Did Things Go To Plan? HA HA HA!

Chasing Bedlam Coming Next Week!

The hope is I’ll get it set up on Monday and make the big announcement on Tuesday, which is when I’ll send the HTML to all the volunteers.  Thank you again for helping out with this.

This week didn’t exactly go as planned.  That 4 section day last week must have been a fluke because it’s been a struggle to get 3 a day.  I’m actually writing this on Thursday in order to use all of Friday to write.  Let’s be honest.  I’ll probably fail and miss finishing 2 Ichabod Brooks stories by one section.  On the plus side, the story I have to get through this time has an old friend returning and I can get a section done tonight.  No way I’m getting to that 3rd one and next week is the only one I have before my son gets a week off from school.  This is actually EXACTLY what was going on around this time of year in 2016.  Not sure if that’s a good or bad thing.  Just let me get to March with at least 9 of the 12 stories under my belt.  That’s all I ask at this point.

Here’s where things get really funny in regards to identical incidents.  Last year, I was chugging along on Legends of Windemere: The Spirit Well and had my schedule marked up nicely.  Then a snowstorm hit and the kid was home.  This caused a delay and resulted in my hurting myself while shoveling.  By the time I recovered, he was on his Winter Break and I was trying to figure out how to get Crossing Bedlam some more traction.  I find myself in the same position with Life & Times of Ichabod Brooks and Chasing Bedlam.  A plus side is that I won’t be putting a ton of money and promo stuff on ‘Bedlam’ since I’m low on funds.  Windemere takes precedence, so I have to depend on word of mouth and the reviews of strangers to push ‘Bedlam’.  Needless to say, I’m trying to prepare myself for pain.

(ADDITION: Friday ended up being a snow day too.  Tried to get back in the saddle and got shot before I could reach the horse.)

Writing and shoveling was really it for the week.  At least it should be ending on a good note.  By the time this post goes live, I’ll be . . . probably on my way to a mall food court for lunch.  Already got the tickets for our Valentine’s Day movie, which will be JOHN WICK CHAPTER 2.  Harder to pull off than one would think since the local theaters are putting a lot of faith in 50 Shades.  The nearest one isn’t even showing John Wick, so we’re going a little further and have to catch a later showing.  Nothing says fun like hanging around a mall for 2 hours.  The stores we typically wander around are gone or would result in the wife spending too much money.  I’m looking at you, Hot Topic.  Then again, that place isn’t what it used to be.

I’ll get back to the one or two comments on this post tonight.  Maybe.  We taped THE NICE GUYS a few weeks ago and really should get around to watching that.  Although, that might only stop me from writing.  It’s hard to think straight since I’m all achy and chilled from shoveling.

One thing I’m trying to figure out is what I had planned for April.  This is when the next Windemere book is supposed to go live.  I wanted to start with a full week of posts that focus on Luke Callindor’s relationships, which are all at risk in Ritual of the Lost Lamb.  I have Nyx, Sari, and Kira as the main ones.  The thing is that I’m not sure if I should do individual ones for the others.  Timoran, Delvin, and Dariana could be in one post since they don’t have the lover/sister thing with Luke.  Fizzle should definitely have a solo one, but I keep wondering if I’m missing someone else.  This would be the week that leads up to my birthday and the release.  Believe that hits right on Passover and my son’s Spring Break too.  Just can’t win around this time of year.

I had other thoughts swimming around, but I’m not sure what to do about them.  New ideas and reforged ones that connect to those dang superheroes.  Still debating on if I should keep them in Windemere or move them back to Earth.  All depends on how much freedom of setting I want since Earth means I need to pick real places.  Level of technology and magic are influences too.  One of these days I’ll figure it out.

Goals of the week?

  1. Publish Chasing Bedlam and do promos.
  2. Write 2 more Ichabod Brooks stories.
  3. Poke at the ‘never to be published’ idea when I can’t write.
  4. Laundry
  5. Watch JOHN WICK 2.
  6. Watch more Soul Eater.

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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12 Responses to Did Things Go To Plan? HA HA HA!

  1. I’ll run out anything you want, except for Thursdays. I have those promised.

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  2. I think I signed up for this, if not, I’d like to volunteer. How do you get SO much done? Wow, you and Craig like have all these projects going at once! How do you keep them straight?

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    • I have you on the list. Doesn’t feel like I get much done though. Think it’s because I used to have more free time and energy, so I keep comparing now to then. As far as keeping things straight, I have things fairly organized here and know what I can get done in certain situations.

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      • I think that’s my problem too. I used to have longer stretches to devote to things. Now, I am running back and forth, taking the kids where they need to go, picking them up and it wears me out. I’m trying to get a rhythm going though.

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      • I almost got a rhythm. Then it snowed, my terrible shoveling technique did my back in, and another chronic issue was set off by that. I tend to be one of my worst enemies. Not sure defeating myself will help since the attempts are always rough in the face.

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      • I think we all tend to over extend ourselves to get things done.

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  3. Reblogged this on Don Massenzio's Blog and commented:
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