Well, I finally did it. I completed a 2nd draft of my novel. While there are still gaps that I am aware of, the basic structure is reasonably solid and it ended where I think it should have. The effort though did cause my sleeping habits to become a bit off just because the stress of completing it and fighting ideas had put my mind into a trance-like state for the past few days.
I realized that I’ve been part of too many political discussions as of late. Despite writing about politics on my blog, I honestly prefer to avoid the subject altogether just because I find politicians overall to be obnoxious leeches whose soul purpose is to manipulate others to further their own secretive agendas. That said, I’m hoping that for the rest of today, I can avoid such conversations and thus feel more productive.
Yesterday ended up being a strange day. I guess with all the politics in the news, it’s almost impossible to concentrate on much else. In the end, I started to get a headache, which forced me to sleep earlier than I would have liked. However, I wasn’t able to get much done anyway.
I’ve been putting off putting my thoughts down with regards to the fallout of the election. However, today’s turn of events with the crazy protests over at the capitol have forced me to really take a look at what’s going on with the nation.
Yesterday, I finished a major exercise in writing up much of the key points per chapter in my book summary document. What started as me trying to locate a section regarding a dream sequence that occurs twice ended up becoming me filling in the blanks for various chapters I had not yet summarized.
Flashback initially was a lot of fun but I simply burnt out at the end. The problem I found was that not enough players were doing Flashback to spice up the economy. So for my main build, I simply could not afford the items and ended up burning out early. I tried to keep my interest up by rerolling my witch from the normal Heist league as well as re-create a Ground Slam Champion, but I just lost interest over time.
Believe it or not, I actually keep track of time. Weekends do have some significance for me because they determine how bad traffic can be, how crowded a market might be as well as certain gaming parameters that are event driven.
2020 was obviously one of the most difficult years in recent recorded human history. The world experienced great tragedy with numerous losses along with incredible turmoil domestically (from an American’s viewpoint) and internationally. Despite what happened, my own year for the most part remained unscathed as far as personal tragedies. So I cannot say it was an awful year for myself directly.
Today was another Imitation Game day which meant huge resource potential. During stage 6, I ended up losing a Grenadier which angered me. However, I’ve felt that the Tank Grenadier Medic combo had been slowly running its course. So I finally made the switch in swapping Grenadiers for Bombardiers and the result was a clean stage 7.
Haven’t done a recent blog for Flashback and decided to write a small one just to put more thoughts down. Main thing is that I’ve been leveling a witch/Necromancer using SRS but I’m starting to feel less enthusiastic. Although the experience has been fine, my desire to play her slowly has been diminishing. In turn, my eye is aimed at another build: Champion Ground Slam.