Goal Post: Lazy, But Productive Week

We’ve got pictures this time because a few cool things happened.  Going to end on a big one too after the usual list.  Even putting it behind a ‘Read More’ tag, which I’m sure will fail on some platforms.

First, I got some new masks for the school year since that hasn’t changed:

They’ve got Fullmetal Alchemist pictures, which I was trying to find last year, but nothing caught my eye.  These are a little smaller than my others as far as the ear straps go, so we’ll see how they work on the days I have to wear them the whole time.  I might bring another to do a swap if these hurt too much.  Maybe I don’t need the adjustors too.  Next thing is to get a few ‘One Piece’ masks, but I’m not sure if a cartoon Skull & Crossbones is school friendly even if it’s wearing a straw hat.

The was rather lazy with television, outlining, and other things.  Went to visit a friend on Monday and watch ‘The Suicide Squad’.  It was nice to get out of the house and hang out with a movie.  Not a common activity these days.  I really liked the movie too since it didn’t take itself seriously.  When I settle in, I want to be entertained and zany gets my attention more than overblown CGI and flashy fights.  This is what can help me overlook a rather shaky plot, but ‘The Suicide Squad’ was rather simple there.  Honestly, it felt more like a character-driven story that happened to involve a superhero adventure.  Anyway, that was the big outing of the week.

The rest of the time was spent outlining the 6 book . . . short story . . . whatever this spy thing is turning into.  It’s fantasy and I had 6 books slated for the Windemere spy character who debuts in ‘The Ether Thief’.  I’ve had this character since high school and expected to do so much more, but he kept slipping.  Inspired by me getting into James Bond movies, I thought I had it right.  Yet, all of the outlines are feeling like 14-section short stories.  It might turn into a single book with these tales just like I did with the samurai who debuts in the same series.

This project also means I filled a notebook, which is unexpected.  I’ll be taking a new one on the trip, but I’m not sure which series division I’m going to use.  I have Windemere History (7 books/series), Windemere Organizations (9 books/series), Mylrixians (8 books/series), and then a 10 book gathering of Miscellanous.  That’s not counting ‘Keys of Eden’, which I keep forgetting about.  Leaning towards the Organizations because I’ve got more solid thoughts on that one than the others.  God knows, the Mylrixians (Super Earth) drives me so crazy that I’m scared to touch them again.

I built a lift top table for my son’s room:

Barely managed to get all of the Mario Legos in and on this thing.  My shoulder wasn’t thrilled with the building either.  It’s not in pain, but it fatigues rather quickly.  Going to make the trip that starts tomorrow rather slow.  That’s why I bought a box of instant cold packs to use at rest stops.

Television wasn’t that interesting.  Watching all of ‘Fire Force’ and then another anime called ‘Konosuba’.  Really liked the first series, but I let the second one keep going even when I had to go to the bathroom or get food.  Just watching another season of ‘Burn Notice’ to avoid getting into anything before we leave.

I have my son starting today, so we’re going on our trip this week.  I won’t be bringing my laptop too.  Partially because I have no reason to bring it along since I’m spending time with the little guy.  Also, the case around the casing around the top part of the laptop has split.  It’s being kept together by Gorilla Tape since I can’t afford a new machine and this one still works.  The problem is that opening and closing it isn’t really an option.  It’s like this thing wants to break, so I have to leave it open.  Nothing I can’t do by phone though, so it isn’t a problem.  This also means you probably won’t get responses from me outside of the morning and evening.  Be patient please.

Goal list:

  1. Fun on the trip!
  2. Fun when home after trip!
  3. Drive safely!
  4. Reveal the cover for War of Nytefall: Anarchy! (Look Below)

Cover Art by Alison Hunt

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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13 Responses to Goal Post: Lazy, But Productive Week

  1. Great cover, Charles. Have a great trip.


  2. L. Marie says:

    Another great cover for the series! And what a beautiful piece of furniture you built for your son!


  3. V.M.Sang says:

    Love the cover, Charles.
    I’d never seen a table like this until my eldest grandson got one. You did a great job with it.


  4. We’re back to school next week, so my short list includes finding a few new masks, too. Hope you have fun on your trip!


  5. That’s a great cover and fits the theme well. Hope you enjoy your time away. We could all use that, and I’m excited for you.


  6. Victoria Zigler says:

    Hope you’re enjoying your trip away.


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