Wednesday Weekly Roundup

And the last Happiness is… actually applied to my weekend, since I got the idea for the next strip – or “waves” like they’re called on Instagram (or so I’m told). So I do have something else to draw whenever I feel like it!

Also, having written my 12K by Friday last week, I used the weekend mostly to upload the Star Minds Lone Wolves Team collection and working on other projects. Which kept me busy also on Monday, when I set up a couple of projects coming out in July – it’s going to be a very busy publishing month, stay tuned! πŸ˜€

So, the Lone Wolves Team is over, I have another shorter story about another team of fixers for the end of the month and a last Star Minds Universe title, then moving on. Although Future Earth Chronicles won’t start publishing until August, I’m afraid. But, like I said, plenty of awesome books coming up! πŸ™‚

And while you wait for my own curated anthos, don’t forget to check Nuns With Guns, a fun collection of nuns and guns stories, available also in paperbacks. There are reviews on Amazon to check if it’s for you, if you don’t trust me to tell you it’s an excellent collection! πŸ˜‰

A post on switching gears and various writing methods by David Farland. I’m mostly a one-draft writer who had a regular writing routine in the sense that I write every day until I finish a project, then I can take a couple of days off (like the past week). I might write short novels, but words add up.

So I’m already past halfway for my goal this year, and still writing mostly in the dark, although when I get to the story, I sometimes have to scrap whole chapters because I took a wrong turn. But it’s never wasted words, IMHO. Last February I learned a term that I loved – exploratory draft.

So yeah, I do a lot of exploratory drafts these days, but still get the job done. I’m fast anyway, because I’ve been doing it for so long, that I miss it when I’m not writing for too long. Perks of growing up in the age of the typewriter, with no internet to distract me! πŸ˜€

I also used some weekend time to rewatch some Bollymelodrama… the movie that started it all, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (courtesy of British Airways on a trip to LA) and another Karan Johar movie, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… – which according to some should be remade in Hollywood, but I still think in CinecittΓ  would be more appropriate, although I haven’t thought about the whole cast yet.

I mean, Italy and India have similar visions of family and parents and yadda yadda yadda – that’s not something I see in America much, so I doubt Hollywood could adapt that movie, but it could be an Italian comedy of some kind.

Next weekend we’ll see, since Techie Bro is moving homes and I might have guests… So if he’s game, I’d rather show him some Bollywood action, I’m sure he’d appreciate it much more, LOL!

Back to day job this week, so mornings are busy again, sigh. I better get back to writing, one more book for Future Earth Chronicles and then I can send the batch off to Mighty Editor… Have a great week! πŸ™‚


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  1. Sounds like another very productive week. I did see the collection was out, but haven’t grabbed it yet. Will likely be a bit slow grabbing books for the next couple of months.

    Sorry you have to go back to dayjob. Hope the family related stuff goes smoothly for all concerned.

    It’s been more playing publisher and a bit of time wearing my marketing hat for me during the past week. Would have loved to have some proper actual writing time, but have been busy dealing with landlords, and the results of that, and only have so much time and energy to spare. It’s frustrating though… I hate when I can’t get to do any writing. Makes sleeping even tougher too, since muses and characters seem to think my not having anything else I have to be doing makes it a good time for them to keep me company. Oh well, never mind. The proof of the paperback is meant to arrive with me tomorrow, I’m picking a narrator for the audio version on Friday, and the landlord related stuff shouldn’t need my attention for several days, so maybe I can actually get to write either on the weekend or early next week. If I’m lucky, maybe even both. That would be nice.


    • hey, no rush, my faithful reader! πŸ˜‰ Tomorrow I’m home again for one day to learn from home (because 3 of us must not be at the office every day, and a colleague has moved her days off from this week to the next, so tomorrow instead of next Thursday – whatever, you know?).
      I’m still quite distracted by the other projects, but today I hope to dive in the last Future Earth book – the first half should go pretty quickly, then I’ll wrap up the story. Weekend I’ll start checking the first collaboration anthology I’m curating for Sci-fi July.
      Yeah, life often gets in the way… hope the landlord is sorted and you’ll be able to write some soon! πŸ™‚


  2. Take your at home days where you can, and enjoy the writing time.

    I hope the landlord is sorted so I can get some writing done too. I’ll be so glad when this situation is resolved completely. If only authors made as much money as people seem to think we do, so I could own my own home and not have to deal with landlords ever again. *sigh*


    • Here’s to both of us finding a house where we can all retire and live happily ever after with cold weather all year round! πŸ™‚


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