Wednesday Weekly Roundup


I’m going to change the order of things in these posts and be a little more random from now on, since the yearly wordcount is no longer the Most Important Thing in the world. I know I’m prolific and can meet my goal, so I will update you, but not necessarily as the first thing in the post! πŸ˜‰

So I’m going to start with this week’s publishing news! Lisa’s Odyssey is free today only, and only on Kindle.

And we have the last book of Future Earth Chronicles out! Rainbow concludes the series for now. I have the prequels ready, and I might publish them next month if I get a reply from a submitted story.

I will have to think about how to handle the prequels on the Amazon series page, but there’s still time. Meanwhile, here’s the blurb for Rainbow.

“Shit happens. Beautiful things happen. Go with the flow as much as you can.”

Fifteen years after the New Treaty, Raj takes the teenage Ahyoka on a pilgrimage to her father’s tomb with his airship, the Rainbow.

Has the Wanderlust Bug bitten him again or can he find love and peace somewhere, as Ahyoka’s foster father or when she becomes independent from him? Or will he fly off into the sunset with airship Rainbow, alone?

I read this article Robots Turn 100 – and Still Entrance Us and considered re-reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, since it’s set in January 2021, but I’m a slow reader and no, I don’t have time for it. I’m not that fond of Dick! πŸ˜‰ I might find the time to re-watch the movies set in 2021, but a book is another matter.

And again this week I wrote only a little over 8K, but I still consider myself between projects. I started two vampires stories, and didn’t finish them because they’re like the others I’ve written so far, and I mentioned I want to change and experiment more this year.

While I brainstormed ideas, I had the time to check my evolution as a writer, and I broke it down for you, so you can see I go through cycles and this time the shift is happening more or less in public. Here we go.

Teen years: mostly YA love stories although there was some SFF in the midst

1986-1991: science fantasy

1991-1995: medieval fantasy

1995-1998: m/m romance

1999-2001: no specific genre, a little bit of all of the above (except YA)

2001-2008: mostly screenplays (the Conquest of Hollywood that failed, mwhahahahaha!) and language switch (from Italian to English)

2009-2015: mostly fantasy (Silvery Earth is secondary world, mostly medieval fantasy and Star Minds Universe is science fantasy), all the books and series you’ve enjoyed so far. This blog started in 2009, the Indie Publishing Adventure in 2011. Most of those stories have wandering characters who are outcast, outsiders, outlaws, other for society and who are possibly trying to fit in or not.

What has been an experiment since 2015 is Future Earth Chronicles, the first series with numbered books. Still wandering characters, but on Earth, and their home is destroyed, so they cannot go back and must find another place to settle. And it’s now connected to Vampires Through the Centuries, but at this time I don’t feel like writing more of those. You’ll get Helios’s story as soon as I get it back from the proofreader because it’s done, but the rest is postponed.

Now, I was thinking I could do another series like FEC (numbered books et all), but I haven’t found a good idea yet. The shelved contemporary fantasy is probably a single book, not a trilogy, so we’ll see. I have a couple more ideas for Urban Fantasy worlds, but again, it might just be for short stories or novellas.

Meanwhile the Shared Worlds workshop resumed, so I might have to work on that one as well! And I’m waiting for my submitted stories to be either accepted or rejected, that too might be a way to steer me this way or that. If I sell a story, I might explore that world for more! πŸ˜‰

That’s all for now… have a great week! πŸ˜€

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  1. I like random, so I don’t mind what order you do your posts in. Besides, it’s your blog, so… *shrugs*

    I saw the new book was out. Good luck with it. I’ll grab my copy sometime soon, along with the previous one.

    Interesting to read the evolution of your writing. There’s not been so much change with me. With both story writing and poetry I’ve always just written what I feel like at the time, with the odd exploration of a different story genre or poetry style, but mostly sticking to the same kind of thing from when I started really being aware of genres to now, with fantasy and animal stories being my main go to for stories, and poems with the abab or abcb rhyme scheme or limericks being my main go to when it comes to poetry styles. Even the age range I write for hasn’t really changed, since I’ve attempted to write for older readers a few times randomly since when I thought I was meant to in my teens, but those attempts have quickly fizzled out due to lack of interest on my part, and the closest I got to finishing something aimed at anything over middle grade readers is the few bits of flash fiction you can find on my blog, and a couple of my poems… Especially the ones in “Waves Of Broken Dreams And Other Poems” from when I first lost my sight… But even those aren’t really too mature for the higher end of middle grade (at least, I don’t think so, since they’re tame compared to what you see in some books aimed at middle grade readers these days… I do have content warnings on anything that falls in to this catagory though, just in case some parents disagree with my assessment).

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    • I know it’s my blog, just thought I’d say it in case someone didn’t like all those rrrrrrrrr (random randomness roundup)! πŸ˜€
      I’m obviously multi-genre, but when I have explored enough of it, I obviously like to change. It’s still mostly fantasy, whether with a sci-fi/futuristic bend or a historical bend or a medieval/secondary world bend, and now I’m toying with urban fantasy, we’ll see how that goes!
      I definitely want to rise the age of my heroes/heroines, though. I stopped writing YA long ago, but now I have enough also of NA and other younger people – but then, I could be your mom, so don’t mind me! πŸ˜‰
      I posted my evolution just for fun, each of us is different – and thank God for diversity, otherwise it would be a very boring reading world, right? πŸ˜‰

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  2. Yes, it would be a very boring world if we were all the same, and then what would we write about. πŸ˜‰

    I found the evolution thing interesting. Like you said, the fantasy theme has been in there in some shape or form most of the time, but it’s interesting to see how you’ve approached it through the years. I’m also looking forward to seeing what you do with urban fantasy. πŸ™‚

    Oh, and… For the record, unless it was back in the days when most people had a child or two at their skirts by the time they were in their mid teens, you’d have had to be under age when you had me to be my Mother, since you’re not quite old enough to have been of age… I believe you’d have been about 15 when I was born. Though, yes, it is technically possible. Just saying. πŸ˜‰

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    • Yes, I would have been a teen mom! 😊 You millennials (like my Jedi twin) are like little siblings to me, though… 😘

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  3. That’s nice. Thanks for that. πŸ™‚

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