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?
- Work and make it to Spring Break.
- Editing War of Nytefall: Savagery
- Book titles for other series
- Passover prep
- Watch more ‘Noragami’.
- Start thinking of June poetry topics. Maybe series promos on Mondays?
- 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.