An Unfortunate Change in Plans

So, this is a sticky because I want to make sure people see this.  Everything else is still below and I’m writing this with a heavy heart.

Due to financial issues and personal developments, this looks like it’s my last year of publishing.  I have to put my time and energy into something that brings in money with the hope that I can return.  Maybe I can release a book or two throughout the year, but I can’t guarantee it.  At best, I can do War of Nytefall: Lost in September and pray that I can get War of Nytefall: Rivalry out in December.  After that, I can’t make any promises.

My blogging is scheduled until end of October and I might not add much onto it.  I’ll do a Saturday update, try to keep up with a few friends, and make a post or two throughout the week once November hits.  Other social media sites will be even more difficult to keep up with in the future.  That’s really only Twitter, so we’ll see what happens there.

I’m not happy about this and I’m crying.  I wish I could have gone the distance and find that lucky break, but my time ran out.  Thanks to everyone who supported me.  The published will always be available, so I hope to not be forgotten.  Maybe things will turn around and I can return.  To everyone else who is still in the fray, good luck and feel free to send me a guest post that I can share.  I’ll try to lend a hand to others when I can.

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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192 Responses to An Unfortunate Change in Plans

  1. I’m sorry to read this. I’m hopping a publisher will discover your work and it will take off.I’m hoping you will still find time to write as well as working full time.

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  2. Ali Isaac says:

    Hi Charles. I’m really sad to read your post. Sometimes life gets in the way of our dreams and ambitions and we have no choice but to go with it. And sometimes it can seem very limiting. I know this from personal experience. I have always been impressed by your determination, work ethic and prolific writing… you ARE a writer, and whatever career path you now travel, that is not going to change. It is part of who you are. But new circumstances mean you have to adapt. I went back to uni 2 years ago, and blog once a month if that, and my blog is still growing, so dont think that your blog will die if you dont push out content on a daily basis… it won’t. I also get upat 5am to get a coupleof hours writing done, not every day, but fairly often, and discovered that I actually think better at this time, and yet all my life I believed I was never an early riser. I also switched to writing short stories, and it has improved me. I only tell you this to show you how it is possible to adapt and still keep writing. Nothing stays the same, but it doesn’t mean it will be worse, just different. When life starts to settle a bit, you may find you can return to writing, maybe in a new way. I am in my 50s and never hit the big time, either, but I love writing, and I think you do too. Give yourself time, and see how you feel. I wish you all the best for the future.

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    • Thanks. I tend to wake up early, but I’ve found that I’m too groggy to work at that time. I usually take care of my social media at that time and get ready for the day. The hard part about switching to short stories is that I have about 30 series and novels, which I wanted to write. So, putting all of that on the back burner for other projects is still a hard pill to swallow. I might do better to pause that for now and see if I can get to novels when things settle.

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  3. jjspina says:

    So sorry, Charles, to hear of this. I just picked up your books 2 & 3 and put them on my TBR list. I promise to review when I get to them.
    I wish you all the best in your future. But I can understand how it is. One must make money the best way they can to keep the family life going. Being an author isn’t an easy road to travel and it isn’t a lucrative one. But I believe in you that one day you will look back on this time and chuckle that you even thought about putting a halt to your writing. That big day is coming for you. I can feel it. All it takes is one little break and you are golden and hold the ticket to success. When that day comes I will be in the wings cheering you on.
    Wishing you all the best, my friend. Take care and never give up!
    Hugs, Janice xx

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    • Thanks. I really hope you enjoy the books. Really hope that break comes some day. Pretty frustrating to work so hard and feel like it really came down to luck.

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      • jjspina says:

        Well, there is luck and then there is LUCK because of talent. That is what you have – talent. As long as you continue to believe in yourself you can persevere. Even if you write a few lines a day you are still writing. Some days I am busy with family obligations and don’t get to my current project. I feel lost when I can’t write in some way. So I write emails, blog a little and read tons to learn more about writing and I support fellow authors like you. For when they succeed so do I. I know you will, Charles. Don’t let it get you down. Believe!
        I look forward to reading your books. I will post my reviews everywhere too and on my blog once again. Take care.

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      • I feel lost when I’m not writing too. Even outlines can keep me going. Thanks for the kind words. 😊

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      • jjspina says:

        I reblogged your post. Hope it get you some sales to cheer you up. 😆

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      • Thanks. I really appreciate it.

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  5. I sympathise big time as I’ve just taken a more than full time job and writing/blogging is falling behind. Hope you get a chance to return to your writing in the future. All the best. Marje x

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  6. Darlene says:

    I wish you all the best Charles. You are first and foremost a writer and always will be. A job won’t change that. You have so many published books under your belt you have every right to be proud. Sometimes a change can bring all kinds of untold benefits. I wrote my first 4 books while working full time. I ended up selling books at work and my workmates helped promote them for me. You just never know. Now that I’m retired I still don’t write any more than I did while working. Go figure??

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    • Thanks. Back when I was working, I didn’t have a lot of writing time. I’d be too exhausted at night to do more than outlining, which is why I worry about this being the end. It could be that way as I get used to a new schedule, but there will be a period of no writing. I hope there are some benefits to this. I’ve always had coworkers and friends curious about me being an author, but very few have ever stepped up to help with the promotions. In fact, most of the people I know haven’t even bought my books.

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  7. Vashti Q says:

    Hi, Charles! I hope that you can resolve whatever issues there are quickly, so that you can get back to doing what you love and are amazing at. I’m sorry to read that you’ll be away for a while but I’m sure you’ll be back. I wish you and your family all the best. ❤

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    • Thanks. Since a big part is financial, it’s probably going to take me a little while. After this next release, I’ll probably be done for 2018, but maybe 2019 will give me an opportunity if I work hard to fix things.

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