First Week of December = ‘War of Nytefall’ Finale

Final volume of War of Nytefall is available for 99 cents!

Cover Art by Alison Hunt

As you can see, I released a book this week.  It’s the last volume of War of Nytefall, which means Clyde and the Dawn Fangs are effectively retired.  The survivors may appear as cameos or get name-dropped, but that’s it.  Their story has been told and you can buy it all for $8.

Rest of the week was entirely about work and helping my son get ready for tests.  I figure I’m going to be busy like this until Christmas Eve, which is the next day off.  Gives me time to think of things to do.  I’m not touching Darwin & the Fate Bracelet until January at least.  So, I’m going to focus on gathering my energy and get into the right mindset to go from Clyde to Darwin Slepsnor.  It’s a much bigger jump than going from Luke Callindor to Clyde too.  Darwin doesn’t really know what’s going on half the time and has be more random than his more focused predecessors.  Tough to have a hero who isn’t the smartest, strongest, or most aware in the room.  Really hope he works out.

There were other small victories this week.  For one thing, I got a defensive driving course done in one night.  Second, I finished the January posts.  Finally, I designed the third of the Phi Beta heroes, which leaves me with one to go.  I might design the recurring villains before diving into plots, but I haven’t decided.  Realized that I had a third story style beyond chapter novels and short story collections too.  The titled chapters with contained stories like I did with ‘Bedlam’ may work out for the ‘Phi Beta Files’.  It’s given me new focus and I may work on it tomorrow . . . If I’m functional.

In an hour, I’m going to get my covid booster shot.  Working in a school, I feel like this is a smart move because there’s a lot of traffic even with people wearing masks.  I’ve heard that the booster is going to wreck me the next day.  As long as I make it long enough to enjoy latkes with the family today.  I’ve got some shows and movies on various streaming services to keep me occupied too.  Depends on how I’m feeling since I could end up sleeping most of the day.  At least it’ll be done.

Let’s see . . . Hanukkah started last Sunday and ends tomorrow.  It’s a rather low key holiday outside of the nightly candles and the latke day.  Coming so close to Thanksgiving didn’t help here.  As much as I love this holiday, I know it’s rather mild and it’s not as exciting as an adult.  I mean, I don’t get presents like I did when I was a kid.  That’s not even a real tradition, but one to make use feel like we have our own Christmas.  Potato latkes, dreidel, chocolate coins, lighting the menorah, and jelly donuts are the big ones I remember as being real traditions.  Does an apple crumb donut count since it had apple goo inside?

I’m genuinely worn down to a nub here.  Work was tough and I think I used the last of my energy to get things ready for the book release.  I’ll probably pass out right after I finish laundry in 2 hours.  Gives me enough time to finish watching ‘Trigun’ and see if I want to start anything new.  No clue what I want to watch after that one.  I have ‘The Witcher’ coming in a few weeks and I think ‘Kobra Kai’ isn’t far behind that.  Guess a short anime may do the trick.  I’m boring right now, so I apologize.

Next week isn’t going to be that different from this one, but with more tests.  I plan on taking it easy and not pushing myself too hard.  Have a long way to go before I reach my next day off.  Burnout is bad and the covid stress isn’t helping there.  Hope everyone else is handling modern society well.

You know what could help?  A vampire action adventure like War of Nytefall: Eulogy.  Click on the cover above.  😁

Goals of the week:

  1. Get booster shot
  2. Recover from booster shot
  3. Help son with 2 tests and homework
  4. Start a new puzzle
  5. Start a new show
  6. Tinker with Phi Beta Files
  7. Start scheduling February posts
  8. Get sleep
  9. Get tacos
  10. Remember something that I know I’m forgetting

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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6 Responses to First Week of December = ‘War of Nytefall’ Finale

  1. Funny, I got my booster yesterday, too. I felt great, until I didn’t. I wanted to chew my arm off all night. The arm pain seems to be the only symptom, but it’s severe.

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  2. Tacos yum. I had what I would classify as a hangover the next day from my booster. That and a red rash where the shot went in. The hangover was gone in 12. The rash in 48 hours. Best wishes.

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  3. Victoria Zigler says:

    Congratulations on the release. I grabbed my copy, and will read it as soon as I get a chance. Looking forward to it. Good luck getting yourself in the right headspace to work on the next project. Judging by the bit you shared, Darwin is going to be a fun character to read about in my opinion.

    Hope the booster shot didn’t hit you too hard. My Mam just had hers, and other than a sore arm was just feeling a bit rough for a couple of days, and that’s it.

    Hope you’ve had a good Hanukkah. Shame you don’t get presents as an adult, but at least there are chocolate coins, doughnuts (for the record, I think any kind should count) and potato latkes (which I’d actually love to try making one of these days, just because I like the sound of them). Hope your son was pleased with his presents though.

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    • Thanks. I’m sure a month off from writing/editing will help with the headspace.

      I’m starting to feel achy and worn down right now. Think I’ll just be out of it for a day. No headache, which is good.

      Hanukkah has been fun. I got one really good present from a friend. It’s a replica of the Master Sword from Legend of Zelda.

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