Flexible Goals and Going for the Distance

(The original orchestral version I attached couldn’t be played outside of YouTube.)

Wow.  Looking at the remaining scheduled posts, I don’t have much time left here.  At least for being a daily entity.  15 scheduled posts left since I prepped the first week of 2015 already.  Always looking for topics and skit requests.  I’m having trouble distinguishing the Monday stuff from Wednesday since both may deal with writing.  One might be setting up for debates and the other more ‘what I think/list/whatever’.  I’ll figure it out as I go along, but it’s going to be an odd 2 weeks from here on out.

The reason for the oddness is that I won’t be around much.  My phone and the WordPress app have a tentative relationship like Spider-Man and Venom.  Most days I’ll be wrangling the child and only be on in the morning and evening.  There are a few family outings too because it’s vacation time.  We’re negotiating for me to get some writing time at night or on days when other people have off.  I wrote the first 5 chapters of Book 9, which is great since it puts me ahead for January.  The first two months of next year will be really busy outside of the computer.

Curse of the Dark Wind is doing great and I hope to see it keep going strong.  I’m getting some good responses on Netgalley too.  Feel free to click on the image of Beginning of a Hero on the sidebar to give a look.

This is a boring post, but that’s really all I’ve been up to.  Writing like a madman to get ahead since I’m ‘losing’ two weeks.  I got 3 sections done every day, which is like the old days.  I’ll get back to that soon enough.  A few notes and goals:

  1. All the posts this week are the TOP VIEWED ones from the last 2 years.  Not counting reblogs and promo stuff because those wouldn’t make much sense to redo.  So enjoy some blasts from the past.
  2. Hoping to get some writing done, but I’ll be happy just to get to my notebook.
  3. Book 9 is shaping up to be an amazing investigation into Delvin’s past and Nyx’s inner turmoil.  I haven’t even gotten to the Dawn Fangs yet.
  4. I really want to tackle Book 11 for some reason.
  5. Busy, busy, busy.
  6. I made it to #39 with Curse of the Dark Wind, but I couldn’t post it in time.  If the numbers are back in the morning then I’ll put at the bottom . . . also if I remember because I plan on sleeping in . . . I doubt I will, but I hope to.
  7. Poor Timoran.
  8. Poor Trinity.
  9. I’m really just procrastinating because I hear people downstairs wondering where I am.
  10. Going to go over the Book 10 outline to see how much has to get changed.  Though I wonder if I should wait until I get at least halfway through Book 9.
  11. Calling it a post now.  Happy Holidays!

Added at 8:35 AM–



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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13 Responses to Flexible Goals and Going for the Distance

  1. estyree says:

    Is there a lock on the writing room door? Because you could always “accidentally” break the lock and get stuck for a while 😉

    Book 11 might need to be integrated with book 10 – or skip 10 all together for now. But make sure to keep migraine medication and erasers close at hand!

    Merry Christmas


    • What writing room? I have no space here. I work on the bed or at the dining room table.

      I think you lost me on the second paragraph. Integration would create a 50 chapter, over 1,000 page book. As for skipping, that would cause severe continuity issues.


  2. Happy Holidays Charles! It’s been a crazy old year. My wishes for you are your own writing room and every other little thing that you’ve been wanting in 2015. I still think it’s so awesome that you’ve accomplished all that you have in corners and on beds, and when you finally get the space you deserve it will all have been worth it. And thank you so much for all your support for a little indie like me – I really appreciate every bit of it. May all your dreams come true. 🙂


  3. Happy Holidays Charles.


  4. Oloriel says:

    Happy Holidays! I know I havent been around much, but am happy to hear about the book rankings and such! Enjoy the writing and the vacation time, together, as much as it is possible and I am looking forward to being your reader in 2015 as well! 😀


    • Thanks. Happy Holidays to you too. I’m looking forward to the ‘vacation’ time. Just hope the weather is good enough to do some stuff with the little master. Got some interesting stories to telling 2015. 😀


  5. Happy holidays. 🙂


  6. M T McGuire says:

    Happy Christmas, or possibly Hanuka? Good luck with the writing goals.




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