Wednesday Weekly Roundup


Happy New Year! And no, I’m not going to talk about my goals for 2021 – only that I hope to hit those 500K words again for the fourth year in a row, LOL! And by the way, the grand total at the end of the year 2020 was as follow (580500 words for the visually impaired):

So, last week I wrote those 3600 words between Wednesday and Thursday plus another 8300 during the weekend (Sunday was the most prolific with almost 6K) for a grand total of 11900 words (that go in that Week 52 spot above,Β  next week will be Week 1 of 2021).

Two stories, one already submitted, the other will probably come out in February (and I might add something to it when I’m done with the last assignment). It’s a Silvery Earth story based on an image I found on DepositPhoto that will be on the cover, so you’ll see it next month! πŸ™‚ Now I have a last assignment to submit, then I’ll probably go back to those vampires awaiting for their stories to be written.

My first expense of the year was buying a collection workshop that I’ll be doing with my friend Fulvio, so by the end of June you should expect two collections of portal stories from both of us, yay! By the way, you still have one day to take advantage of the discount – I bought those two workshops for the price of one (and yes, I gifted one to him)! πŸ™‚

I went through a couple of old Silvery Earth books for the story I wrote last weekend and sort of cringed every now and then. Now, I’m not going to rewrite them, or even remake all 40 covers (some of them are alreay new), but maybe I’ll go through all of them once again. I kinda miss reading my own books, LOL!

I also plan on finishing reading all the stuff I still have on K.K. so I can load the new, still-unnamed Kindle and keep going. I have more bundles to read (and some are still in draft form, but I got the requests, so you’ll see some new ones soon, I’m sure) and books to dowload for which I loved the sample.

Speaking of bundles, this is the last week to grab the Nightly Bites bundle! The anthologies will still be there, but this bundle will be gone soon, so grab it now!

If you want to become more prolific, follow Dean’s math – I know I can hit that wordcount I set up for myself above. I have already made it 3 years in a row (after 2 false starts). Should I raise the bar? Not this year, no. I might be busy revamping all the titles after 10 years out there. Just in case.

I also have quite a few online workshops to check, although I haven’t worked them into my schedule just yet. What can I say, the Holiday Season ends today in Italy, and we’re still in half-lockdown until at least Jan.15, so… we’ll see. Here’s to hoping I’ll be able to travel again later this year! πŸ™‚

Don’t get used to having so many images in one post, LOL! And ending with some words of wisdom – something I’ve always done and always will do, this year more than ever. Have a great week!

'Write what satisfies you, no matter what. Be your writer. Be the writer you want to be. Write what you want to read. Write what excites you. Write what thrills you. Write what delights you. Write what makes you angry. Write what makes you cry. Write what makes you laugh like crazy. Do not try to be anybody else's writer. Be the writer you want to be. -David Gerrold'

4 Comments

  1. Well done on the word count. Hope you can do it this year too. πŸ™‚

    We’re in lockdown too. They put Wales in a six week lockdown just as the holidays hit – a lot of people weren’t impressed, especially since part of that involved making it impossible to buy non-essential items unless you order them online and wait forever for them to show up, and clothing and toys are included in that, which made last minute holiday shopping no longer an option – so Wales is in lockdown for a few more weeks at least… We’ve got another three and a half weeks, assuming it ends on the originally planned end date, and not on the date the “UK” lockdown (which they call the UK one, but it’s sort of England’s lockdown, because they keep having different rules for each country that makes up the UK – yes, it hurts my head too) will end instead. Either way, it’s looking like it will be another year in and out of lockdown. I’ve got plenty I’d like to do that doesn’t involve me leaving home though, and set the handful of goals I set for 2021 based on the assumption this would be the case, so… *shrugs*

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    • The Holiday Season is officially over today, but we still have orange weekends with limited moving around. Some regions will probably go back to red, since infections rose during the holidays. I’m still going to work regularly, but don’t seem to be able to plan anything beyond going home and just write! πŸ˜‰
      I sent out my last assignment and tomorrow I will go back to that Silvery Earth story to see if it’s finished or needs more. At least I’m re-watching a few movies at night instead of reading, since I read and write during the day! πŸ˜‰ Now, to find some time for the artist…

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  2. Maybe you can let the artist come out to play on weekends? πŸ˜‰

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    • LOL! Yeah, I might. At least this weekend, it’s Da Muse’s birthday on Sunday! πŸ˜€

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