Wednesday Weekly Roundup


The first writing week of the year ended with 11K written, even though I spent Sunday morning drawing Da Muse for his birthday! πŸ™‚ I also used that time to think about the stories I was writing (because they’re entwined at the moment, so I kept jumping back and forth between them for most of the week), but decided not to change the current plot.

I also rearranged the side-bar of this very blog, adding the “follow me on Bookbub” button and moving things around a little. I also had a small trouble with the publisher’s site, but my Awesome Webmaster solved the problem of the failed plug-in in under a minute, or so he said! πŸ˜‰

And of course, I hit the publish button on Future Earth Chronicles Book 11! Please welcome back Luke, who first appeared in Book 4 as vampire food in the alien facility under Mount Kailash… and see where this books takes him! πŸ™‚ Being a sapling’s symbiont is not as bad as it sounds.

Luke got his microchips back and bonded with Xex, the alien sapling who came back with the Mothership. Now he must gather the Rainbow Towns security robots with his symbiont to face a new threat: a gathering of Asian vampires.

His life changed when the wanderers freed him from Daniel and the alien facility, and now it’s about to change again.

Book 12 (Mighty Editor’s favorite) will be out in two weeks, so stay tuned! πŸ™‚

If you want free (or cheap) books, subscribe to IASFA – there’s currently a batch of military sci-fi on offer and more to come. “Each month we’re spotlighting works by hundreds of SciFi and Fantasy authors. Every book will be available for free during the promotion. Don’t miss a single one. Get on the list.”

I checked, and not all were free yet, but one was at 99c on Kindle and after trying the sample I bought it anyway (it was free everywhere else, just not on Amazon, and I can’t download mobi from Smashwords anymore). I also downloaded more samples on KK, so my TBR list is growing again, sigh. I’ll never get to the new Kindle, LOL!

And a new bundle is out! Fantasy romance, so if you fancy that, go check it. It includes “Beautiful” from yours truly – a Sleeping Beauty retelling as m/m romance more about the happily ever after than the before. The Love an Magic Bundle is available at the usual suspects!

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In other news I had to comment on Dean’s post My Novel… since that’s what I usually ask about MY books! πŸ˜€ Especially before becoming a mysanthrope who doesn’t like to go out, I happened to tell my friends about the stories I were writing at random moments, and whenever they saw me again, they politely asked “How’s your book?” to which I stared blankly at them and asked “Which one?” Perks (?) of being too prolific, I guess.

And Kris’s post on Audio (2020 in Review) worth checking especially for the last part, or how artists have braved the pandemic and reorganized themselves. My audio sales have flatlined and I don’t know when I’ll have the money or the inclination to do more of them, and I’m still considering other venues for the strips.

If you watched Space 1999, raise your hand and I’ll high-five you. I know most of you weren0t even born when the TV series aired (including Tori), but you might have caught up with some reruns in the 20th century. I backed this Kickstarter and received my ebook copy with intro from Barbara Bain (who, for me, is Dr. Helena Russell of Space 1999, I didn’t see many episodes of the Mission Impossible TV show of the 1960s, but I definitely saw all of Space 1999, in Italian AND French). I got the PDF for now, since I can’t upload to KK, but I want to start reading it! πŸ™‚

I might use my vacation time to program just that (the art part, not the audio part, sorry), finding another venue for the strips. I’m considering Tapas that allows also novels, especially episodic ones (like many of mine are). But I need to have a clear mind, which isn’t something I have yet.

Recovering from the Holiday Season is taking longer both because of what’s happening in the world (especially US and UK) and because I’m no longer young and full of dreams, but – since I’m here and now – I guess I’m meant to go through this mess and emerge victorious, or at least alive! πŸ˜€

So I’m not making too many programs just yet, taking one step at a time and keeping going. If you’d like to subscribe to my newsletter, there’s a link on the publisher’s page, I still haven’t studied how importing (from my old Mailchimp account, for example) works on WordPress. I won’t start sending it out until I have at least ten people subscribed.

I know there’s no free story just yet, but that’s another thing to do sometime this year. Be patient, and hopefully I’ll manage to do everything! πŸ™‚ Meanwhile, have a great week! πŸ™‚

4 Comments

  1. Sounds like another productive week for you. I did see the new book was out, and it’s in my Smashwords cart.. I just haven’t gotten around to actually buying it yet. LOL!

    There’s been very little writing for me, but it’s because I’ve been working hard – along with Kelly – on getting boxes unpacked. We want that done sooner rather than later, because we’re quite frankly sick of living out of boxes. Plus, I figured it was best to do this now, before I settle back in to a proper writing routine. So, my writing time is suffering for it right now, but we’re almost done, so that won’t be the case much longer.

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    • No rush, as usual, there’s another book coming… πŸ˜‰
      I’m sure that when you and Kelly have unboxed everything, you’ll find your routine again. You went through 2 moves in the last six months (correct?), you can’t expect productivity to rise… at your own pace, you’ll get back to it!
      Hugs

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  2. I figured there’d be more soon… One of these days I’ll catch back up. πŸ˜‰

    Yes, that’s correct. Two moves in six months, the second one pretty much from one side of the UK to the other. During a pandemic, navigating lockdowns that overlapped but naturally couldn’t happen at the same time, and losing my Nan in the middle of it all too… Such fun, I don’t think! So, don’t worry, I’m going easy on myself for not making much writing progress yet. Honestly, I’m still amazed I have any sanity left, never mind creativity.

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