Of course, I caught my son’s cold, so my head is feeling clogged. At least it’s just a cold, but I didn’t need this on top of everything else. This week ended up being very stressful even though I can’t point my finger a specific source. If I had to guess, it would be a collection of various things.
There was a running gag of things coming up and costing me writing time. Errands, chores, frustrations, and other events kept getting dropped in my lap. So, I only got 2.5 chapters of Darwin & the Fate Bracelet done. That’s less than what I planned, but I gave up Friday to resting up and preparing for the weekend. So, I only had 4 days to write, but I still should have gotten farther. Too many people think I’m just sitting around waiting to be handed something to do. It’s exhausting.
As long as I get some writing done over the weekend and next week isn’t too bad, I should finish this book before my son is done with camp. That’s the main goal here. He has two weeks left and I’ve got 8 chapters to go. Doing the ‘3 sections a day’ count, I could finish by middle of his last week of camp. That’s if I’m not bombarded by people thinking I’m at their beck and call. No wonder it’s easy to be an author when you’re either a kid or a retired. At least, in my life it seems to be that way.
It wasn’t just writing that took a hit too. I tried really hard to do biking every day, but it got ridiculous. If I’m trying to get to it for an hour and failing then my motivation to do it after the chaos is gone. It becomes a mentality of ‘what’s the fucking point’ since people seem to actively through me off. One issue here is that I use my phone for music while biking, so barrages of texts start bugging me. Many end up being questions from people who start sending more if I don’t respond within a few minutes. Makes me wish I still had a working iPod, but that era has passed.
On the plus side of the week, my son turned 12 and we have the party coming up. It was a simple dinner outing because he had camp for the day. His mother and I have to split his birthdays, so these situations mean one gets dinner and the other dessert. He was happy because he got to order off the adult menu. Although, he couldn’t get free ice cream with the meal, but we got some to bring home for the next night. Sometimes simplicity is better than extravagant stuff. Even the party today is simple because he only wants to play with friends and have fun. Don’t need to drop tons of money for that . . . Don’t ask how much I’m paying for pizza here.
I finished the September blog posts, so that’s off the list. Means the blog is scheduled from now until end of November. Sort of. I don’t have much in October because I haven’t done the Windemere Monster poll or the Monster Maker volunteer posts. Those will be coming in August, so I might work on them before I go back to work.
Can’t think of anything else going on around here. It wasn’t an exciting week. Started watching an old anime called ‘Crest of the Stars’. I remember liking it when I was in college. It’s about an alien species having conquered the stars, including human regions and a war brewing. Many characters are a human citizen of the alien empire and one of their princesses. It’s not heavy on action. Much more character and dialogue driven, which isn’t bad. I lose track of things at times because I start dozing off from fatigue or get too into texting, but I figure stuff out quick enough. Definitely an anime requiring full attention instead of watching with mild distractions.
Goals of the week?
- Son’s birthday party.
- Pick up presents for son since they were pre-ordered.
- Write more Darwin & the Fate Bracelet
- Get a few CD’s for road trip.
- Notebook work if no time for book.
- Write another goal post.