Goal Post: An Actual Leap Instead of a Stumble?

(Video picked by my son.)

This week feels like it was both fast and slow.  I remember days dragging a bit as I handled some personal things and worked around the house.  Yet, everything is a blur as if they went by on a bullet train.  Happening more often to me than I’d like to admit.

My son’s birthday party went really well.  Plenty of guests made it and nearly all of the toys I brought along were a hit.  Lawn darts didn’t get any attention, so I guess those aren’t very fun when they’re not sharp and doubling as a lawsuit-in-waiting.  The weather wasn’t too hot and we had a nice breeze to keep everyone comfortable.  It did cause some issues with the cake candles, but that’s to be expected.  The cake looked great too:

DBZ Cake

We haven’t gotten to that show yet since we’re still on original Dragon Ball, but he loved it nonetheless.  Buying 10 pizzas was crazy, especially when people ate much less than I expected.  The comedy of me handing out full pizzas to some of the families who came along with the regular goodie bag had to be seen to be believed.  I still had two full ones for home, so pizza was the big meal of the week.  Finally finished it yesterday.  We still have a quarter of the cake too!

This was the last week of camp for my son and he goes in for his other last week of camp on Monday.  Try wrapping your head around that one.  Simple answer is that certain stumbles resulted in him going to two camps with 3 weeks in each one and the first one get split 2/1 by the other.  Look, it kept him occupied this summer and he had a blast with field trips, art projects, and making new friends.  That’s the whole point of summer fun, right?

Let’s see . . . Bought a bunch of Lego sets that we’ll work on throughout the next few months.  We’re all still exhausted.  Put this fun together right before bed last night:

All Might!

Aside from mowing the lawn, the only other thing I did was write more of Slumberlord Chronicles: Darwin & the Fate Bracelet.  I got 4.5 chapters done since I got to work on Sunday too.  Ran out of steam Thursday night though, so I missed 5 by a hair.  I have 3 chapters left, so I’ll be finishing this adventure next week.  It’s gone very smoothly . . . I’d like to say that.

My notes on this book weren’t great, but I thought I had it figured out.  As the big third act was looming, I started realizing that things didn’t make sense.  Primarily because Darwin was pushing the plot along unintentionally.  He’s not supposed to know he’s part of something big for most of the story, so I began coming up with other reasons for him to do things.  I confused myself here.  Mixed up Darwin’s reasoning for the real reason certain actions needed to happen.  Some of my notes were so vague that I couldn’t figure out how to do it.  Many breaks with me staring at the ceiling had to occur.  Thankfully, it got pieced together when it needed to.  Really hope this works out because I thoroughly enjoy writing Darwin.

In other writing news, Do I Need to Use a Dragon? is still in limbo due to lack of funds and artist.  Just felt like throwing that out there because I keep fearing that I’ll forget this project entirely.  It’s been edited for the most part.  Be so much easier if I only needed a cover artist, but I really want some interior art.  Does that work will on Kindles?  If not then maybe it’s not as bad as I thought.

That’s all I’ve got for people this week.  The blog posts about negativity were really interesting, especially Monday.  Mental healthy posts always seem to draw in people who I don’t normally see.  Maybe I should think about doing more of them, but I really only know about depression and anxiety.

Television wasn’t exciting.  I watched a silly anime called ‘Isekai Quartet’, which involved chibi (tiny cute) versions of characters from other series being drawn into a high school setting.  Weird seeing the skeletal lich and his demonic minions from ‘Overlord’ in cute form, but it passed the time.  Each episode was 10-12 minutes, so it was to clear my head between writing sessions.  After that, I went to ‘Burn Notice’ Season 3 to listen to while I worked on a puzzle.  I’m just not feeling attentive enough for anything deep and my phone keeps going off like crazy with texts.  It’s all important too.

Goals of the week?

  1. Personal stuff.
  2. Time with son.
  3. I swear I’ll bike at least once.
  4. Finish Darwin & the Fate Bracelet
  5. Start preparing for road trip.
  6. Figure out something to watch on TV.
  7. Outline of other series when book is done.
  8. Maybe set up a Sunday post on . . . I forgot the topic.

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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15 Responses to Goal Post: An Actual Leap Instead of a Stumble?

  1. The party sounds like fun for sure. The cake looks terrific. Hope next week is good as well.


  2. L. Marie says:

    So glad he had a great birthday! And my goodness, 12??? Time really has flown.


  3. Sounds like the party went well. Freeze that pizza. My life’s been boring for months now. Watched something called Jolt on Amazon. (My wife has an account.) It was okay, almost like a reverse hulk where a device keeps her from blowing up. Did a small amount of writing and a larger portion of edits. Oh, and I include silly cartoons in The Hat Series. They work fine, but since I have my reader set to sepia paper, they come out black and white. If I change it to white paper they look perfect.


  4. Victoria Zigler says:

    Sounds like the party went well. And I’m sure people didn’t mind getting pizza with their goodybags. 😉

    Fantastic to hear you’re making such great progress with the book, and managed to work out the issues you were having with it. I look forward to reading it when it’s finished and released.

    Hope this week is going well so far, and continues to do so.


    • The pizzas were a fun surprise for those who took it. The book is still giving me some issues, so I’m still unsure if I’ll finish it by the end of the week. Really hoping to because that will give me a full week to rest up for a road trip. Hard to write a book when I’m packing, getting things in order, and trying to avoid exhaustion.

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