Writer Wednesday


Got the announcement on the publisher’s page? I still think I can make it go live on May 2, but I won’t set up a pre-order button too much in advance. That’s one of the jobs for the long weekend ahead. Revising and formatting Charioteer of Buddha. Formatting the e-book and POD of Today People. And wrap up Kaylyn with a final re-read before sending it off to betas.

Oh, and upload The Archers to the other retailers. How was KDP Select? Not good, but then I wasn’t expecting much. I had a few downloads during the free days, some KENP reads on the first day, and then nothing. In $$ terms, maybe 59cent. And probably not just because Amazon has still problems with scammers showing up on its bestseller lists.

So, will I do it again? No, thanks. It was an experiment and I didn’t like the outcome, so the next titles will be out everywhere as usual.

Follow the discussion on Goodreads about the authors of the month’s projects! I can add to that… not much. Well, the first three months of the year I wrote 100K, but not all of them are published yet. In spite of the low wordcount of the month of March. And since I aim for 500K, I’m probably still quite behind. But I’m not worried.

About Kaylyn, she’s back to India by now, so I hope to write the last two chapters between today and tomorrow, so I can borrow the office laser printer on Friday morning to print out the whole thing and go through it during the weekend. Nothing beats paper when one needs to revise! 😉

Wishing you a wonderful week!

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Sunday Surprise


Hi guys,

I’m Samantha and I come from another world – the original, old Silvery Earth, where people are immortal and never grow up. When I’m not switching bodies at will, I travel to other universes, especially books or movies. That’s how I met Rajveer the vampire, for example!

So, I’m taking over the interviews on this blog! And here I am, meeting people from other books/universes/whatever!

Soo! Tell me a little about yourself.

My name is Dii – Dii’Athella is the longer version. It’s elven. I’m told it means Flower of the Dawn. I’m about twenty-five summers – although I don’t know my exact age. I was taken from my true mother as an infant and given to a human family. They did not take me to raise me as their own, I was a Kept – a slave. I’m an elf – elves have no rights, no liberty, no justice in Eranan law.

Ugh. I already hate your world. Describe your appearance in ten words or less.

Female, red hair, tattoos, elven, midnight blue eyes.

Lovely! Do you have an enemy or nemesis? If so, who are they and how did they become an enemy?

My Keeper Joset Tremayne. He’s the one who stole me from my mother’s arms. Although I do not know how my mother ended up in the Enclave. Joset used me….Please do not ask me the details. Let’s just say he’s very unpleasant, he’s cruel and unfeeling. He beats all his servants and slaves. By law he does nothing wrong. I was property – to be treated as he wished but surely property does not think, does not feel or hurt.

I am a sorceress – which made me doubly forbidden. The Order of Witch-Hunters rule the land, and by their law magic is illegal. Anyone caught using it can be taken and imprisoned or executed. There is no trial – I think that’s what you call it in your land. Magic is just there, it infuses the land, some people are born with it. Magic does not know it’s forbidden. How can it be forbidden – it just is. Like the sky, the sun, the moon and the gods.

I know exactly what you mean. I do have my own share of magic people of other worlds don’t understand. Would you kill for those you love? And would you die for them?

Yes. And yes.

So tell me more about your world.

I now live in Tremellic, which is a valley community at the far edge of Erana. The Jagged Peak mountains look upon us and the Shimmering Forest guards our border.

Are you involved in a relationship? If so, with who and what is it about them that you find appealing?

Lord Archos. He is kind, clever, powerful and charming. He’s an excellent lover, a courageous fighter and a shrewd businessman. He is also a mage, our magic met and now we are more powerful together. He loves me for what I am, what I was, and what I can be.

Sounds like a dream man! What is the biggest challenge you face in the story?

Surviving.

I get a lot of answers like that, I wonder why… Do you have a family? Tell me about them.

Archos is my family, and his friend Olek. Olek is like the brother I never really had. Ozena lives with us too. She’s an elven huntress from a local elven community which was destroyed by slavers. It’s nice to have a female companion about the manor. My Keeper had a son – Ulric – who was sometimes kind to me. Mostly he was his father’s son and could not see me as anything more than a pretty dalliance, someone to warm his bed. He cared for his own pleasure, and the honour of their house. He was not a man. He was a child, and a petulant one at that.

Most men are – I think it’s called Peter Pan syndrome somewhere… Please give me an interesting and unusual fact about yourself.

I have a tattoo which spirals from my cheek to my thigh.

Whoa, neat! What 2 or 3 questions do you wish I’d asked and what are your answers to them?

Oh gods, I do not know. Perhaps why I visit the Enclave in Varlek when I know it is a terrible place?

