Writer Wednesday

I’m wrapping up Torik’s stories and hope to write a short story this week before moving to the sequel/other-side-of-the-story The Path of Metal, that I will probably finish in Edinburgh (unless I’m really quick and write a short novel in a week and a half, but I don’t think I’m that fast, LOL!).

Looking for a conclusion also for the strip, so I can prepare the books. Going back to my notes on the middle ages, the drawings of the strip are definitely fantasy! πŸ˜‰ At this time the northern kingdoms should be approximately Vikings, but that’s not how I dressed Torik in Silvery Earth Kids (or the other Humans, for that matter). Oh, well, it’s not Earth and it’s not historical, so who cares? πŸ˜‰

Aaand we have another Star Minds Lone Wolves Team volume! Kudos to my Australian Kobo user who managed to get it before it was published! The glitch in the KWL dashboard lasted at least until Monday (then I stopped checking, cause I really don’t care)… I considered reporting it, but it doesn’t really matter! πŸ˜€

And hey, the whole series is science fantasy, see this lovely article on cross-genre books? I write all over the place, but definitely for

The Fantasy anchored reader: This reader is looking for a way out of real-life, wanting nothing more than to escape in a world where nothing is impossible: supernatural creatures, life on other planets, worlds hidden in plain sight.

Oh, and it’s my turn on the Infinite Bard! Go check that story on how Alain became a vampire, in case you missed Nightly Bites volume 2! Well, it’s also at the end of Kristine the Youngest… so if you want a taste of Vampires Through the Centuries that now crosses over with Future Earth Chronicles… go check that story! πŸ™‚

If you need help in ditching MailChimp for MailerLite, head over to David Gaughran. I’m in no hurry to restart a newsletter since it had no organic growth while this blog does, so… welcome new readers! This is Writer Wednesday where I ramble about my writing and the publishing industry! I even modified the blog header or something to make it look more professional! πŸ˜€

I also promise to resume the Backstage Pass Sunday posts on the publisher’s page in September… but currently I’m melting on this side of the world and barely have the energy to sit at the keyboard and ramble twice a week. Hopefully in September I’ll be able to resume that other schedule.

Because yeah, I probably need a more lively static page with all my books, since my readers don’t seem to be here. Except I don’t know about engagement. And I hate ending my posts with questions. They don’t make me want to answer, so I don’t do what I wouldn’t react to.

Would you like me to ask you questions about the blog post? Please, be like Tori, who comments without being prompted, thank you! *Hugs, Tori!*

I hope to get to reading some non-fiction about the business of writing soon, but things like Amazon Decoded and Author Branding currently make my brain even mushier. Maybe I better wait for September for that too. I’m planning to re-educate myself from then on, so…

For now I’ll just go back to writing. And researching. And drawing. Have a great week! πŸ™‚



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  1. You’re welcome. πŸ™‚

    Ending with a question doesn’t always prompt commenters. I’ve tried it. It might be a bit more likely to, but not by a whole lot. Unless I’m missing something… Maybe my questions aren’t good enough to encourage comments? I’ve got a couple of people who comment on at least most posts, a couple who comment sometimes, and a whole bunch of readers who don’t seem to want to interact with my posts. At least they seem to come back to check new ones out, I suppose.

    Anyway, I don’t think the clothing thing matters. If you were trying to do a historical fiction story, or something like that, it would matter. I don’t think it does when you’re not making a big deal about the time period though. So, it matters in your Vampires Through The Centuries stories, but not really in most of your stuff, because we don’t know what people will wear in the future, and if you make up the world, you should be able to make up the dress code too. If it works for your world, go with it.

    Temperatures have cooled enough that I can think straight here. Hope it stays that way. Also, hope you don’t have to deal with awful heat for too much longer.


    • That post about author websites I linked to mentioned we need to interact with our readers and asking questions is the best way to do it, but in almost ten years of blogging I came to the same exact results you have. Doesn’t work for me. Also, I closed my Mailchimp account without switching to Mailerlite because I didn’t feel there was any interaction with whoever was signed up. True that it was mostly imported names from other places, so it wasn’t an organic growth like this blog… and now I have to change the backmatter of a lot of books, sigh!
      We had a couple of thunderstorms but it’s not much cooler. I’m afraid it will stay hot until I get to Edinburgh. Hopefully when I come back it will have cooled down… I’m done with Torik and I think I’m going to skip that story and move on to the next novel! πŸ™‚


  2. I’ve seen the same advice elsewhere. I’ve tried a lot of the supposedly guaranteed ways to get interaction in my 13 years of blogging, and am either doing it wrong, or the only guarantee out there really is that what works for one person doesn’t always work for another. The latter seems most likely in my opinion. All we can do is keep trying, and hope we figure out what works for us.

    Have fun in Edinburgh. Hope you get home to cooler temperatures.


    • i know, we can only do our best! πŸ™‚
      Two weeks till I leave the heat… last weekend I got some fresh air, but this weekend I’ll probably stay in with my friend Cristina, we got projects to work on! πŸ™‚


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