My Book Categories

Dammit, Zoidberg!

So, I got to thinking about how most of my books fall into umbrella categories.  These are groupings that range from massive to small, but it does show I have a weird series of patterns:

  1. Core–  Legends of Windemere, Quest of the Brokenhearted, War of Nytefall, Sin, Darwin, Elysium Saga, War of the Tainted, Ruins of the Zodiac Gods, Ryusuke, and the Grand Finale.
  2. Mylrixians– Project Phoenix, Savior, Psi-Child, Gearhead Princess, Ninja Never Wins, Rose of the Damned, Charioteers, Starlets, and Serum.  These are all of the superhero ones and there could be others in the mix.
  3. Windemere History– Gods’ Fall, Tears of Gola, Gabriel’s Song, Blundering 7, and Selenia Trilogy.  One could probably put War of Nytefall in here too.
  4. Organizations– Coven of the Grey (Witches), Monster Hunters, Ruin Divers, Wraith Slayers, Brian Hunter, Enigma Eye, Phi Beta (no idea if this is right), Garden of the 4 Sisters, and Lords of Hyperscape.  These are all various groups that range from a type of specialist to military to a fantasy sports thing.
  5. Kingdom Builders–  Sutyra, Tiara Wars/Sword of Bone, Keys of Eden (100 monster search), and Lions of Trune.
  6. Wandering Heroes–  The Druid, Jack, Angel of Tears, and Child of the Hunt.
  7. Ichabod Brooks–  The man deserves a category.
  8. Fae Tales . . . These guys do seem to be way out in left field since I’m no longer sure if I’m going to do this one.  Been leaning towards adding the fairy stories to the Garden of the 4 Sisters or pepper other series with the characters from this since I never locked in a real idea.

So, that’s really it.  Funny thing is that I’m writing this in early January, but I’m starting to get an idea of giving each of the unpublished ideas a Sunday post.  Make that the ‘Future’ day whenever it’s open.  I already did an overview of the Mylrixians.  By now, I’ve probably done a bunch of Keys of Eden beasts too.  Anyway, this is what I’ve got in the pipeline and would love to finish writing before I die.  And people wonder why I get so twitchy when I go without writing.  Having these many ideas flushed out in my head and a sense of my own mortality isn’t fun.

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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19 Responses to My Book Categories

  1. I suspect the sense of mortality is tapping us all on the shoulder these days. Hang in there, Charles. 🙂

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  2. ospreyshire says:

    I have a similar feeling with my two main series. I’m writing a shorter short in my Hollanduscosm series for Camp NaNoWriMo, but I’ve been crazy busy with work and other priorities since yesterday. It’s a good thing you can make a word count goal less than 50K, but still…

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  3. Yes. your idea plate runneth over. Here’s wishing for many years to get it all done.

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  4. L. Marie says:

    You have quite a breadth of books. As usual, I feel lazy whenever you mention how many kinds of books you have! 😀

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  5. I think you can do it. You’re young enough, and kids have a way of growing up and wanting less time. The next distraction is shiny new ideas that call out to be written.

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    • There’s over 100 book ideas in those categories though. Turning 40, it doesn’t feel like time is on my side. Assume I get really lucky and can retire at 70, that gives me 10-20 years to get it done if I remain in good health?

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      • Do what you can. Some may fall by the wayside, and if one takes off stick with it. I’m turning 60 this year, and know a lot of authors older than that. Retiring usually only means from the workaday world. You can still write books.

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      • Honestly, retirement is seen as optimistic for my generation. Many have basically accepted that we will work until we die of a stress-induced malady. The thing with this list is that I’ve trimmed a lot. The others are core for Windemere, so I can’t trim it down any more.

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      • Interesting that you’ve trimmed it down to this. I keep getting distracted by newer ideas, but it sounds like you have better focus.

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      • I’ve been building this web since 1999, so I’ve had a lot of time. Spent 10 years doing jobs to save up money and gain ‘stability’. I was told that I could dive into writing once that happens, but then I saw that ‘stability’ is fragile. All it takes is one thing to go wrong and you’re back at the beginning. Means that there is no guarantee that one can go for their dreams. One of my biggest issues with society. We raise kids to hold onto their dreams, but then toss them into a world where such things are seen as trivial and worthless.

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      • Fact, and it’s about to get worse. We haven’t even seen the beginning of the economic problems the virus will bring. A lot of small business dreams are about to go away.

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      • Expect a rise in depression and anxiety too. Society isn’t really healthy lately.

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      • I think your prediction is accurate. PTSD, too.

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