Varlek, one of the largest cities has an elven Enclave. I suppose in your world it would be called a ghetto. All elves must live there – unless they live in the house of their masters. It’s a terrible place, there is much disease and poverty. The Enclave is another tool of the Order of Witch-Hunters – to keep the humans and elves apart. Highlight our differences you might say. Elves and men are really not that different, there are a few cosmetic differences – elves have different ear shapes, we are slightly smaller and our features more pronounced. But elves and humans can interbreed – any child thereof is classed as a half-elf and subject to the restrictions of all elves. Even if it’s father is a lord of the land. Why did we visit the Enclave? Ozena’s sister was taken from Szendro, and often such elves end up in the Enclave, the slave markets or worse. As it happened the elves we found were not of Szendro. That’s another story – and you must read my adventures to find out who they are.

I’d not dare to enter the Enclave alone, but some humans do feel pity for the elves and bring medicine or extra food. Officially it’s not allowed but a starving, sick elf cannot work and besides disease can spread to the humans. The Witch-Hunter guards turn their eyes away if the payment is large enough. Money can buy freedom, of a sort. Or at least pity and mercy.

Archos tells me it depends on the particular guards – some turn aside. Others do not. Some of the merchants pay to the temple. The priestesses are allowed in the Enclave to give alms, bring herbs and prayers. I suppose it keeps order. Vestiges of the old religions linger and not even the Order often dare to defy the gods. It’s more, I think, they ignore it, or perhaps feel that angering the gods helps no one.

Any mage knows the gods are real, or at least were. Many do not walk the lands now, the magic is not as Powerful as once it was and so although the beliefs do linger they are often not strong. Do I believe? Yes, of course. When one has nothing but hatred and fear one looks beyond the mortal for hope. The gods are there, getting their attention – that’s another matter entirely.

Another question? What are my hopes for the future? I’m an elf – and even within Tremellic where elves are treated well it’s hard to believe we will ever be truly free. For now the Witch-Hunters ignore Tremellic – Archos pays vast bribes to keep it so but the more we interfere the more likely they are to come. My hopes for the future are to live with the man I love, and to be safe and happy. I hope for the elves to be free, but I know that is a dangerous hope. We cannot simply sit back and do nothing but for every elf we save, for every mage we help the risk of Order ‘pacification’ increases. My hopes are that we live to see another sun rise, another moon rise. I will say this – despite my fear I will never again become a prisoner of the Order. I will live as freely as I can or die trying. The Order think they rule this land, think they rule magic. Magic does not agree.

Well, thank you for your time, Dii’. I see we have another guest… Tell me a little about yourself, my good lord.

Ulric Tremayne, son of Lord Joset Tremayne of Reldfield. I am heir to the lands, and all its chattels. I am twenty-five or so. Really does it matter? As yet there is no Lady Tremayne. My mother is father’s…concubine. She is a mage – but that is of no matter. In our lands she has protection. Have I a wife? Not yet, I do not need the burden of a wife and my father is still young enough to have many years left to him and perhaps if he takes another mistress there will be another son.

I like the company of women. I am the master’s son and so if I command they warm my bed. Then there is Dii. Such a sweet creature, poor soul. But of course she’s a Kept. Property. I suppose Mama is too, if I think about it. There is no point in taking Dii as any more than the whore she is – any offspring would be half-elven bastards. Dii brings me pleasure but it can never be more than that. Describe your appearance in ten words or less.

Black hair, young and handsome.

What is your role in the story?

I’m the son of Lord Joset Tremayne. When Dii runs away I go to seek her. Father has a temper, he does not treat her kindly and so if I can return her to the household I may be able to pacify him. Dii is his prize Kept, she has certain….skills, and charms. Dii brings us a goodly amount of coin. Besides it is dangerous world for a young elven woman. Dii knows nothing of it. She is safer within our house.

What is your relationship with the protagonist?

I suppose you could almost say Dii is my foster sister. Mama certainly tries to treat her as a daughter. My mother had a true born daughter once – stillborn. I don’t recall her, I was either very young or not yet born. I try and tell mother Dii is just a Kept, an elf but it doesn’t help. I worry for them both. Father could easily end his protection and Mama would have nothing, perhaps end in the Enclave prison, or worse. Dii is an elf and a mage. The Order do not look kindly on her type.

Where do you live(world/town/whatever)?

I live in Reldfield. It’s a town West of Jaeden and the city. We have other holdings but that is where my father chooses to reside.

Are you involved in a relationship? If so, with who and what is it about them that you find appealing?

I can take any girl I choose in the household or from among the Kepts. Dii is my favourite but I am a young man, I take my pleasures where I wish.

