Wednesday Weekly Roundup


Last week I theoretically participated in a writing marathon. I didn’t do the Zoom meetings (they were at 9pm in my time zone, not a time when I want to see and talk to people), but I did check in every day. I wrote four short stories for submissions, and two are already out there. Almost 10k in total, and I’m getting closer to my yearly wordcount.

The second two are with beta-readers, but they have a December 31 deadline, while the other 2 have a Halloween deadline. Speaking of Halloween, remember me mentioning selling a story at the Anthology Workshop last February, right before the Covid mess? It’s included in this Kickstarter! I’ll be part of the Halloween Harvest!

Go check the project and give it some more love! It’s funded, and you’ll get lots of stories right in your inbox! πŸ™‚ Or you can give them as gifts to friends and family, if you feel so inclined… just sayin’! πŸ™‚

Oh, and my book Magical Friends was reviewed by the Critiquing Chemist… please note that I didn’t read the review, so I have no idea of what it says. I saw the Google Alert and I think I’m out of the SPFBO I entered back in June. Oh, well. Maybe I’ll try again next year! πŸ˜‰

A huge thank you to the Indian Kindle owner who got themselves the Vampires Through the Centuries ebooks! Next weekend you’ll be able to read more about all of them with Mortals Apocalypse! πŸ™‚ Check out Helios’s story in The Phantom Games and stay tuned for the other vampire that will appear in the above anthology…

And in case you missed it on the publisher’s page, this is the last week to grab Future Earth Chronicles Shorts for free on Smashwords! Also, I have added a page on this very blog with all the other publications! In chronological order, more or less… hopefully more to come! πŸ™‚

I am touched and awed to have an illustration next to my story in Breathe… I’m currently reading it, and I reread also my own story, that I wrote back in 2015. It was rejected 3 or 4 times before landing in the antho, and this reading felt new, as if someone else wrote it. Quite a weird feeling, to be honest.

And while researching last century for a story, I stumbled on a couple of things:

For the first time in history, chain bookstores outsell independent stores, signaling what many fear to be the death of smaller booksellers at the hands of superstores.

Sounds familiar? This is from 1994… an interesting year, as you can see:

White House launches Web page. Initial commerce sites are established and mass marketing campaigns are launched via email, introducing the term “spamming” to the Internet vocabulary.

Check also this other article on the dawn of commercial internet! I guess that’s all for today… have a great week! 😊

3 Comments

  1. Congratulations! Very cool your work is getting featured in so many places. πŸ™‚

    I got featured in a few different places too, but in a different way to you. I had the podcast, interview, and guest post I did recently all go live one after another during this past week. Spent my week either packing, dealing with eMails, or promoting those. At least I can read and watch things while I pack boxes, so I managed to do a decent amount of that. Sometimes being blind and needing to only listen has its benifits. πŸ˜‰

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    • LOL! Indeed! I saw the new reviews, so you definitely had time to get on with the Barbathon! Happy moving, I’m sure when you settle in the new place, the muse will be back to inspire your next masterpiece! πŸ™‚

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  2. Glad you saw the new reviews. Will have more for you soon. πŸ™‚

    Oh, definitely. Just got to get through the rest of this year (especially the move, which will hopefully be before the end of the year) and then I can spend some quality time with my muse. I’m also planning on reducing the number of blog posts I’ll be doing each week next year, so that will give me and the muse even more quality time. πŸ˜‰

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