Wednesdey Weekly Roundup


Last week I wrote around 10K before taking my train. This week I’ll be mostly editing, so not much for wordcount, probably, but I knew about it.

A gentle reminder that one giveaway is almost up – and again, I won’t know you downloaded, since Smashwords won’t tell me unless you do. So feel free to grab Star Minds Sire Teens. The code is: TG65B and it expires on: 2020-8-31.

And of course a new Future Earth Chronicles book is out!

Yollanda is startled when her friend Carlos calls out of the blue to reveal the truth behind Rainbow Town. Soon she finds herself helping him and watches, aghast, as her hometown switches down.
Yollanda learns to live under the sun, in the ruins of Great Falls, with Carlos and Lucy, until she’s confident enough to climb ontp a horse-drawn closed wagon to explore more.
And when an airship reaches Roanoke, she jumps at the opportunity to cross the Atlantic, hoping to explore her African roots.
BONUS STORY: “Bran the Raven’s Last Night” โ€“ The Battle of Chittor seen in “Kristine the Youngest” from Bran’s point of view.

So there, go check it out! ๐Ÿ™‚ Next one in a couple of weeks! ๐Ÿ˜€

Now, as soon as I’m done with the prequel, I’m going to write a few shorts to submit to markets in September and October. And no, I’m not keeping track of rejections time, although I do keep and Excel sheet with the submissions. And I like seeing those red marks that say “SOLD” next to some stories! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hopefully the stories I’ll write in September will be stories I can add to my existing series, if not, well… eventually I’ll publish all those random stories in a volume, LOL! I do have quite a few still… The Silvery Earth ones will be out probably at the beginning of next year, and I might write more in the Star Minds Universe even though theoretically I’m done with this section of history and should move on to the next galactic century.

For other publications I might just make up stuff, using their calls as writing prompts. I still haven’t decided what I’m writing after I finish the Future Earth Chronicles, so some unrelated shorts might spark the next series! ๐Ÿ˜‰

A couple of interesting bundles on StoryBundle (so limited time offer, check them today):

The Innovative Worlds Bundle ending really soon that includes Future Visions edited by my friend and fellow author Francesco Verso, and The Exclusive Dark Fantasy and SF Bundleย curated by my friend and fellow author Douglas Smith a remarkable set of eleven titles by bestselling authors and rising stars. As always, at StoryBundle, you name your own priceโ€”whatever you feel the books are worth, and a portion of the proceeds goes to charity.

I ran into this wonderful post on how to buy a book, and who actually profits from it. I also heard of indie authors punished by vicious readers on Amazon (not to mention it’s impossible to be seen without ads on the various markets), so yeah, Amazon is definitely not the best place to sell our books, but it’s one venue (and eventually I’ll be able to sell from my own web page, but we’re not there yet), and as long as you don’t put all your eggs in one basket, you should be fine.

In the gap in my publishing that will happen in October (after FEC Book 10) there should be something coming out from another publisher, stay tuned for the official announcement. I got paid for that story, but I don’t see any official release date on the publisher’s page, so I’ll keep mum for a little longer. Wishing you all a wonderful week!

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  1. That’s a good word count all things considered. I did see the new book was out… Added it to my cart (along with the other two I still need) but haven’t grabbed those yet. I planned to do it yesterday (as a birthday gift to you) but it’s been a very bad week, so I didn’t do a lot of what I planned to during this past week. As for writing progress… Yeah… Whenn there’s any of that to talk about again, I’ll tell you. Right now it takes me several attempts to even manage to make words work well enough to do comments and posts, let alone write something creative. I’m giving 2020 up for lost, and just going to try and keep my head above water until it’s over. In the meantime, I’ll go sort out your now late birthday present. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • a huge THANK YOU for the late birthday present! ๐Ÿ™‚
      I’m currently feeling like Meryl Streep in She-Devil, on the cusp of changing what I write about, but I don’t know yet what it will be. I’m probably going to hit my wordcount this year, but next year I won’t set up any. I know I want to change, but don’t know how yet. I’ll find it out, eventually!
      Thanks again! Hugs

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  2. You’re welcome. ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck figuring out what you want to write next. I think not setting a word goal for next year when you need to figure that out is a good plan. I look forward to reading the stack of books of yours I now have for my Barbathon, and also to seeing what you decide to write next. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • A few more books will come out before the end of the year (Mortals Apocalypse with the vampires’ point of view, and another five in the Future Earth Chronicles), then we’ll see! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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