Goal Post: Didn’t Achieve a Single Thing

Where to even begin?

Well, I didn’t really achieve any of my goals from last week.  Even the time with my son thing because there was so much to do.  I could count all the studying and homework, but that was most of the time.  Today is the first day I get to relax with the little guy since Sunday.  It’s been that crazy, which means there isn’t much to really report here that would be of interest.

The big reason is that work was busy and that issue I mentioned last week was still rearing its head.  It might have solved itself.  My son had a lot to do as well.  Two tests yesterday and two more coming up.  We’ve been studying and he’s been going to extra help, so we’re exhausted by the time we get to our nightly cartoons.  He has little kid energy to get through things, but I’ve got tired father fatigue.  I tended to pass out soon after he did, so I had no time to myself.  At most, I wanted a random sitcom while letting the anxiety fade away.  No energy to outline, work on puzzles, or bike.  Ended up dozing off on the exercise bike during my one attempt on Wednesday.  Figured that was a sign things weren’t going to be happen.

I am happy to report that my son passed the 2 tests he already had.  So, I will say the fatigue is worth it.  He earned some video game time this weekend, but we still have to study for the other tests.  Going to a place where you can see wild ospreys and other wildlife in about an hour, so we get fresh air.  It’s the ‘May the 4th Be With You’ sale at the Lego store too, so that’s a stop.  Snuck a Lego set for myself into the house too.  I’ll post that when I get around to completing it.  Guess that brings me to another idea I’ve been toying with.

I have an Instagram account, but I’m not a picture person.  I can’t put pictures of my son up there without incurring the wrath of his mother.  Not that I’d really put him out in public like that anyway.  I keep trying to put up book covers, but that’s going slow and it’s tough to do by phone.  Beating around the bush here.  I’m thinking of posting the puzzles I finished on there.  It’s kind of lame and has nothing to do with my writing, but it isn’t like I’m getting sales.  People liked the Lego stuff I posted a few days ago, so I figured why not do the puzzles.  I should try to upload more of my books too.  Legends of Windemere is there up to 6.  Have no idea how to do the story thing either.  This is just a thought that I might put into action over the summer.

Did I say I’m using June to do a poem every weekday for one of my books?  Not sure if anyone reacted to that.  Looks like I have another post about Darwin coming a week from tomorrow too.  Going to let it stay even though I brought him up last weekend.  He’s fairly complicated, which I didn’t expect.

Oh, I’m thinking of changing up Do I Need to Use a Dragon? (Fantasy Writing Tips) in terms of art.  Still having trouble finding an artist.  Might have someone over the summer.  My plan now is to have the cover and 4 inside pictures include Fizzle.  I was going to do him on the cover and end then my series (Legends, Nytefall, Ichabod) being shown for each of the big categories.  I realized that this book isn’t primarily about marketing myself, but sharing my experience.  Fizzle is a fan favorite and I think it works better if he’s the focal point for the art.  Makes it easier to come up with ideas.  Locks him in as my mascot too.

Nothing to report as far as TV shows.  Finished ‘Ranma 1/2’ and ‘Shadow & Bone’.  Both were fun.  I had a little trouble with ‘Shadow & Bone’ since it jumped around a bunch at the beginning.  The timeline seemed off with the stories and I found I liked The Dregs with their heist more than the political/social stuff.  I liked the magic system though, so it kept me going through the slower parts.  Not sure what I want to watch next since I don’t want to dive into a big series.  ‘Castlevania’ Season 4 comes out on the 13th, which I have off from work.  So, I want something that can tide me over until then.  Maybe I’ll do ‘Fire Force’ from beginning to end.  That’s about 52 episodes.  Final season of ‘Lucifer’ is at the end of the month too.  Summer will be either ‘Black Clover’ or, dare I try, ‘Inuyasha.  Not sure how many people get any of this.

So, goals of the week?

  1. Studying with son.
  2. Fun this weekend
  3. Outlining ‘Tales of the Slumberlord’
  4. Puzzles
  5. Resting up
  6. Work, which will be busy
  7. Really should do laundry
  8. Swear something else is happening this week

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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14 Responses to Goal Post: Didn’t Achieve a Single Thing

  1. Chel Owens says:

    Hang in there, Charles. You’re doing great. I wish I knew a good series for you, but find fault with most. 🙂


  2. Here’s wishing you a good week. 😁


  3. High five! I didn’t accomplish a damned thing either. Managed a blog tour post this afternoon. Might get a couple more written tomorrow… might not. We both accomplished some real life, so we have that on our sides.


  4. Victoria Zigler says:

    That’s fantastic that your son passed those tests. Hope he does well on the rest. I also hope you’re having better luck with quality time with him this week.

    Is it finding an available artist you’re struggling with, or is it a budget thing? I ask because I’m pretty sure the one who did my faerie dragon artwork has some free slots available for commissions, so I could give you his details if you want. I know Fizzle isn’t quite like Zeena, but fantasy creatures like the ones you find in roleplaying games are something I know he does well and enjoys doing, so I’m certain he could help you out if it’s just finding someone rather than a budget thing. If it’s a budget thing though… Well, it depends what your budget is. Anyway, let me know if you want his details. I won’t be upset or offended if not, but figured I’d put it out there in case you’re interested.


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