Wednesday Weekly Roundup

So, last week I wrote zero new words in English and a few hundred in Italian that I didn’t count because I was just fleshing out old stories written in the 1990s. It was a very busy week with rebranding Silvery Earth, and I didn’t have much time to think about something else.

Before I start the actual upload and update of all the titles that will remain out there (30 instead of the original 50), here’s the preview of the new covers – in this case I’m changing also the paperbacks because the fonts on this one were really messy, so the cleanup will be more drastic than with the previous series.

So this week I’ll start slowly updating all the above titles, but I will probably get to next week, because I realized a couple of things hadn’t been proofread, so I jumped at the opportunity of an extra week with Mighty Editor to polish those last stories.

Hopefully today I’ll be able to start on the final book of short stories related to the new project. If I don’t melt, since “real feel” is around 40°C at lunchtime when I get out of the damn office, and there are less buses running because schools are out, sigh.

Anyhow, hopefully next week I’ll have a few words down to start the second half of the year. I’m at 277K, so I’m not worried yet. And one is allowed a week off, although it was spent doing the publishing stuff. I’ll probably take another week off at the end of the month when I go out of town to celebrate my father’s 90th birthday, and then that should be it.

Unless I go to Worldcon. But I’m less and less convinced it’s worth the trouble, so whenever they let me know if I have a panel or not, I’ll make up my mind (hint: no panels, no trip to Chicago! Saving on the ESTA and all the Covid tests!).

I guess that’s all for today! Have a great week!



  1. Victoria Zigler

     /  12/07/2022

    OK. Thanks for making me feel better about our 25 degree weather. Ugh! Between the heat, hosting for parts of the virtual aspects of the ACB’s convention, and a continuation of the dental saga – only one of which I enjoyed, and I’m sure you can guess which – there’s been no writing here, and very little reading either. Winter is coming… Right? *looks hopeful*


    • You’re welcome – we’re down to 31°C at this time, but I’m sure we’ll be back at 40°C soon enough! 😦 I’m sure winter will be back soon… hopefully! 🙂

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  2. Victoria Zigler

     /  12/07/2022

    P.S. Please don’t go to Worldcon. More than half of the people who went to the in person part of the ACB convention have gone home sick, many of them with confirmed covid. This despite all precautions being taken. I don’t want you ending up sick too.


    • I talked to the travel agent today, and I’m still waiting for Worldcon to let me know if I have panels or not, but I’m already considering alternatives. I took some catalogues of group trips, but the one for London/Wales leaves mid-August and I can’t leave until the end of August. So either I visit Cornwall (which I have never seen anyway) or do a generic tour of England and visit friends in London and Canterbury. Or maybe I’ll do the Scandinavian capitals instead. I’ll wait until the end of the month before deciding! 🙂

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