On To . . . He Has Another Break?

First of all:

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There we go with the promotional part of this post.  Might do another tomorrow since I totally forgot what I was going to write about.  It’s been one of those weeks where things were busy and tiring.  The proof is that I managed to sleep later and it was one of those deep sleeps instead of my usual lightweight, easily stirred style.  Guess stuff finally caught up to me after I released the latest adventure of Cassidy and Lloyd.  Funny how it doesn’t seem right to me if their names are put in reverse.  Is it alphabetical or because Cassidy came first in the planning stage?  Something to ponder in the future.

Managed to finish Resurrection Bowl and Toy Tower for the Ichabod Brooks collection.  This leaves me with four more stories to write and then I can figure out the next stage.  Was thinking of beta readers who can finish reading the 11 stories by May and search for a cover artist.  Oh, I did realize one oopsie on my part with this short story collection.  I may have been saying that I had 12 stories planned.  Seems I really only have 11 and it’s always been that way.  Imagine my confusion when I counted how many were left and then counted how many I remember writing.  Needless to say there was a lot of notebook rummaging on that one.

I mentioned yesterday that I’m going to start in on setting up the April posts.  My son has his Winter Break all week, so I’ll only have nights to work.  Figure I can get Ichabod Brooks & the Jester Flute written using the weekend and Monday when the wife is around.  Then I’ll use nights to prep for April.  There’s a big family event going on at the beginning of that month, so March may be more chaotic than I realize.  As far as next week goes, I’ll have my hands full entertaining the munchkin.  We need to get fitted for suits for the event, but I also promised LEGO BATMAN and want to go to a local preserve for some fun on a day that’s slated to be warm.  This means I’ll be rather tired by the time the sun goes down, so aiming for a 5 section short story and April posts is probably the best idea.

Dang it.  Almost remembered what I was going to post about tomorrow.  Forgot and now I don’t remember what I was doing for Tuesday.  Maybe it was a John Wick Chapter 2 review.  Honestly, I shouldn’t do much on Sunday because I won’t be near a computer that much.  Going to have a lot of company and I’ll be solo-parenting that day too.  I’ll have the phone, but the instant my son sees that, he asks to look up baby animals, superheroes, and supervillains.  Oddly proud that he’s asking to look up characters like Clayface and Poison Ivy.  Still won’t let him near the collection though.

Something else I need to figure out is what to do in March.  I’ll probably finish the Ichabod Brooks stories by the 10th, but I shouldn’t tackle any projects that require me staying on point for the rest of the month.  That April event, which happens right before my birthday and my son’s Spring Break . . . How the hell do I get anything done here?  My point is that I can’t take on a full writing project like the post-Legends of Windemere story, Derailing Bedlam, or the first War of Nightfall books.  Kind of a shame because I’m missing a full month.  I’m considering editing the last two Legends of Windemere book in March, but I don’t know if I’d finish in time.  Another idea is to tackle the next Dawn Addison book that will be posted throughout October.  It’s rather low key and short.  I can edit Book 14th if I finish that one with the three weeks.  31 sections and 3 sections a day?  Totally possible.  Then again, there’s that unpublishable project I keep poking at.  Could just do that one in March and get it out of my head.

Okay, I’ve rambled enough to myself here.  Time to state the goals:

  1. Write Ichabod Brooks & the Jester Flute.
  2. Write the April posts.
  3. See Lego Batman.
  4. Go to an animal place or nature preserve.
  5. Cook dinners.
  6. Read more Fairy Tail.
  7. Fiddle with the unpublishable story.  Honestly, this one is starting to simply bug me at this point since I can’t do anything with it even if I finish it.


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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28 Responses to On To . . . He Has Another Break?

  1. We’re going to The Great Wall tonight. It looks fun. No writing until Monday, but I may work on blog stuff tomorrow.


    • Just wrote up a sort of review of John Wick Chapter 2 for tomorrow. So wish I could see that movie again . . . and again . . . and again. DVD comes out in May and I’m already planning to claim a day for a John Wick marathon.

      I’ve heard mixed stuff about The Great Wall. It does look like fun, so I can’t figure out why people are complaining. They’ve been doing that for months too. I’m curious about it simply because I read it was made in China and made to appeal to American audiences too. Kind of like what Hollywood does for some foreign markets, but aimed at us this time.

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      • All I’ve seen is the complaining that the cast is too white. Standard bitching these days, and I don’t care at all. Makes sense to have a big actor in the film.


      • That’s what I saw, which is oddly ridiculous at this point. This isn’t a Hollywood movie. As you said, it makes sense to put a big actor in there. The Chinese makers picked Matt Damon to appeal to us and I’m betting their now confused on why people are complaining. Same thing seems to be happening with ‘Ghost in the Shell’. It’s funny in a way. This means that foreign movie producers can’t pander or cater to us while ours do it to foreign markets all the time.

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      • I’m just over the whole modern butt hurt mentality that infects everything these days. Let’s all boycott something because it wasn’t written exactly the way I wanted. Same with casting, costumes, and everything else.

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      • I’ll admit there are some that irk me because of stuff that I see as unnecessary changes. That and a few ‘it was done last month in this movie’. Yet, I go to be entertained and I get annoyed by everyone fighting over stuff. It’s turned me off to a few franchises because the fans take it too seriously. One thing I’ve noticed is that many people who cry about these things have something they enjoy that is guilty of the same criticism.

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      • We’re going, and we plan to have fun too. Hope it lives up to my expectations.


      • I’ll look for your post mentioning it. Next movie I’m going to is Lego Batman with the munchkin. He’s so excited that he’s wearing his Batman shirt today instead of when we’re actually going. Thankfully, he has a Justice League one that has Batman on it. I’ve heard great things about the movie too. How can it be bad when it has Calendar Man and Condiment King in it?

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  2. Hope your weekend goes well.


  3. L. Marie says:

    Wow. I looked at your schedule, and immediately wanted to take a nap.
    I hope you get to Lego Batman. I certainly want to go! Might take it in tomorrow.


  4. Question: why is your WIP unpublishable?


    • Certain mentalities and current events make it too risky. Just want to get it out of my head to clear brain space.

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      • Ah, I see. We were just discussing over on Colleen Chesebro’s blogs about the need for sensitivity readers these days. I don’t think it’s necessary if done from a respectful viewpoint, but then sometimes you want to show a character’s prejudices to bring out compassion in the reader.


      • I saw the post, but I wasn’t clear on the point. Every person has their own level of sensitivity and ways to be offended. You wouldn’t get a standard answer and probably lose most of the story and characterization. This unpublishable one is kind of like that. I think. Hard to tell.

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      • I know that my world might raise eyebrows too but I feel that I should push ahead. Some may not like it, but others, hopefully, will. I agree, it would be hard to not offend someone for something.


      • My dystopia stuff hit a few nerves, but so did my fantasy. I’ve noticed a higher rate of people putting their own cultures, priorities, and belief systems on fictional characters. It’s like they believe these beings in another world will operate the same way as us. That makes it hard to get opinions on fantasy. I’ve had a few people read my stuff and then tell me why a character is going to Hell or is an idiot. It’s like every character is now seen as the one that goes off alone in a horror movie.

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      • Some people get carried away, I guess. I can be as fan girl as the next but they are just fiction, not real. Judgment is a part of what I’m working on now.


      • Your story involves judgement? Sounds cool.

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      • Yes, in a big way. Thanks!


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