Goal Post: F*&$ the Weather

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Opening Rant:  So, I planned on walking to the barber for a haircut.  It used to be close by and now it’s a healthy walk away.  Of course it starts raining.  This is the 3rd or 4th time I’ve tried to get my haircut in the last two months with weather issues or something else.  You might be wondering why I don’t drive there.  Shaggy, annoying hair isn’t life threatening, so I see no reason to waste gas on a trip that I can walk to.  Call me stubborn or immature, which makes we wonder why you’re talking to my family.  I simply want to take a nice walk with a destination and the joy of not being dependent on a money-drinking machine.  People drive too much in this family anyway.  I really do think I was able to keep in better shape when I had to walk or bike everywhere.

As they sinus headache sets in, I’m going to try to get to the point of this post.  That’s really just a list of goals that don’t seem to change much.

  2. Write a chapter of Curse of the Dark Wind.
  3. Accept that Allure of the Gypsies won’t sell 1,000 in its first month, but it came damn close.
  4. Design a few characters for War of the Tainted.
  5. Get used to writing 2014 on checks.
  6. Read  more of The Kings of Clonmel.
  7. Stay up until midnight on New Years and then crawl into bed at 12:01 AM.
  8. Fine tune writing/publishing plan of 2014.
  9. Continue wondering how over 300 channels can still have nothing on.  Also, why I can only find Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on the movie channels.  8 movie series and they only play the 2nd one?

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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27 Responses to Goal Post: F*&$ the Weather

  1. You still write checks????

    Hope you get a haircut soon.


    • Only for one thing, but my wife does a lot of them. I hope I get the haircut soon too. It really depends on somebody watching Aidan and when this place is open. They used to be closer, so showing up when they weren’t open wasn’t as big a deal.


  2. LindaGHill says:

    I’m with Pamela… you still write cheques?
    *buys you an umbrella*


  3. Props for being stubborn and not driving! I wish we could do that, but, sadly, the only thing within walking distance of us is cows. 😉


  4. 300 channels and there’s nothing on. Twenty million books, they’re always on, and many are actually excellent. We should all replace our t.v.’s with libraries. 🙂


  5. Green Embers says:

    I just got my hair cut, so I totally understand. I hadn’t had it cut for three months. Hope you can make it there! (I agree no need to waste gas on it). Good luck with your goals this week!!


  6. Walking to get a hair cut just makes the rest of us look bad. 😉 Thanks a lot. 😀


  7. Jack Flacco says:

    Like you, I found it a complete waste of time to go get my haircut. It seemed like a futile, senseless venture filled with angst and trepidation. That’s why last year I’d decided I was going to learn how to cut my own hair. At first, it felt as if I was going to lose a battle of guts and brawn, but sure enough, I managed to pull off the impossible and cut my own hair. It’s wasn’t as bad as I’d thought. Nowadays, it takes me half-an-hour and I get that feeling of pride and joy that you’d get when you’ve accomplished the impossible. Well, at least that’s the way it feels!

    You’re doing amazing with Allure of the Gypsies. Keep the momentum going, Charles. You’re doing awesome!


    • I tried once and I get impatient too quickly. The only hard part is getting to the place. I get it short, so I have a few months before I need another.

      Thanks. Ranger Martin is still going strong too from what I saw.


  8. Where do you guys live where you can get a haircut on Sunday? Oh man you’re not talking barber school are you?


  9. Myas says:

    Under 1000! I was totally surprised when I received an email from Amazon that said $2.36 was to be direct-deposited. Now I’ve either sold 1 & 1/2 books, most likely of the first one, or it’s part of that Kindle borrowers stipend. I think my New Year’s wish is to be a grown up writer like you someday!

    The other thing, it’s been B.C. (before children) since I’ve owned raincoats, an authentic trench coat included in that nifty all there is to spend money on is me collection – I still can’t stop smiling about the umbrella, been there – and being a hard-core walker, a high-end raincoat with a hood seeing the hat will get blown away but our loss in that is you won’t be writing about how it happened.

    You’ve made my night!


    • Sounds like the borrowers thing. I’m not at the paying bills writer stage yet, but I’m getting there. Hoping the momentum keeps up and I can make a real living by the end of next year.

      I had a raincoat, but my wife hated the look of it and tossed it. Simple blue slicker. Problem is that it’s a cold and windy rain, which made things just barely unbearable. Tends to be a bad idea if I’m nearly drenched by the end of the block. 😀


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