As you can see, I released a book this week. It’s the last volume of War of Nytefall, which means Clyde and the Dawn Fangs are effectively retired. The survivors may appear as cameos or get name-dropped, but that’s it. Their story has been told and you can buy it all for $8.
Rest of the week was entirely about work and helping my son get ready for tests. I figure I’m going to be busy like this until Christmas Eve, which is the next day off. Gives me time to think of things to do. I’m not touching Darwin & the Fate Bracelet until January at least. So, I’m going to focus on gathering my energy and get into the right mindset to go from Clyde to Darwin Slepsnor. It’s a much bigger jump than going from Luke Callindor to Clyde too. Darwin doesn’t really know what’s going on half the time and has be more random than his more focused predecessors. Tough to have a hero who isn’t the smartest, strongest, or most aware in the room. Really hope he works out.
There were other small victories this week. For one thing, I got a defensive driving course done in one night. Second, I finished the January posts. Finally, I designed the third of the Phi Beta heroes, which leaves me with one to go. I might design the recurring villains before diving into plots, but I haven’t decided. Realized that I had a third story style beyond chapter novels and short story collections too. The titled chapters with contained stories like I did with ‘Bedlam’ may work out for the ‘Phi Beta Files’. It’s given me new focus and I may work on it tomorrow . . . If I’m functional.
In an hour, I’m going to get my covid booster shot. Working in a school, I feel like this is a smart move because there’s a lot of traffic even with people wearing masks. I’ve heard that the booster is going to wreck me the next day. As long as I make it long enough to enjoy latkes with the family today. I’ve got some shows and movies on various streaming services to keep me occupied too. Depends on how I’m feeling since I could end up sleeping most of the day. At least it’ll be done.
Let’s see . . . Hanukkah started last Sunday and ends tomorrow. It’s a rather low key holiday outside of the nightly candles and the latke day. Coming so close to Thanksgiving didn’t help here. As much as I love this holiday, I know it’s rather mild and it’s not as exciting as an adult. I mean, I don’t get presents like I did when I was a kid. That’s not even a real tradition, but one to make use feel like we have our own Christmas. Potato latkes, dreidel, chocolate coins, lighting the menorah, and jelly donuts are the big ones I remember as being real traditions. Does an apple crumb donut count since it had apple goo inside?
I’m genuinely worn down to a nub here. Work was tough and I think I used the last of my energy to get things ready for the book release. I’ll probably pass out right after I finish laundry in 2 hours. Gives me enough time to finish watching ‘Trigun’ and see if I want to start anything new. No clue what I want to watch after that one. I have ‘The Witcher’ coming in a few weeks and I think ‘Kobra Kai’ isn’t far behind that. Guess a short anime may do the trick. I’m boring right now, so I apologize.
Next week isn’t going to be that different from this one, but with more tests. I plan on taking it easy and not pushing myself too hard. Have a long way to go before I reach my next day off. Burnout is bad and the covid stress isn’t helping there. Hope everyone else is handling modern society well.
You know what could help? A vampire action adventure like War of Nytefall: Eulogy. Click on the cover above. 😁
Goals of the week:
- Get booster shot
- Recover from booster shot
- Help son with 2 tests and homework
- Start a new puzzle
- Start a new show
- Tinker with Phi Beta Files
- Start scheduling February posts
- Get sleep
- Get tacos
- Remember something that I know I’m forgetting