Protecting Bedlam is Coming

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So, Protecting Bedlam will start getting posted on Sunday and keep going until the entire story is out.  That or I get enough death threats and rage that it makes more sense to quit.  As one person said, people will see what they want to see, which is one of the reasons I wasn’t always subtle here.  I did my best to make exaggerations when working with source material to the point where it gets fairly silly.  You get the feeling that Cassidy and Lloyd are facing a small army of lunatics instead of genuine conquerors, but I’m hoping that goes in my favor.

I’d be lying if I said this didn’t have me twitchy.  People know who kind of influenced this even though Johnathan Custer was designed a few years ago.  That was a coincidence that I couldn’t escape unless I left this story out completely.  I was on that boat for a while, but current events kept making me think about this story and using it as a comedic form of catharsis.  By the way, I’ve already had one person ask if Baron Kernaghan is based on Trump, which means nothing is safe from this.  So, I might as well go full into it and hope people enjoy the comedy and don’t take it too seriously.

To be honest, I think the rising fury that I see throughout social media is a big reason I’m nervous.  Everything becomes a fight, a cause, or an insult even when it’s done in jest to get a laugh.  I remember when I was younger, people were able to laugh at themselves and their heroes even when the jokes were dark.  That’s what makes a story like Protecting Bedlam a risk.  One that I’m always going to be nervous about, but I promised that I would post it here.  People can avoid it if they don’t want to read it or go to the published ones to see the better adventures.  Yeah, I’ll admit that this isn’t the strongest story I’ve written.  My heart might not have been fully in it, so I’ll say that right off the bat.

Maybe the reaction to this will help me decide on if Bedlam should continue.  The books never sell and it takes a lot of time to write one.  Yet, I do enjoy writing characters that are out for survival and won’t be as morally restrained as all of my other ones.  It’s rather freeing to write Cassidy and Lloyd after dealing with the structures and heavy drama of my other stories.  Anyway, guess we’ll see what happens.

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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18 Responses to Protecting Bedlam is Coming

  1. L. Marie says:

    Congrats on a plan and being willing to take a risk!
    I know what you mean about social media. I feel worn out navigating through it, thanks to all of the screeching.

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  2. An interesting idea, Charles. I look forward to reading this.

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    • I should mention that it’s rather R-Rated. Still, I hope people do give it a chance and stay for the long haul. Though it would be nicer if this manages to get the two Amazon books a few sales.

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  3. As a fan of Bedlam, I’m looking forward to it.

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  4. I’ll give it a try, I’m not sure if I’ll read all of it or not though.
    I could say something political here, but I’m not.

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  5. I, for one, am looking forward to it 🙂

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  6. Congrats and good luck! All stories can be a risk. That shouldn’t stop us!

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