for Do I Need to Use a Dragon? too since it’s a project filled with doubt. I could become difficult if someone tries to tell me to junk sections or rewrite entire sections. It’s tough because it’s all about opinions on writing as well, which is the point. At least I have a week to figure it out.
In the realm of parenting, I got to spend a lot of time with my son. We started watching a movie series in preparation of the next installment. He made it through ‘Godzilla 2014’ and ‘Kong: Skull Island’. That second one was a big test because it was a lot more action-packed and violent than he’s used to. It was a parental discussion on if it was the right time for it too. He will have to face these kinds of movies when getting together with friends in the future, so giving him a controlled test works out. He enjoyed it and I was able to warn about when he needed to close his eyes. So, we’ll try to watch ‘King of Monsters’ over the break and then we’re ready for ‘Godzilla vs Kong’. I’ll have to see it first, of course, but it also means we can watch the older ones too.
For myself, I finished watching ‘The IT Crowd’, which is a British comedy that I’d heard good things about. Definitely funny, but I think I missed some of the humor in places. I may have gone in with higher expectations too. Still, it was enjoyable and a nice way to relax at the end of a day. After that, I began watching ‘Demon Slayer’, which is an anime about demon slaying. I know. I was surprised too. It’s another that I heard great things about. It’s fun. Keeps my interest and doesn’t skimp on the action. I should be finishing that this weekend. Not sure what to watch after that. Been circling ‘Black Clover’ for a long time, but I might save that for the summer.
Next week isn’t going to be heavy in the planning. It’s the one before break starts, so it can turn crazy at any moment. There’s a few meetings and gatherings that I’ve got on the schedule too. Writing will be filled in around those events. If I start running really low on time then I might do some April blog posts. I finished March, which was all about War of Nytefall: Savagery. Really hope it debuts at that point. If anybody has any post topic suggestions then feel free to suggest. I know I say this all the time and it never seems to get much, but I might as well keep trying.
Goals of the week?
- Relaxing with friends
- Do I Need to Use a Dragon? progress
- 2nd Covid shot next weekend
- Deal with snow
- Choose another show to watch
- Puzzle time