Future Happy Turkey Devouring Day!

First, a whoopie cushion has been introduced to the house.  So there will be breaks to blow that up and stick it under the 5-year-old’s shirt.  Then he either squishes it or belly bumps the wall for the funny noise.

Second, this week will have the results of that poll I did back for the favorite characters.  Each day will have an excerpt with one of the winners.  In other words, spoilers may appear in the posts.

Third, I’ve been getting a lot of Twitter activity by retweeting other authors.  I stopped posting personal stuff there because I’m not witty or interesting when I only have 140 characters to work with.  I am trying to figure a few things out though.  I try for a tweet every 3-4 hours give or take and I switch up the books some days.  Yet, I tried one day of a tweet every 2 hours and that created a lot of activity.  Not sure if I should make that a weekly thing where I pick a day to do it again.  Does it equal sales?  A few, but the networking is what I’m aiming for now.

Yeah . . . nothing happened this week.  I edited, I cared for son, I cooked dinners, I ate food, I believe I slept, and the Internet acted up on the one day I put aside to get extra editing done.  You might wonder why that last one disrupted editing.  Well, I spent a bunch of time trying to fix it and then lamenting the loss of Pandora when I felt I needed it most.  Like I said, not much happened this week and I’m not really sure what else to say about it.

Actually, there was one BIG thing.  I have another podcast interview coming up on Eat, Sleep, Write.  It’s a fun chat about fantasy world creation.  I’ll make a post as soon as it goes live, so I hope to hear what people think.

This week is going to be brief because of Thanksgiving.  My goal is to get Book 7 edited before the holiday since I’m doing a bunch of the cooking.  After Thanksgiving, I plan on editing Book 8 before the 2 week Christmas Recess.  This clears 2015 for writing new stuff since those 2 weeks will be hectic.  Hopefully I’ll have ‘Curse of the Dark Wind’ released by then, but we’ll see what happens.  Things are moving, but this time of year seems to be chaotic for everyone.  Guess a plus side is that nobody is really bugging me about releasing the book this time.  So either people are patient, people realize that I do tentative deadlines, or nobody cares.  Either way, the book will be released as soon as the editing and cover art are done.

Goals for the week:

  1. Finish editing Book 7.  Less than 100 pages to go.
  2. Read more of Ranger’s Apprentice: Emperor of Nihon-Ja.
  3. Fiddle with ‘Project Phoenix’ and ‘Sutyra’.
  4. Bike, eat, and sleep.
  5. Watch ‘The Lego Movie’ with son.
  6. Present shopping for an upcoming birthday.
  7. Avoid Black Friday.
  8. Maybe start editing Book 8.  Just discovered that it’s actually about 30 pages shorter than ‘Curse of the Dark Wind’.  Kind of concerned about that considering all that happens in there.  It’s a pure character development book that sets things up for the next one, but I thought there was more meat to it.  Then again, this is also the book that lost 3 chapters to the dead hard drive, so I might find that I rushed through the ending out of frustration.  I do remember some of it got streamlined.

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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18 Responses to Future Happy Turkey Devouring Day!

  1. sknicholls says:

    Enjoy the movie. Eat lots of good food 🙂 Only fart (cushion) when appropriate 🙂


    • Hoping to not eat too much. We’re doing something small since it’s only four of us this year. The kid doesn’t count since he’s on the Mac & Cheese, Chicken Nugget, yogurt, and cupcake diet. So it’s only going to be some cornish hens, a salad, and 2 side dishes.


  2. happy T day as well.


  3. Ellespeth says:

    That kid sounds hilarious – boinging off the walls 😛 Even though will just be two if us, we’re having turkey. Tomorrow evening is a family dinner – I’m making some kind of Irish lamb stew. Oooo!


  4. Is the revelation that you are ‘not witty or interesting when I only have 140 characters to work with’ suggestive of the fact that you think you are when you have more characters to work with? Just kidding. I find you both witty and interesting in much less than 140 characters, Charles. Hours of fun to be had with the whoopie cushion, or woofie cushion as we have for the dogs, although blowing them up continually can be a bit of a fart.


    • I think so. I don’t like be restrained because I like a good running start for my wit. Kind of like having to prime a temperamental lawn mower.

      Blowing the damn thing up is a headache. Though the kid figured it out, so I’m not entirely needed any more. That is unless he wants me to stick it under his shirt or have him fly around the room to eventually land on the thing.

      By the way, it seems you’ve been away for so long that WordPress asked me to approve your comment. So you’ve been re-registered here. 😉


  5. Ah, yes, Thanksgiving. That’s when American celebrate their ancestors’ inability to farm, right? :b And, judging by every sitcom I’ve ever watched, do so by arguing with family members over a stuffed turkey.

    Maybe I’ve got some of the details mixed up, of course… 🙂


    • At this point it’s hard to say. I think it’s evolved more into a time to spend being thankful for what you have and to be with loved ones. Though it’s becoming more of a shopping day. It’s strange in a way because a lot of people who celebrate don’t come from that first group of travelers, but they still celebrate.


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