A little bit late, but happy New Year! Because it has been a while again since my last blog post, and especially since the last time I told what I am working on personally, a post which looks back on December and at the same time one with a few short updates on how I'm doing.
Briefly said, December wasn't a great month. I didn't look forward much on starting with my second book and that caused me being a bit sad for over a week. In the end I decided to start on my book earlier than planned, and luckily this helped for a moment. If you have followed the log of the word count
then you probably have noticed that the work has stopped again, which again makes me restless. I have managed to finish the first chapter around the turn of the year, so the start has been made, but on this moment I can't manage to continue.
One of the reasons for it, or perhaps a consequence because of the stress, is that I am currently not feeling fine physically. I have a nasty cough for the past week or two that just will not go away and because of the many coughs I get headaches, my stomach hurts and I sleep badly. Because of the bad sleeping and because of the holidays I have a shifted and irregular sleep rhythm, but I'm already working on fixing that. When I have my sleep rhythm under control again I hope that I will manage to write each day again, and if the stress because of my book is gone, I hope I will quickly get better. We shall see.
Another reason is because I have been quite busy and partly still am. This is partly because the world championship darts in the second half of the past month, but this has ended since past Monday and thus I hope to have some more time. I also started on a new project with a few others that consumes much of my time. I cannot say much about it, but it suffices to know that I am programming a lot with PHP again and I hope that within a few months it will be a small source of income.
December was also not a pleasant month due to the holidays. Whatever is attempted to make of Christmas and New Year, it often becomes a letdown. There were also plenty of fun moments of course, but because of a personal problem I have right now, I would have preferred that these holidays weren't there this year. I don't want to say more about it, but this also caused that work on my book stopped.
As I predicted
it was a quiet month for music and games. The only new music I have is a new album by a small band that I sometimes listen to, Nekrogoblikon, but this album came out in June aleady and so it was just like New Keepers of the Water Towers last month that I found out late that they had released something new. Also on the game area it has been quiet. I temporarily stopped Skyrim, partly because of the busy times and partly because I just played too much, and I still have to start with Assassin's Creed Revelations, although I finally have it now, thanks to my sister and her boyfriend who gave it as a present for Christmas.
I guess I will stay busy for the comming time, so I do not expect that I will be posting a lot in January, unless something big comes up in the news that I have an opinion on just like last time
. Meanwhile, I will also do some minor updates to the site and try to activate the domain names. I think I will post a retrospect post in February again, so see you in a month!