October 5th, 2020 – 740

It’s taking a while to shed this year’s stress, that’s for sure. I’ve kept myself to myself for much of today, and I’m still burned out on the minimal contact I’ve had with the outside world. I’ve managed to avoid take-out as a comfort blanket, but I don’t see myself keeping that up. Still think by the time I’m back at work on the 12th I’ll be recharged, but in the meantime it’s not a pleasant process putting it all back together. I’ve been fragile, and that’s already led to at least one faux par.

Is it weird it’s not work I feel I’m recharging from, but even now The Wanderer? I finished that book well over a month ago, and it’s still tearing at my brain as if I put it down yesterday. I’ve never had that experience writing a story before now. So, that’s going to make my next statement a bit baffling: I’ve decided it will go on WattPad after all. I know, that sounds crazy, but I’ve been thinking about it a lot as I write TWR and there’s no escaping one salient fact: The Wanderer is important to the canon. I can summarise it for people in a “skip this book” chapter, but I’d only damage the other books if I didn’t upload. So, that’ll be an interesting Wattys entry…

Maybe then it’ll stop haunting me…