I had grand plans for the weekend–Watcher of the Woods to finish another pass on, Silent All These Years to make some significant word count on, and I’ve started Hell Fire (next year’s Elis serial at Patreon). I did get December’s Patreon vignette done–set during Livi’s Christmas after Charon’s Gold–but I woke Saturday with a headache and it was hours before I could function, so that put an end to that.
Not meds this time–I think it’s lack of sleep, eye strain, and stress. But I popped my electronics on Do Not Disturb and slept, and I’m much better today.
Black Friday sales are popping up early, so I broke down and got A Plague Tale: Requiem, which I’ve really been looking forward to. Innocence was such a great little gem I bought on a whim years ago (give me a female main character and I’m about 60% sold already) and was quite pleased with it.
It wears its TLoU influence on its sleeve while managing to be its own thing, and I replayed that this weekend in preparation for the sequel. Still mad about the dog (I skip that cutscene when replaying). Still mad about the pig (I don’t even look back at that). Still mad about Rodric (the only side character I truly loved). But it’s still a great game, and I’m going to play Requiem for a few hours today, prepared to have my heart broken.
Playing plague games during a plague is apparently a thing for me.
Speaking of Black Friday sales, I started mine early due to the Twitterpocalypse–without Twitter, I basically wouldn’t sell any premade covers. Since I’m still on the boat–or, rather, floating on debris above the frigid water at this point–the coupon this time is MYHEARTWILLGOON and you can get 30% off them until the end of the month.
If I’ve got time (ahaha), I’ve got stock to use up so there might be a few additional ones added in another week or so. All sales are helping to pad Shawn’s dental surgery fund. And possibly helping to buy me games for my PS5 that I’m excited about.
That code also works at Payhip for 30% off all my ebooks (though if you’re on Patreon, that discount code is better–got get discounts with that).
I’m going to finish some chores and play my new game and try to continue to rest with some silence here at Chez Skyla for a bit–and attempt to not feel guilty for not getting enough writing done. The downside of finishing three WIPs and writing three new ones last year is that anything less than feels like I’m slacking (though, of course, half of what I’m doing right now is revising the hot messes I created last year, so I guess it all evens out).