We Meet Again, Weekend

Genuinely a weird week.  Feels like it rocketed ahead, but I barely remember what I was doing last weekend.  All I know is that I screwed up my stomach, so I wasn’t doing much activity.  Wait.  I binged the final season of ‘Lucifer’ while taking breaks to do some hand editing.  Exciting!

More than I can really say about the week.  I mean, it had its adrenaline moments because it felt like the real first week of school to me.  Mostly because I was really busy and my son started getting homework.  It’s so different from last year, so hiccups are turning up because some teachers do paper homework.  That seems to be throwing people off in terms of submitting.  Yet, other teachers are still working entirely through computer programs.  I have a feeling this first quarter is going to be a little rocky as we get used to everything.  Of course, I keep seeing ‘positive Covid cases’ emails from my son’s school district.  That keeps putting me on edge since a lot showed up.  Fingers crossed that it’s done soon and my family continues dodging the disease.

Nothing to report as far as War of Nytefall: Anarchy goes.  It sold another copy this week, which brings the total to 4.  I’m seeing my back catalog move a bit, but mostly Legends of Windemere.  Not bad.  It’s kind of funny that the original series is selling a bit while the new one is limping along.  Doesn’t give me much hope for whatever comes out in the future, but I guess that’s my fate.  I’ll keep writing and publishing as long as I can afford and/or find cover art.  You’ll see the sun one day Do I Need to Use a Dragon? (Fantasy Writing Tips) once I can afford to get 5 pictures (cover and 4 inner art) of Fizzle to complete it.  It’s been edited by a few people, so it’s fairly good to go if I can ever get the final pieces.

I haven’t written anything new right now.  What little time I have is being spent on editing the Nytefall finale.  I’ll probably be doing that for a while then I’ll try to figure out how to get Phi Beta Files working in a new notebook.  I might not write Darwin’s second adventure until next year.  Maybe I should hold off on jumping into his series until the school year is done.  Gives me time to write at least one more volume and gather my mind towards what I should do with my life.  I’d like to say finding a way to get my stories into animated or manga/comic form, but that’s a pipe dream too.  Maybe all this stress is why my right shoulder is feeling arthritic again.

Yom Kippur was this week, which meant it was no eating from sundown Wednesday until sundown Thursday.  Had my son, who doesn’t fast, but things went relatively smoothly compared to other years.  Played an older video game in the morning called ‘Prince of Persia: Sands of Time’.  It’s a lot of jumping, running, and reflexes, so I had to stop around noon when my timing was horribly off.  The rest of the day was spent playing ‘Pokemon Snap’ with the new content.  We’re still sticking to the first 2 areas, but enough was there to keep is busy for 5 hours.  My favorite Pokemon was added too, so I was happy:

Snorlax

This weekend is going to be about seeing family for the first time in 2 months and resting up for next week.  No more days off, so it’s a full 5 of school.  That means no sleeping in on a Wednesday or Thursday to recover.  Hoping to beat ‘Lego DC Supervillains’ tomorrow too.  Then, we’ll probably jump more into ‘Pokemon Snap’ or ‘One Piece Pirate Warriors 3’ . . . At least if I remember to buy the second one before the sale is done.  I’m nervous because it covers a lot of the anime/manga, so it could spoil the story for my son.  Then again, he still gets excited when he knows what’s coming.  Anyway, that’s the tentative weekend plan with some writing possibly thrown in if I get some alone time.

Beyond that, I watched an anime called ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’, which I’d seen cosplays of for a while.  Got curious and I liked it.  The story is that there are curses, which are similar to demons or ghosts.  A student gets involved by trying to save his friends and swallows the finger of an ancient curse to stop a monster from getting it.  This makes him the vessel for the King of Curses, so he starts training as a jujutsu wizard to save people.  He also is supposed to eat the other 19 fingers and then die to rid the world of the King of Curses.  It has a lot of colorful characters and great action, especially near the end.  Not sure what I’ll watch once it’s done, but I’ll see if ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ is going to get its final 12-13 episodes soon.

Goals of the week:

  1. Ice my shoulder
  2. Video games with son
  3. Editing
  4. Yes, working is a given
  5. Hydrate
  6. Watch some TV
  7. Puzzle time
  8. Possibly gain some type of life
  9. Laugh at the idea of #8

By the way, it looks like WordPress doesn’t add pictures of reblogged posts to my media area any more.  Is it just me or did this change at some point when I wasn’t paying attentiong?

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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12 Responses to We Meet Again, Weekend

  1. Victoria Zigler says:

    Glad you got another sale, and the older books are selling at least. Maybe whoever’s buying the old books will eventually buy the new ones too? Maybe some people are waiting until the series is complete to buy? I might be totally wrong, but let’s hope.

    Just curious, but how come your son doesn’t fast? Is he not yet old enough, or is it something else, like medical reasons, or that he chooses not to?

    Good luck with the coming week, and with figuring out your future goals/plans..

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    • I wondered about people waiting for the series to finish. Of course, many said that about Legends and they still didn’t buy the books once I was done. While some do earnestly wait and buy, I think others use the excuse to reject without stealing hope.

      My son doesn’t fast for two reasons. One is he’s too young. The other is because is mother isn’t Jewish and he hasn’t been brought up religious. He knows of the traditions from both sides, but not really involved. I’m not that religious myself, so I don’t push it. Maybe when he’s older, he’ll try. I didn’t start until I was 14/15.

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  2. I keep seeing photos from reblogs in my media library. I’m on classic so can’t comment on the block editor. Hope you have a great week.

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  3. WordPress has been doing some strange things again. I heard that from others as well. Sales are a mystery to me. Mine are second chair to pages read these days. I always wonder if those people finished the story or bailed part way through. There are ways to guess, but they are imperfect.

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  4. V.M.Sang says:

    I played Prince of Persia many years ago. I think I might have the dvd somewhere, still.
    Well done for another sale. Yes, it’s hard going, getting sales, though. Would you like to so a promo on my blog? If so, get in touch at vivienne.sang@gmail.com and we can discuss it. I’ve not got a massive following, Only around 400, but everyone who sees your books is a potential sale.

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    • I recently bought Sands of Time since my ex-wife got it. Had the other two, so I was happy to get back into it again. Sadly, my reflexes aren’t what they used to be.

      Thanks. I’ll send you an email tonight when I get some time. What kind of promos do you typically do?

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