Goal Post: Made It Through Another One

Full disclaimer: I’m writing this on Thursday and may add stuff on Friday if anything exciting comes up.  It’s really going to be work, help my son with a project, help a friend put some furniture together, and then bed.  So, I think my week has peaked as far as I can tell.

Not that there was much to crow about.  It was a busy week of work with me having to be on my toes.  Both physically and mentally, but things should settle down next week.  It’s a week before Spring Break starts.  Not that I’m going to get too excited since it gets engulfed by Passover, which eliminates most of my diet.  To be honest, I tend to cheat near the end because I get sick of Matzah.  Still, it will be a much needed period where I don’t have to wake up early.  I can get some biking and father/son time in as well as the final edit of War of Nytefall: Savagery.  Geez, I should just write this post as one giant paragraph the way my mind is going.

Part of the issue I’m having is that I’m simply drained.  This was an exhausting week because of everything that happened.  Aside from the stuff at work, my son went back to school full time.  I bought a bunch of rewards (LEGO sets!) that he can earn if he gets through the week without an anxiety breakdown.  So, I started every morning earlier than usual to get myself ready and put all of my initial energy into helping him to remain calm and happy.  It worked though because he made it through without even a hint of a potential incident.  This was a rough way to begin because I then went to work and came home to dive into homework, which was a fight at times.  Projects and tests are coming up with Spring Break heading our way.  It’s 9:20 PM and I’m barely able to stay awake right now.

I mentioned that I began doing a final edit of War of Nytefall: Savagery, which has been moving rather well.  It’s not for continuity, so I’m moving faster to make sure everything sounds right.  This is more to put my own mind at ease.  I’ve got 13 chapters to go and I should be able to get it done early into the break.  I can get a little editing time during the week too.  Depends on how much I do tomorrow as well.  If I can pull off another 4 chapter day then I’ll be done with enough time to work in the ‘Brian Hunter’ series.  Really need a title chapter there.  ‘The Peacekeeper’?  That is the group that he works through.  Only book titles I have right now are ‘Arctic Heart’ and ‘The Narcissist Path’.  ‘Order of the Uncaged’ might be another.  I might do the titles for the books and then stop to focus on the next big series.  At least when I’m home.

I’ve been watching an anime called ‘Noragami’, which is fun.  I’ve seen the manga around and knew of the story.  A god without a shrine wants to become the greatest one around, so he takes jobs for 5 Yen.  That’s a simplified version.  There’s a girl whose soul keeps leaving her body and spirits who can turn into equipment for the god they work under.  Overall, it’s a curious series that I’m enjoying.  I haven’t fallen asleep at any point, so it’s definitely further ahead than ‘Scrapped Princess’ that lost me several times.  Part of this could be fatigue levels too.

Yeah . . . Not much else to talk about.  Kind of feel like there should be, but my brain is failing me.  I need to turn in early again to make it through tomorrow, especially with the furniture building.  At least there’s going to be pizza there.  Hmmm.  I almost remembered something.  Was it the Keys of Eden story?  I’m playing around with changing it from a boy and girl to a boy with his transformed father.  I don’t write many father/son stories and most of the relationships I have in that arena are strained.  Best one I have is Ichabod Brooks with his son, who has never made an appearance.  Maybe I can add a female bodyguard for the prince, so this becomes a trio?  That might get in the way of investigating a father/son relationship though.  It’ll be one where they aren’t trying to overthrow or hurt each other too.  What is it with father/son stories always having them fight for power?

Goals of the week?

  1. Work and make it to Spring Break.
  2. Editing War of Nytefall: Savagery
  3. Book titles for other series
  4. Passover prep
  5. Watch more ‘Noragami’.
  6. Biking
  7. Start thinking of June poetry topics.  Maybe series promos on Mondays?
  8. Consider buying a new satchel since this one is falling apart.  Eh, that can wait.  Though, I can’t figure out where to find good anime ones.  These are also called messenger bags.

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 Goal Post: Made It Through Another One

  1. It looks like spring break will be a good thing. Wishing you the best till then.


  2. Sounds like you’re busy. I have one coming in a couple of years that will explore the father/son dynamic. It’s for Lizzie and the hat, so it will be weird.


  3. Victoria Zigler says:

    Well, it sounds like the week was at least an improvement on the previous two. Hope next week is even better. Good luck with your goals, and hope you get some rest.

    Great about your son making it through the school week without issues.

    I like the idea of the father son thing. Exploring that during the adventure would be an interesting way to go.

    Don’t know if they have what you want, but I’ve seen character messenger bags on Amazon. Not looked in to what they have, so not sure if anime is an option on there, but it’s somewhere to look.


    • Honestly, it wasn’t that much of an improvement. Also, I got sick Friday night into Saturday morning. By the time I was better, the post was up. Totally forgot to add that event.

      Only thing I need to figure out about the father/son thing is how to make it so that the son has to do the work. The father is going to be cursed and maybe stuck as an animal or talking object.

      I’ve looked at Amazon and seen a few. I got my recent one from there and it started falling apart rather quickly. Sadly, it’s the most common model, but with a different picture. I think I’m going to try to hold out until mid-April or the rest of the school year. There is one I saw on Walmart.com with Fullmetal Alchemist though. Just need to pay off a few things.


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