Is It Really Nearly November?

Am I alone in thinking this year has gone by too quickly?  Everything is a blur with the previous releases and life events.  Can’t say I enjoyed 2017 that much either, but . . . Okay, this is like the 5th interruption I’ve had when doing this post.  Which is basically a sign of my week.

I had to look at my goals again to see how I did.  The December posts are set up, but I never got around to the editing.  I looked at the Sin story and failed pretty badly with the biking.  Part of it was because I didn’t sleep well.  The weather was rainy and would go from 40’s to 70’s.  So, I simply felt like I had no energy.  Lacking a laptop didn’t help the situation, so I was a lump . . . Another phone call?

Okay, I’m not really sure what I’m going to talk about here because it feels like I’m stuck in some dimension where I’m not allowed to do anything.  Try to watch a DVD?  Called away to handle something.  Try to edit or write?  Phone calls.  Try to sleep?  Ha! That so ain’t happening.  Sorry if this is turning into a full-on rant, but this week has been one irritating intrusion after another.  Some of the things could have even been delayed until I felt like dealing with them, but other people involved just wouldn’t leave me be.  This is what happens when I try to put a day aside for resting.  That day becomes a week of me battling for a bit of relaxation and I end it worse than I did.  Did I say I haven’t enjoyed 2017?  Because this is one of the biggest reasons.

So, what can I talk about when I feel like I accomplished very little?  Only the future and that’s me focusing on Warlord of the Forgotten Age.  As best I can though since all I have left is the final edit and then waiting for the final piece.  The blog posts for everyone have been written and the blurbs have been tested.  Tuesdays and Thursdays are about to open up once my October story is done.  Glad to see people enjoying that.  I’ll probably make Thursday a post asking for opinions and seeing if people want me to do a 4th Raven story.  I fear I’ve written myself into a dead end with the finale, but I’ll see what people think.  After that, I think I’ll resurrect Teaser Tuesday to start promoting the new book and maybe even Questions 3 on Thursday.  That second one is a tough choice since it requires a lot of interaction and that hasn’t been much of a thing in a long time.  Not sure if there’s anything else (conversation behind my back) people would want to see here.

*waiting for conversation to move to another room*

With Halloween coming, I probably won’t tackle Warlord of the Forgotten Age until after the holiday.  There’s a thing at the high school I’m bringing my son to on Monday and then the big event on Tuesday.  He has his yellow belt test today too, which means laundry is tomorrow.  Figure I don’t want to test my luck and try to do something as important as the edits.  Might even be getting a new computer somewhere in this since that drama is finally over.  Old laptop is gone and file is sealed.  Maybe I’ll go computer shopping earlier in the week because I don’t know if I can pull off the edits on the desktop.  *conversation is back*  Part of me is considering just taking the week off, but we all know that could backfire horribly.

So, what are the goals of the week?

  1. Halloween
  2. Retain sanity.
  3. Retain some desire to interact with other humans.
  4. Start the Warlord of the Forgotten Age edits.
  5. Seriously tap at the Sin stories, which might be what I work on for the rest of the year.
  6. Take biking seriously.
  7. Possibly get a new laptop.
  8. Try to figure out why I’m not sleeping well or just accepting my fate.

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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11 Responses to Is It Really Nearly November?

  1. I’m with you. Where did the time go. Hope you have a good week.


  2. It has been a quick year, it’s amazing how quick time can fly. I was thinking that last week in
    July… or so it seemed.enjoy Halloween.


  3. I never sleep well. At this point I’ve just learned to accept it’s the case. Of course, accepting it doesn’t help with the exhaustion. Also, I’m pretty sure the universe gets a kick out of throwing the most curve balls at people on the days when exhaustion is hitting them hardest.


  4. I’ve been thinking a lot about my yearly assessment, and that’s not a good sign. I usually don’t think about it until Christmas or so. I expect many authors will say the same thing about 2017. I can’t seem to get any quality time either. I had today, and my daughter talked to me all morning.


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