Wednesday Weekly Roundup


Last week I wrote a little over 9K and wrapped the Future Earth Series. Now, during this week and the next, I probably won’t be writing much, since I need to go through all the 5-and-a-half books to make sure they flow… and 10 and 11 won’t get to the proofreader until next week.

The cover reveal event will be on this very blog on Sunday, July 27! There will be giveaways and I’ll introduce you to the new covers for the old titles, as well as the new titles, so mark your calendars (or follow this blog, LOL!)

It’s been fun, and interesting – a new way of writing a series for me, but then, this series is different from the others. It has numbered books for a reason! πŸ˜‰

I don’t know yet what I’ll write next, but probably I’ll stick to vampires, in the past, possibly, since the two I want to mention don’t survive the apocalypse – well Bran’s first fledgling doesn’t survive the Roman Empire, LOL!

And meanwhile, there’s another anthology out! One again Mighty Zon proved difficult, but we made it! The paperback is not ready yet, but the ebook is live everywhere… Check out More Future Earth and this batch of new stories.

More stories for our future – with less tech, probably, but still life on our planet. Post-apocalypse, dystopia, last men and women usually struggling to survive. Bookstores as treasure troves or abandoned places, factories and cities in various states of disrepair, locations from North America to Europe to Japan, all over our beautiful planet.
The Book Store by Jason A. Adams
The Last Books of Nara by M.L. Buchman
Access All Areas by Fulvio Gatti
Lisa’s Odyssey by Barbara G.Tarn
A Cupboard Full of Seeds by Meyari Mc Farland
The Crossing of the Moons by C.A. Rowland
Imposible by Lesley L. Smith
The Last Maple by Rebecca M. Senese
Alone at the End by Vonnie Winslow Crist
A New Script by Tao Wong

Also, theres a Kobo promo coming up, but it will be on the Publisher’s Page. So if you’re interested only in new titles, you can follow that! πŸ˜‰

You may have heard of the changes in publishing and the awesome Kickstarter Brandon Sanderson ran. Now there’s even going to be a (paying) Kickstarter Full Workshop to help you start your own campaign. I still can’t do any of it until I’m an employee (don’t ask!), but hopefully at some point I’ll be able to quit and will have a project worthy of a Kickstarter (because at the moment, I really don’t have any).

Another interesting post is Kris Rusch’s Holes in the Economy, and mostly her writerly advice (which I’m following, in case you didn’t notice, LOL!):

We can’t keep track of it all, so we keep track of what we can. All I can do right now is urge you to do a few things:

  1. Have compassion for the people around youβ€”all of them. We’re very stressed out as a world right now.
  2. Write a lot and publish a lot.
  3. Wear a damn mask and stay six feet away from others.

Eventually, this DDoS attack of news and change will ease. It always does. When, none of us knows. We can only trust that we will get through this.

And we will get through it together.

Unfortunately I can’t, at this time, write about fictional heroes dealing with pandemics or economic collapses (in fact the Future Earth Chronicles are well after the actual apocalypse), and I’m looking for humorous stuff both to read and to write. I’ll find something, eventually… but I’m wondering how Urban Fantasy writers are doing in the pandemic – are they adding it to the magic and vampires and werewolves and angels and demons or are they just ignoring it?

Today I want to end with a couple of R.E.M. songs, since I think both apply to me at this time…

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5 Comments

  1. Awesome about the writing progress, and managing to get the new anthology sorted. πŸ™‚

    From what I’ve seen, some people – regardless of the genre they write in – are writing something pandemic related as a way of coping, while others are intentionally writing anything but, and still others are having the problem I’ve had where writing at all is a real struggle. I have a couple of poems I wrote several weeks ago – when I got to the point where I could face doing so – about the situation, but I don’t know if I’ll be writing something pandemic related other than poetry. At least, I don’t plan to as it stands at the moment. You never know though. Maybe when I can get some time to hang out with my muse when I’m not so tired I don’t care what she has to say I’ll get an idea and end up doing so after all. But to be honest, I feel like I’ve written and thought about it more than enough already.

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    • still waiting for the paperback of the antho, but at least the ebook is live. Sigh.
      And as you might have seen in the Street Team FB group, I know how to write about COVID now! πŸ˜‰
      I’m kinda tired too – wake up too early and then yawn all afternoon – but it must be the summer heat. We’ll get through it this year too…
      Hugs
      Barb

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  2. Well, like you said, at least the eBook is live… It’s a start. You’d think things would be quicker these days with all the wonderful modern technology items we have, so it baffles me how things actually take longer these days instead.

    Anyway, yeah, I saw that on Facebook. Though I don’t remember if I acknowledged the post or not… Definitely remember reading it though. Glad you figured that out, and I look forward to seeing how you handle it. πŸ™‚

    Also, I realized while trying to sleep last night that I’d forgotten about something: there is something else I was going to write other than poems to do with the virus. I was going to expand that bit from my comment that you mentioned was pretty much a piece of flash fiction. Remember? The bit with the droid brandishing hand sanitizer… I even have it mentioned in my document for story ideas and notes, but totally forgot about it when I was commenting yesterday. I claim tiredness as my excuse for forgetting.

    Our temperatures are thankfully staying cooler than yours – we’re getting quite a few mild storms, which aren’t lasting long, but are helping to keep the temperature from getting like yours – but it’s still warmer than I like. There’s physical exhaustion to deal with from all the moving related stuff too… Another reason I’m thankful it’s not as hot with us as it is with you. Still, the two things combined, along with the fact sore muscles and warm temperatures mean I’m not getting much sleep, means I’m also dealing with the being tired before the day gets started thing. I just want to find a cool and quiet place to sleep, and stay there for several days.

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    • let’s hibernate for the rest of the summer and talk again in autumn, shall we? πŸ˜‰
      Hugs

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