Wiping My Hands Clean & Looking Ahead

That’s it.  The paranormal thriller is done as far as a first draft and I’m taking a step away from writing until Monday.  (Outlining and notes are still allowed.)  I’ll admit that I’m glad to be away from this project.  All of it was strange.  Once I got into the last chapter section, I felt my mood lighten and more energized.  Not surprised since this was a draining book to write and I’m not even sure how good it is.  Let me just explain how rough this was with a story I kept out of the Monday post:

There’s a scene where a character has to be driven to the point of vomiting.  Pressure and stress build as he freaks out over something.  Well, this is the scene that told me something was wrong with me while writing this.  Care to guess why?  No details, but I was too successful in driving the character to the correct point.  Got a little too close there and it might explain why it felt like I was pulling back after that point.  We’ll see what happens when I let people read it.

Anyway, the beast is dead and I get to look toward greener pastures.  After some errands . . . and appointments . . . and a birthday party on Saturday . . . and another on Sunday . . . and laundry at some point . . . and cleaning my pollen-coated car.  I swear, I’ll get an hour of rest even if it kills all of my enemies.  Whatever it takes to get myself back together in time to tackle Book 11 on Monday.  Been away from Windemere for far too long.

Some other things to remember from this side of reality:

Ichabod Brooks & the City of Beasts Cover Reveal this Friday!

Possible TWUBS Chat from 8-11 PM EST on Saturday, May 30th!

Now I’m off to bike, shower, and bide my time until the pizzeria is open long enough for me to get the stuff I want.  They don’t always have the gourmet pizzas ready upon opening, so best to give them an hour or so.

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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25 Responses to Wiping My Hands Clean & Looking Ahead

  1. Oloriel says:

    Enjoy that pizza, Charles, as a nice interlude to return to Wildemere. I am very intruiged by the scene you are describing.


    • Thanks. It’s a late scene with spoilers, so I don’t think I can put it up there. I’m letting my editor and alpha reader look at the story before I even consider other people. So fingers crossed that it can make the cut. If not then at least I tried.

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      • Oloriel says:

        I hope it does, if that is best for the book. Often times I think I go overboard with my ‘writing’, so I let someone else take the rein because I am often most fond of the scenes I wrote that other people find unfitting or uncomfortable.
        But, at least we ‘let them out’, ey? 😀


      • Good point. At least this one is out of my head and no longer a ‘what if?’ scenario. Clears my mind for other stuff.


  2. L. Marie says:

    Oh Charles. I’m glad that book is done. Wow. You really went through something, didn’t you?
    I assume that you’ll send a file along so we can share in the cover reveal on our blogs?


  3. Enjoy your treat and a brief rest.


  4. Enjoy your break. 😀


  5. Enjoy your time off and find the time to re-energize. I can’t wait to read more of your work. 🙂


  6. Congratulations on winning the battle! Enjoy your down time 🙂


  7. Let me know if you need a beta for the thriller 🙂

    As for the cover reveal, it’s scheduled. Looking forward to tomorrow!


    • Thanks. Actually, I just found out that the link to my blog doesn’t work in the file I sent. As for the thriller, I’ll let you know when I get to the beta reader part. I think it’s a project that I want to put away for a while. Wouldn’t be releasing it until next year anyway.

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  8. M T McGuire says:

    Lovely job! Congratulations. Enjoy your Pizza!




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