I’d be lying if I said last week went completely to plan. Lying a lot! But that just gave me a chance to see how versatile the new plan is. Adaptability is key to survival! Did I adapt? Did I survive?
Author Journey (February 12, 2024)
Not only did I survive, but I thrived! Last week I lost four days to real-life family events. on top of that, I was screwed for the second month running in the day job as everyone else decided to take too long to do their work which left me working through the night on the weekend. So, thanks a lot!!! Anyhow, I had a bumper week of productivity which is surprising given how much time I lost. I can only put it down to my increase in energy from exercising more and a steely determination to not be bested by random chance.
I’m still very much in the planning phase of things here, but I did manage to get a full outline of the first volume. I’ve also been doing a lot of thinking about how I can make my writing process similar to my blogging process. The answer is to make them the same. So, once I’ve finished the first volume, I’m going to post the chapters here and on one or several web novel sites. That way the chapters become posts and my survival instinct will kick in. That’s the plan anyhow. Just need to finish the first one first…
According to my tracker, I watched twenty-two episodes this week. Admittedly, eight of those were six-minute-long episodes so they only really count as two, although I am going to write posts for each of them so I’m going to stick with twenty-two. Being under some pressure forced me to get creative with when and how I was watching episodes.
Catching up on my To-Watch List
Sadly, manga is a little more time-consuming but I did manage to read two volumes. The first I managed on the one weekday that didn’t have a real-life family event. The second, I read over several days, squeezing in a chapter whenever I could.
|Volume 1 Outline
Aspirations for the week!
This week I am going to start a short series of posts that will be my contribution to all the Valentine’s Day noise. I’ve already seen several posts appearing and the message is loud and clear – cute and romantic. Well, that’s not happening here. I’ve gone for sexy and realistic. The first post will go live on the evening of February 14. And because romance shouldn’t be confined to just one day, I’ll be posting every week for nine weeks. One year, I did a waifu list for Valentine’s Day. This is going to be even more atypical! It’s also going to double as an SEO experiment. Should be interesting either way.
This week was brutal and I’m certain I didn’t come close to sleeping enough, but I made a lot of progress in so many areas. I’m not sure how this week will go, but I know that I can push on when I need to. Anyhow, thanks for reading. I’m going to go lie down for a while.