Planning Far Ahead: October Blog Posts


Surprisingly, I might look like someone with a plan.  Mostly because I see that things aren’t going as planned.  With the way my son’s summer school goes, I don’t have enough time and privacy to get any book writing done.  I can do 2-3 blog posts during this time, but Do I Need to Use a Dragon? (Fantasy Writing Tips) is going to be an issue since I have to be ‘on call’.  The stuff I post here are fine for me taking breaks in the middle to help him out.  Heck, I stopped this one an hour ago.  So, what can I do and why I am already talking about October?

Well, the only thing I can do during these school days is schedule blog post.  It’ll be very useful with grad school coming in September alongside work and possible remote-learning for my son.  It’s always a possibility.  Now, I have August and September ideas listed because I’m going to do promos for War of Nytefall: Ravenous.  That means the next month on my list is October and that’s always infamous.  Why?  Well, I like to make this a special time with the following:

  • Monster Maker Fun
  • Windemere Monsters
  • Raven Series (Long over)
  • Nytefall stuff

My plan this year is to do Monster Maker on Fridays, which gives me 5 of those.  How does this work?

  • People comment below with three made up words that I turn into monsters.  I write up a paragraph describing their looks, habitats, and behavior.  It’s a fun flex of my imagination.  The rules are rather simple too.  Only 3 Fake Words.  I used to do more, but I had people dropping 9-10 on me.  With 3, people feel less pressure and I can fix more in without making humongous posts.
  • GO FOR IT!

Monday and Wednesday are tougher.  With Tuesday being Teasers and Thursday being ‘Immortal Wars’, I can’t go with excerpts.  Not really.  I did ‘War of Nytefall’ interviews last year and those didn’t go very well.  Thinking of making Mondays promo days for each of the volumes, which carry into November to cover the newest release.  Unless I can think of something other than a standard ‘LOOK AT ME’ post and decide on something more interactive.  Not that sales go through the blog.  I was thinking of a ‘Questions 3’ for each book if that sounds interesting.

This brings us to Wednesday.  I’m going to put a poll below of the Windemere Monsters that never got a post.  Hoping a lot of people vote and the top 4 will get a flushed out explanation:

Actually . . . I need four things and I’m considering this:

  1. The ‘babies’ of the main villain of War of Nytefall: Ravenous
  2. Bob’s Horses
  3. Lost’s Bunny
  4. Clyde’s Eusu

It’s basically the pets of War of Nytefall.  Should be a fun highlight.  So, let me know what you think and feel free to join in Monster Maker.  I know it’s a long ways off, but I don’t know how my free time will look in the future.  The more I can prepare now, the better.

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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15 Responses to Planning Far Ahead: October Blog Posts

  1. I might do better if I attempted a plan. Mine is more like, “Gotta do something for October.” I rarely schedule ahead on my blog and am usually pretty last-minute on Story Empire, too.

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  2. L. Marie says:

    Possible words: bibitless; haboggatling; ogolithe

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  3. My three 1. sergannexera 2. twipp 3. whannaterexes. Looking forward to your fall posts.

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  4. C.E.Robinson says:

    Charles, I need a nap just reading this post. You do have a lot going on in your life as a Dad, student, teacher & writer. I wish I could think of one word for the Monster Maker, but my brain doesn’t understand the language. 🙄 I’ll just have to learn from followers comments. 😊 Good luck with your plan. 📚🎶 Christine


  5. You’re probably not surprised to hear I like the idea of highlighting the pets of War of Nytefall.

    As for monster maker, here are my three: 1. Nifoxchu. 2. Occooneebbeze. 3. Torogllapet.


  6. I like the pets idea, too, and I’ll try and think of some cool sounding words for you.


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