Wednesday Weekly Roundup


Last week I added another 2K to Books 6 and 7 (mostly Book 7, since it was and still is shorter) and then started on Book 8, that reached 10K by Sunday night. I also worked on the cover rebranding, but I’ll do a “new covers reveal” event closer to the publication of the next books.

It will probably be a Facebook event, either in my group or on my page, we’ll see. Let me know your preference – and if you’re not on Facebook, just say so, and I’ll do the event on this very blog! πŸ™‚ By June the Happiness Is vignettes will end, therefore I’ll reinstate the Sunday Surprise posts, so you’ll have two posts a week still.

And here’s the year ahead… again for indies like me. You may have noticed I resumed my publishing every other week of books I wrote between the end of last year and the beginning of this one… So, another batch of Lone Wolves Team missions is out! Check it out at the usual places! πŸ™‚ Two more coming this month, then in June the final books of the Star Minds Universe.

And the UK has decided to scrap VAT on e-publications! So you’ll pay the price I set up on the retailer, with no VAT added. My titles are usually between 1.99Β£ and 3.99Β£ (with a few 99p exceptions). For everybody else, sorry, I’m not the one who decieds on VAT percentages…

This week marks Phase 2 in Italy, so more people are allowed out and more places are opening, still with social distancing andf masks and gloves and all that jazz. I go to work by bus, and from this week it’s every day again, not just Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays like it was since March 12.

Monday morning I took the bus with new labels forbidding to sit too close to each other, so if a bus has 20 seats, you can use only 4 or 5. Which is fine at 7-30am, but definitely more “crowded” at 1pm. There were also more people around and waiting for the bus. And besides surgical masks, we got facial shields for work – which is much better, because you breathe better.

Still, only six people can be present at one time, so some of us will have to either work from home or take other forms of permits. I already used 15 vacation days this year, so thankfully my manager didn’t ask me to miss a day in May! πŸ™‚ It’s sort of going back to normal, except there will still be long lines at supermarkets and now I have only Saturday mornings to go and buy food. Sigh.

I guess that’s all from this side of the world… stay home if you can, stay safe and don’t panic. We shall overcome! Have a great week! πŸ™‚

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  1. Judging by a YouTube video I saw from the BBC a day or two ago, they’re talking about adopting a similar strategy for easing off lockdown here soon too. I think today or tomorrow there’s a meeting about whether it’s time to do that now over here, or whether we should have another few weeks of lockdown first, since tomorrow is the final day of the current three weeks of lockdown, so it’s time to evaluate the situation. Some people are acting like they’ve already given the go-ahead for it though, and have started opening up with social distancing and masks and such as of this week, government go-ahead or not.

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    • it seems it’s going to be like before – but worse. Because people have gone crazy staying at home and have even less respect than before.
      As for me, today I got my junk food (Mac Donald) lunch for the first time in months and I’m very happy. Take away, eaten at the bus stop, but boy, did I miss it! πŸ™‚ I know you don’t approve, but well… little happinesses, right? πŸ™‚

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  2. I agree about how it’s going to be. Wish I could think otherwise, but… *sigh*

    Hey, I may not have approved of your actual meal choice, but the principle behind it I definitely approve of and totally understand. Besides, McDonalds does do some food items I approve of… At least you didn’t go with KFC. πŸ˜‰

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    • LOL, I don’t think we have KFC in Italy, I haven’t seen any around EUR (where I work), maybe in the center? Although they tried even to open a Starbucks and a Dunking Donuts in the past, but only Mc Donald stuck.
      And today I found a coffee shop open early, takeaway, but still real coffee and croissant, yay! πŸ™‚

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  3. Awesome! πŸ™‚

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    • and today I saw the ad for the first veggieburger, but it’s on the other side of town – both of their shops – so I doubt I’ll ever try them… they looked very colorful, though, unless it was the picture( can you make blue or pink bread?)…

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