A Week of Disease Dodging!

Well . . . The title says it all.

The week started with me getting a cold, but my son catching the flu.  I guess we catch it quickly and gave him meds fast enough that he only missed three days of school.  A lot happened during those days, so a lot of scrambling to get information and make sure he didn’t fall behind occurred.  I ended nearly every night exhausted and not sure what I should bother doing.  Went to bed early a lot too, so I didn’t get a lot done.  The other side of the coin didn’t help.

There’s a lot of covid going around.  I ended up having to pray that I avoided that too.  As I’ve said before, my anxiety attacks come with cold/flu/covid-like symptoms.  Put plenty of swabs up my nose and thermometers in my mouth this week.  I’m clean as of Friday night, but I’m drained and want to take it easy.  It’ll be more of the same next week because people really start getting sick as we get closer to long breaks.  Nobody knows why, but it seems to be the trend. Fingers crossed that I make it to the finish line with enough health to get some writing done.

Sadly, writing didn’t happen this week.  I’m struggling with the desire to start writing Darwin & the Demon Game today.  Be nice to get the prologue done and then aim to get the first third of the book written by the end of the Holiday Break.  I’m just not sure I can pull it off.  My brain isn’t in writer mode even though my heart is.  Keep staring at the outline and feeling like I’ll screw things up from the start.  I’ve never felt doubt and fear like this before, so I might have to settle for tackling March blog posts.  Can’t figure out what triggered this issue either.  Been feeling it ever since December started. Guess I’ll see if biking and breakfast is enough to get me motivated.

It probably doesn’t help that we have to clear some stuff out of the crawl spaces.  Work is going to be done in my room during the break, which means I’m losing a day of writing.  I can try to write in the dining room, but there’s too much noise and traffic.  Anyway, today might get spent primarily going through everything.  I haven’t entered one of the crawl spaces in over 5 years.  We’ll see what we find there.  Besides the dust that’s probably gathered.

Might not be anything else to talk about.  Just finished an anime called ‘How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom’.  It’s about a guy who got summoned to another world, but he ends up instituting social reforms and focusing on the economy instead of adventuring to stop a demon army.  Weird take on the story with a lot of talking only episodes, but it wasn’t that bad.  Promised a student that I would rewatch ‘My Hero Academia’ by the end of the year since he started it.  I’ll have to begin that today since it’s 132 episodes.  I can’t go into Season 6 though because that just came out and I only watch the new stuff with my son.

As I said, next week is going to be crazy busy with work and parenting.  It’s the last week before Holiday Break, which means plenty of tests and homework.  So, I have no real ambition until Friday night when I either start or continue writing Darwin & the Demon Game.  I’ll use the other nights to work on March posts.  I don’t know where I’m going with this series either.  Publishing might happen next year.  It might not if I can’t find a cover artist or find time for proper editing.  Someone mentioned that I might want to just write books and not think about publishing until my son is done with school and off to college.  It’s a possibility, but that will be a long 5 years and I doubt I’d be able to keep this blog going for that long with releasing new works.  Not that I can sell books with this blog either.  Really can’t figure out where I’m going any more.

Goals of the week?

  1. Help my son with tests and homework.
  2. Help students with their last week of school before break.
  3. Stay healthy.
  4. Start writing Darwin & the Demon Game.
  5. March blog posts.
  6. Finish the Optimus Prime Lego Set.
  7. Go through crawl space boxes.
  8. Buy a bottle of whiskey for the break.
  9. Potato latkes tomorrow!

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 A Week of Disease Dodging!

  1. You said it. Life is like dodgeball these days only we’re not allowed to throw back. On the upside, maybe something found in the crawl space is a great idea for a story.

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  2. noelleg44 says:

    Potato latkes are great! Not sure they ward off colds though. I was sick a lot when I was teaching – classrooms are cesspools of germs.


  3. I’ve definitely noticed the upswing in disease, not only COVID, at my school. I hope the winter break will clear some of it.


  4. Yum Latkes. Yum whiskey. I hope you avoid COVID and the Flu.


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