Wednesday Weekly Roundup


As expected, I didn’t write much last week. I started a story on Thursday, but never finished, so the wordcount is under 2K. I’ll do better this week – maybe. I haven’t started writing yet, haven’t decided what. So it might be another low-count writing week.

I don’t really care. I am making plans for future publications, but it’s a little early to talk about it. When I finish this workshop, I might be able to do another quick one and finally make a dream come true in this new world of publishing. Maybe. We’ll see.

Meanwhile, the summer heat as arrived, the first jab of the vaccine is done, and I’m getting ready for my summer hibernation! πŸ˜€ I read a book in Italian because I needed to remind myself how to format novels in Italian. I’m helping someone to publish his first novel at 95, glad he gave up the thought of going with a vanity publisher. I don’t know about your country, but here they’re still doing strong.

It will be a paperback only, since the author doesn’t care about ebooks, but if it sells, I might do the ebook version as well. I had to reformat all his dialogues, but at least I’m practising for whenever I need to add another form of income, LOL! His son told me that thanks to me, the old man has started his second novel.

So you see, it’s never too late to start. This Italian teacher had published only two books of poetry so far (with vanity publishers), and now he’s writing novels in his twilight years, based on his youth’s memories! I have in mind to go to the Frankfurt Book Fair and check the rights center, I might ask him if he wants me to shop his book as well for a translation! πŸ˜‰

Not sure yet, but I do hope to get to travel Europe in the second half of the year. For now, I’ll stick to Italy, LOL! Not happy to start a new Day Job Routine in the summer, but well… it will be quickly out of the way, I guess! And when the weather cools down, I’ll be off, probably to London, to use their libraries for my research. Trying not to plan too much ahead, just in case! πŸ˜‰

I might be a little late in sharing this, but you’re probably aware that I’m a Discovery Writer/Pantser most of the time. A very interesting podcast (I read the transcript) on discovery writing and sustaining a long-term writing career. Lots of good advice on both craft and business! πŸ™‚

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And if you like sci-fi, there’s another bundle of great books out there! I’m not in it, but I’ve read some of those novels, so go check them out! Limited time, like for StoryBundle, so don’t miss it! Wishing you all a wonderful week!

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  1. Victoria Zigler

     /  16/06/2021

    That’s great about that guy publishing his first book, and now working on his second. Good luck to him with it.

    Glad you got your first jab out of the way. Which one did you end up having? Hope you’re having an easy time of it with reactions.

    As expected, I got no writing done this week. However, the paperbacks are now available for both poetry books, I finished one of the craft projects I was trying to get finished, and I made a bit of progress with sorting some of the stuff we inherited during my Dad’s clearout of his and Nan’s belongings. Considering I also got stabbed in the arm (AKA had a blood test done by one of those nurses convinced they’re wielding a knife to cut your arm off rather than a tiny needle to just draw blood) and the weather’s been pretty hot, I’m pleased with that. I know your heat is worse than ours, but the heat hit me hard enough that I ended up notmaking one of my roleplaying games though, since I really wasn’t feeling too good, so ended up lying on the bed in front of a couple of fans with a wet towel over my head instead.

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    • after 1 hour in line outside, 1 hour in line inside and another hour for everything else, it got my first Pfizer shot. Next one in July. Yesterday I felt as if someone had punched me in the arm, but since I had it done in the arm that already hurt, not sure how much was old pain and how much new pain. Today is a little better, but again, I’m not sure which is which.
      I know exactly what you mean with those nurses convinced they’re wielding a knife. That’s what happened to me last time I had a blood test – the vein broke, and she did another jab and both hurt. Ouch.
      Hope you’re recovering from the jab and from the heat. The house is cool even without AC, so my only problem is coming home at lunchtime under the sun! πŸ™‚ Yesterday the breeze was okay, and today wasn’t too bad, but it’s not the summer yet, not for another 5 days, LOL!

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  2. Victoria Zigler

     /  16/06/2021

    That’s the same jab I had. Glad you’re only dealing with potentially worse arm pain than you’d have anyway, and nothing worse. Also glad it’s cool for you indoors, even if I’m sure the trip home during the lunchtime heat is very unpleasant.

    Thankfully she only had to do mine once. Somehow ended up with two bruises from it though, and my arm still aches almost a week later. Not the first time though, and probably won’t be the last.

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