Inches Gained: A Short Week Survived

Where to even start?  Mostly because there isn’t much to report since I got some writing done and that was about it.  I’m 6 chapters away from the end of Warlord of the Forgotten Age, which shouldn’t take more than 2 weeks.  Fingers are crossed that I can release the next book right after I finish, but things have been chaotic.  This time of year is always tough to get everything together.  Still, I’m holding onto hope that I get everything out before Christmas.  Thinking of doing a Kindle Countdown on the first collection of Legends of Windemere books around that time too.  It’ll kick off after the release since if it’s a last minute thing.

I started scheduling some January posts, but that isn’t very interesting.  Some of the presents for my son came in, but are waiting until the holidays.  One of them is a 940 piece Lego set, which I spent a few minutes staring at like it’s going to be my personal Mount Everest.  He helps for a bit, but runs off after 15-20 minutes.  Sometimes he leaves with the instructions too.  I will admit that this giant thing looks awesome.  I can write all this here because he doesn’t read my blog.

Thanksgiving was fun with good conversations, new friends, good food, and a few new drinks for me to taste.  We have round two today with family visiting, so I’m not getting any writing done.  Not unless I sneak some in before noon.  Tomorrow is Moana in the morning and maybe some writing in the afternoon.  The thing is that I ended the week at the end of a big chapter.  The Baron’s games are at an end, the champions have battled through twists and revelations that could no longer be hidden, and now they get to come face-to-face.  It feels like a big scene that I should take seriously.  Doing it Monday after biking makes more sense, so maybe I’ll use free time to do more January posts.  Get that off my plate to make more editing room for the next two books.

I still don’t know what I’m going to write next year.  I know I can do another Ichabod, Bedlam, and/or Raven story.  The thing is that those are still small and side projects.  The big one will be done and waiting for editing and publishing.  There is a December post that touches on this, but I’ll admit to being flooded with doubts and fear.  Pretty sure I’ve said this before.  The stand alone book that covers something leftover from Legends of Windemere might be a nice bridge even though I probably won’t publish it until the summer of 2018.  Don’t want to release a book with spoilers too close to the finale.  It really would only reveal the survivors, dead, and various fates, but those are important pieces.  Beyond that, I need to strongly consider entering the realm of the Dawn Fangs with War of Nightfall or The Nightfall War.  Still deciding between those two series titles.  Thinking of having each book title be a single word.  Maybe I’ll do a test run of titles in January and see what people think.

That’s really all I can think about talking about today.  People really enjoyed several of the posts this week, which made me happy.  Getting harder and harder to come up with subjects since I’ve been at this for so long.  Things might pick up when I have a new series to promote since the current one runs too many spoiler risks.  A benefit of the vampire series is that the stories are rather self-contained.  Every book has the same characters with some new editions, but the adventures center around events that transform the vampire world.  For example, the first one is when the Dawn Fangs first show up.  The next one is a couple decades later when a strange Dawn Fang appears and they learn something else about the species.  Not going to say what.  Now, I’m just rambling and letting my mind wander.

Goals for the week:

  1. Write 3-4 chapters.
  2. Develop a hatred of leftovers.
  3. Sit down with wife to look at anime deals on Amazon since we have $60 in gift cards.  The kid already made out like a holiday bandit.
  4. Do a few January posts.
  5. Dance like nobody is looking because nobody will be looking.
  6. Swear it was like that when I got there.
  7. Listen again to ‘Free by Powerman 5000’ because it is a song I can really relate too.
  8. Bike a bit.
  9. Continue being subjected to ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ and ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’.  Attempt begging for ‘Angry Birds’, ‘Lego Movie’, or any other movies.
  10. Find new depths of disappointment in the human race and contemplate the idea that we’re actually the dumbest species on the planet.
  11. Regret writing #10 and not deleting it.
  12. See if the NY Giants can get 6 wins in a row.

(Looks like the WordPress app on my phone is locked or something.  Not showing any new notifications.  This is how it went south last time.)

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 Inches Gained: A Short Week Survived

  1. Great post… Good luck with your goals for the week.


  2. I have to agree with #10. Have a good week.


  3. If it helps, I like The Nightfall War. (I know you didn’t ask.) I’m not feeling it at all right now on my blogging front. Company left this AM and there are still too many distractions to get anything accomplished. With a few exceptions like the interviews, I rarely blog ahead. I write them on the fly and skip a day if nothing comes to me. We’re overloaded with leftovers, and may go out tonight anyway, just for the fresh air and change of scenery. (And menu.)


  4. L. Marie says:

    When I babysat a little boy a few years ago, he wanted to watch Finding Nemo over and over. To this day, I can’t watch that movie.
    I’m glad you’re making progress on your book and had a great Thanksgiving! Which anime will you get?
    Some friends and I saw Fantastic Beasts over the holiday weekend.


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