Goals of a Tired Man

Last week was rough with several family ‘events’ and a snowstorm.  I can’t say I got very far with my goals because I simply didn’t have the time.  When I did have the time, I found myself slipping into a depression from the stress and chaos.  This is fairly easy to do because I’m always tense.  A few days of delays, stress, and pressure can really knock me down the emotional ladder.  I’m still trying to drag myself up, but this week might be easier.

I’ve decided to take the first week of February off from book writing for two reasons.  One is that this week heads to the Super Bowl and I’m already seeing signs of late week cleaning chaos.  My family throws a party every year, which means certain people will be acting like the sky is falling on Saturday.  The other reason is my good friend Greg is supposed to hang out here for a few days the following week.  We’ll see what happens, but I won’t be as active on those days.  Then again, I got the WordPress app working on my iPhone, so I won’t be totally out of things.

I could easily finish the outlining goals this week since I’m in the minor character designs and then I have to make a sequence of events.  This puts me into the next future idea, which is a headache.  The Elysium Saga!  I’ve talked about this one once before and how the game was a scavenger hunt.  Wouldn’t translate too well to books, so I have to figure out what to do.  I don’t know if I should make another post to voice my thoughts and get opinions or stick with this one.  If anything, I’ll need to really sit down and think about the pieces of the story.  It’s one of the core series of Windemere with the same impact as Legends, Clyde, Darwin, and Sin.  Maybe I can bounce a few ideas off Greg once I get a few drinks in him . . . and me.

Anyway, here’s the plan for the week

  1. Finish outlining/planning War of the Tainted.
  2. Continue reading The Crimson League.  Might take a day or two to see if I can finish it off.  Halfway done right now.
  3. Promote other books and look into a few curious marketing ideas.
  4. Clean and prepare for Super Bowl.
  5. Start thinking of The Elysium Saga.  Make a plotline list and anything to help focus.  It might require junking the game notes.
  6. Improve my mood.  More challenging than one thinks.
  7. Find something else to do while the TV is taken over by the person who wants to watch the Grammys.
  8. Eat, drink, and be Merry . . . or Pippin.

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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21 Responses to Goals of a Tired Man

  1. sknicholls says:

    I hope your friend vising won’t let you fall too far into a slump. You keep yourself too busy sometimes.

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    • My friend visiting is one of the few positive things going on. I still get to talk about writing and my ideas, so I get ‘work’ done. I’m really already in a slump with not much positive coming out of it. This might be a week of catching up, but I’ve already seen signs that it’s simply going to be another mess. Even worse, I seem to have lost the small corner of the table that I did my writing on. Writing books is going to be a lot tougher this year.

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  2. Goal 0. Get a good rest, then feel like you’re awake? 🙂 Good luck with your goals; especially, #6.

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  3. Sounds quite challenging, I wish you the best.

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  4. Okay, sending good vibes. Enjoy your friend time!! Maybe the two of you could do a bit of earplug shopping? #7 is tough… especially if the desk is no longer yours. I can relate.

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  5. C. Miller says:

    It seems like you and I have gotten bit by the same cruddy bug.
    I sincerely hope you start feeling better soon, and I really hope taking some time off does wonders for you.

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