An Emotional Week

Nothing else to really say about it.




All I can say is that this was a week of tragedies and stress.  Seeing people suffer one of the greatest emotional blows that can be inflicted on a person hurts.  You don’t really know what to say or think.  So, half of the week was kind of a fog of just making it to the weekend in order to process stuff.  Well, here we are.

Prior to what happened, my week had the usual personal life drama.  I managed to get most of the May posts scheduled.  Have a few more to go, which clears April for relaxation and starting to get Slumberlord Chronicles: Darwin & the Halfling Hunt ready for writing.  Thinking a good goal for blogging is to get June, July, and August set up prior to the end of the school year.  That way I can focus all of my writing time on my books instead of blogging.  Seems doable as long as I can think up more topics.  That’s the challenge since I have one in May on ‘magical parasites’.  Anybody have any juicy writing topics?

So . . . I really didn’t do anything else.  The goal list from last week didn’t really happen other than the simple stuff.  Never got to touch any of my books until today.  Can I type in 198 pages worth of edits in 2 days?  Maybe since the weather is miserable today and I have no interest in going outside.  I won’t hold my breath though.  Hydration failed last week, so I’m going to try to improve on that this weekend and figure out a way to do it throughout the week.  My life really is dull.

I think this is how it’s going to be for a while.  This is week 2 of a 6.5 week run with no breaks beyond weekends.  So, schools push to get a lot done since everything after Spring Break is met with a level of ‘mentally done’.  I have to deal with this as a TA and a parent, so it becomes exhausting.  If I can get the edits written up and June blog posts done before the April break then I’ll be happy.  ‘Pirate Warriors 3’ keeps drawing my attention, but I’m learning to use it as a reward.  Can’t really do any new levels there if my son isn’t around, which is when I can’t do any writing in the first place.

There was one odd milestone.  My son and I finished watching the original ‘Dragon Ball’ series and started watching ‘Dragon Ball Z’.  This might not seem important, but it felt like a milestone to us.  It’s only the second major anime that we’ve finished with the first being ‘Fairy Tail’.  For my son to make it through a long series without losing interest is a big thing, especially since he’s already considering watching it again in the future.  Shows that he won’t just forget something once he’s done.  We finished ‘The Cuphead Show’ as well, but that was a small one.

I’m going to give ‘Peacemaker’ a try this weekend when I need a break from editing.  I liked the character in ‘The Suicide Squad’ and John Cena seemed to really enjoy the part, so I think I’ll enjoy it.  Sounds exciting enough to keep me awake too.  Maybe I’ll do a Sunday post about it, but I’m finding I don’t have it in my to do major reviews.  Escapism and erasing my anxiety is the goal, which most shows are doing.  ‘Cells at Work Code Black’ might have been a bad choice though.  Seeing humanized cells trying to work and survive in a body suffering from stress and other ailments occasionally felt like a personal attack.

What was I doing?  Think I dozed off since I’m writing this Friday night before bed.  Setting up the next 2 Sunday posts too.  I like doing the animal posts, but I’m finding it difficult to find ones to use.  More than 9 or 11 species and it gets crazy.  That’s why I’m not going to try for sharks and whales unless I find some ways to split them up.  We’ll see what happens down the road.

Goals of the week:

  1. Type in edits for Slumberlord Chronicles: Darwin & the Fate Bracelet
  2. Finish the May blog posts
  3. Watch ‘One Piece: Strong World’ with my son next weekend
  4. Schoolwork
  5. My work
  6. Hydrate!
  7. Rest my weary psyche
  8. Watch ‘Peacemaker’ and then something else.
  9. There was something . . . Crud . . . Laundry!

OH!  Big thanks to the review I got on War of Nytefall: Eulogy.  I know it was made in February, but I finally mustered the courage to look at my books on Amazon again.  It was a much needed spark of light in a really dark 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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9 Responses to An Emotional Week

  1. noelleg44 says:

    Glad to see you put laundry at the bottom of your list, Charles!


  2. High Five for magical parasites. I used one in The Playground and enjoyed coming up with it.


  3. Sorry for your lousy week


  4. Victoria Zigler says:

    Sorry it was such a rough week. Just keep surviving, and hopefully the rest will all work itself out one of these days.


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