What is the biggest challenge you face in the story?

Finding Dii. The foolish girl ran from our protection. You’d not think it so hard to find one red-haired elven girl but she’s clever. She finds herself a protector. Dii has something about her, an allure. Many men find her irresistible.

Do you have a moral code?

I wish to protect the honour of the House of Tremayne, and of course our interests. I don’t think I’m cruel but well, elves are elves aren’t they? The law is the law.

Please give me an interesting and unusual fact about yourself.

I have an attraction towards red-haired women, but I can’t think why.

*to herself* Glad I’m a brunette! *back to Ulric* What 2 or 3 questions do you wish I’d asked and what are your answers to them?

What will I do with Dii when I find her?

I’ll bring her home. I know she fears my father but I’m sure I can placate him. At least I think so.

What do I think of the Order of Witch-Hunters?

They can be….heavy handed at times. I mean one hears stories but rumours are just that rumour. Erana can’t be an easy land to rule – there are many factions after all. They leave us alone – in fact now I think of it some of my father’s cronies wear the colours of the Order. It helps to sweeten them, after all my mother is a mage. I try and stay out of their way but I know mother and Dii fear them. The law is the law.

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LBTS Book IThese characters appear in Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles.

The Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles series – an adult fantasy/fantasy romance series, with a touch of erotica.

The Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles – Book I

In a dark world where magic is illegal and elves are enslaved a young elven sorceress runs for her life from the house of her evil Keeper. Pursued by his men and the corrupt Order of Witch-Hunters she must find sanctuary. As the slavers roll across the lands stealing elves from what remains of their ancestral home the Witch-Hunters turn a blind eye to the tragedy and a story of power, love and a terrible revenge unfolds.

Available as an e-book in all the Amazon stores, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, Apple, and the Smashwords associate stores.

Also available as a paperback on Createspace and Amazon.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1481255622

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Audio Book

http://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/The-Light-Beyond-the-Storm-Chronicles-Book-1-Audiobook/B01DAQSCIC/

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More info on the author’s website

Writer Wednesday


So last week I finished expanding the former graphic novel that is also a fairy tale revised (without the m/m factor). Currently adding words to Colors (Snow White slashed), a.k.a. the new ending (two more chapters, much like I did with Beautiful that went from short story to novel, LOL!). It will probably still be a novella or a very short novel, but whatever… I always end up rewriting the ends these days! 😉

Which is totally fine, by the way. Then I need to write the prose version of another old graphic novel before the end of the month, so in February I can move to something else – namely my vampires historicals and contemporary stories.

And I will format and upload a new title this weekend, so stay tuned for more Tales of the Northern Kingdoms. The editor wanted to surcharge me for breaking her heart with this one, so I hope other people will enjoy this old story revised! 🙂

This weekend I’ll also be working on more POD, but it will be the Italian editions that I plan on moving from Lulu to Createspace. Not that I sell many, but at least with Createspace they’re available on Amazon and I can do the Match Book thing.

Next month I will do the Createspace edition of whatever is left on Lulu in English (namely, the Books of the Immortals and the Tales of the Southern Kingdoms, starting with the Books of the Immortals, since I want new covers on the southern kingdoms books).

As for writing, I have a slightly clearer idea and priority list, but it’s still quite shady in the second half of the year. I jotted down all the stories I’d like to write/redraft and will also have to plan my vacations by the end of February, so maybe next month the picture will be complete.

I still have to color Samantha the Witch and the Desi Vampire. I’m thinking of putting the no-text pages on DeviantART, but still have to figure out how to publish the 18pages comics. And I’m getting new ideas as well… but that’s for next post! 🙂

Have a great week!

Writer Wednesday


End of the year post and new year’s resolutions! I wrote 400K of the 500K planned, but I was slowed down by setting up the publisher’s page that I’d been postponing since the end of 2011. Anyhow, it’s up at last, even though I need to add a few more things and I still haven’t figured out how the newsletter will work. But you’ll get a newsletter in 2016! 🙂

I also published “only” 20 titles against the usual 25 for the reason above. Those 400K are made of 2 novels (Rajveer the Vampire and Beautiful) 4 novellas (not all published yet) and 12 short stories (same). I still want to complete the single books pages on UPB, and do a few more PODs – new editions of the Books of the Immortals and more. Starting January, I’m off to Createspace for 2-3 POD a month for at least the first 6 months of the new year! 🙂

So, goals for 2016: write 500K for real this time, or more fiction. Since I don’t know beforehand how long a story will be, I can’t predict how many stories it will be. One novel for sure is Kaylyn – vampires through centuries vol.2 – but then I don’t know.

