Wednesday Weekly Roundup


Last week I basically wrote only the short story for the anthology workshop and nothing else, so around 3500words. I finished later than the previous week, and even though I went through the current project, I ended up not adding much to it, nor continuing it, knowing that I’d have to stop after the weekend.

So I’ll finish that when I’m done with the Anthology Workshop assignments (this is the last before the Holidays, so I have two more weeks to write those 10K to complete my yearly goal). I spent the weekend finishing the clean-up of the inventory, and redid a clean Excel sheet of what I have out there. In spite of taking down many, I still have 170 titles between ebooks, paperback only, collaboration anthologies and comics single issues (less than 50 are in Italian, so about 120 in English! πŸ™‚

Now I can start with a clean slate next year. I mean, I can keep going, probably with new things and old series and whatever I feel like writing, since I have no pressure to write the next big hit. I have ideas for almost all my series, and writing prompts for anthologies, and other exciting things I’d rather not elaborate too much right now.

And since we’re almost at the end of the year, let’s close with a bang! My short story One Line of Bad Code was published on Sirius Sci-Fi! I think I mentioned a sale a few weeks back… and you can read it for free! πŸ˜‰ Go check it!

Meanwhile another publisher folded, when I went to submit, the email bounced, the wordpress site was set to private and the post on Facebook where I had seen the open call had vanished… sigh.

And since we have the paperback too, gift your friends with a wonderful book by many awesome authors including yours truly and her next strip!

I Like My Science…MAD (Blaze Ward Presents Book 2)

I like my science…mad.

How mad, you ask? Come with us on a twisted journey of science gone wrong and gods rising to threaten us all. Of private detectives on the moon and dieselpunk ladies saving the day. Academics making dark pacts and taking vengeance into their own hands.
Mad.

The second Blaze Ward Presents anthology asks writers and readers to envision mad science and entertain us all.

They succeeded. Come see.

And here are the buy links for the paperback and the eBook universal link. Give some madness for Christmas! πŸ™‚

And since I’m tooting other people’s horns…

Readers of Urban Fantasy – we have a little something for you. How about a curated collection of 20 books? With three tiers of buy-in and a broad range of books in the Academy (like Hogwarts, but different) sub-genre, you will find something you like.

There are secrets to be learned. Evils to battle. And worlds to explore. You’ll love this collection, because it comes from some of the finest minds in storytelling. Get it now.

https://20bookpacks.com/UFAcademy

Unfortunately, no one from the European Union can buy the set because of VAT.

Glad I’m not really a fan of that genre. Because I’m a grumpy old woman and don’t care about magic academies, haha! I wonder if there will be readers for an urban fantasy series with a middle-aged protagonist? πŸ˜‰

And if you’re on Twitter to follow artists, please take note of this: Twitter bots will make pirated t-shirts with your requests. Check how artists on Twitter tricked spammy t-shirt stores into admitting their automated art theft. And grab that image for your next requests! πŸ˜‰

And last but not least… it’s Infinite Bard day again! Happy reading and have a great week! πŸ™‚

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  1. Awesome about the story that got published, and sorry about the one that folded. Glad you’re able to start the new year with a clean slate though.

    Since the final audio book appears to now be heading to retail, and I don’t have anything new even close to ready to publish yet, I’ll be able to say the same, and enjoy some time at the start of 2020 where I only need to focus on writing, and can let the publisher hat sit on the shelf a while. *contented sigh*

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    • yeah, my proofreader is booked all January anyway, so I doubt I can publish anything before March at the earliest. Unless I do a collaboration anthology or two. We’ll see.
      Still recovering from the decluttering and haven’t even done the accounting yet, sigh!

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  2. I don’t need to worry about playing accountant for a few more months. Since some of the paperwork over here doesn’t come in until April, I’ve gotten in the habit of playing accountant in May and June, with me sorting what I need to in May, and my tax office helper coming out in June to help me fill out the paperwork that needs to be filed with them. So for the first couple of months of 2020 I only have to do anything other than writing and blog stuff if I decide to do something marketing related, which will probably just be if an opportunity for an interview or spotlight somewhere comes up and I decide to take it, since I have neither the funds or energy to bother with more than that right now.

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