I plan on more Star Minds Interregnum stories, but no new novels in the Star Minds universe. Some collections for Silvery EarthTales of the Northern Kingdoms and Male Lovers of Silvery Earth volume 2 (I still have to write a couple of stories for that one). And another collection of contemporary stories (3 shorts and 1 novella are currently under beta-reading evaluation).

And then I’ll improvise. Tonz of Silvery Earth stories still to tell, hopefully more shorts to submit to magazines… Gearing up for Worldcon in Helsinki (2017), it wouldn’t be too bad if I were accepted by a pro mag before then! 😉

Wishing you all a happy end of the year and see you in 2016 for another wonderful writing and reading year!

Writer Wednesday


SMInterregnumDTFWaiting for the final proofs from Createspace, then I guess those two titles will go live and appear on Amazon and other retailers soon. And there’s a new ebook out, Star Minds Interregnum, with cover of Mighty Marvelous Maurizio Manzieri. Working on the POD version of that one and Rajveer.

Week 2 of my online workshops and busy translating S.E.T.H. (included in Star Minds Next Generation Diaries) in Italian for a website, hoping to spread the name in my home country as well.

Inking SKYBAND 15. And already itching for going back to writing. I must be addicted! 😉 Or I look forward to applying what I’m learning at the craft workshop! 😀

Will probably start something new soon – but unfortunately the mornings at DayJob are not available anymore, so I’m left with squeezing everything in the afternoons. Will prove that I can find the time to write even when I can’t do the other things in the mornings! 😀

My wordcount has been very low the past two weeks, but I’m sure it will go up again as soon as I start the next story. Found a new beta and hopefully she’ll help me make things better… And of course keep going back to the faithful offline beta, hoping one day I can introduce you to her writing (if she gets out of useless rewriting hell)! 🙂

New Author Earning Report. I still can’t leave the DayJob, but well… eventually! I’m not touching the old stuff and putting out new stuff and keep learning the craft – even though I thought I knew it all! 😉 I’ll probably keep publishing some old stories, but also writing new ones. I’m in the mood for experimenting again, thank God! 😀

Not much else going on… back to doing my assignments and inking and formatting PODs… If you feel so inclined, go to vote your favorite authors at this Readers Choice Awards. Have a great week!

 

Sunday Surprise


Apparently the author of the month has forgotten she’s on, so no author interview… unless you’d like to be featured on this blog – you or your characters, I have also a batch of questions for fictional characters if you prefer – I guess I won’t have any guests this month.

2015-09-12 09.44.52Which is kinda fine, since it’s not really a writing month for me! 🙂 So here’s what I’m doing this weekend:

Drawing S.K.Y.B.A.N.D (pencils done, the  inking is the hard part – and then the colors… and the lettering… sigh!).

Working on PODs (two done, two more to go…).

Formatting and uploading new titles (or final drafts for pre-order).

Friday morning I was at the office inking the latest strip (I don’t know when I’ll publish those and if I ever will, so don’t ask – they’re becoming too personal to be published! 😉 Maybe I’ll choose the most interesting eventually – when I’m done coloring them) and a woman came in saying “Oh, I wish I could draw like that!”

I mean, the strip. Chibi-style. I told her “I flunked illustration school because I didn’t come from an art school, but I kept drawing because I like it.”

It’s called… practice. You know, that thing musicians or other creative people do – except writers and, apparently, artists. Lots of wannabes there. “I want to write a book” but they never find the time. “I wish I could draw” but they never put pencil to paper.

I have no artistic talent. My portraits are traced from pictures. My comics are free hand and you can absolutely tell I know nothing of human anathomy – and I never draw animals (unless I can trace, so no mythical beasts, since I don’t want to steal another artist’s work) because I don’t have the will to practise.

I like drawing people, so I keep drawing people, trying different styles and never stopping. I’ll never be a professional comic artist, but I don’t care. I do it as a hobbyist because it helps me take a break from writing. But I did learn some tricks through the years.

Maybe you can’t tell, but I know when I resume drawing after a few years without doing it. I need to go back to the basis. I downloaded chibi and non-chibi human forms in different poses as reference for my comics and the strip and the vignettes…

And then I draw. And I write, but keep learning. Of course some of my older stories make me cringe, but they were the best I could produce at the time, and it’s fine. I won’t burn them just because they were crap… Nor will I throw away my old comics, although I won’t scan them and publish them either…

2015-09-12 09.45.27And with these philosophical Sunday thoughts, I shall go back to publishing and drawing… Createspace has approved the books, so I ordered the final proofs that should arrive shortly! 🙂 (BTW that cover art on those two is by Mighty Marvelous Maurizio Manzieri, not me!) Have a great Sunday! 😀

Writer Wednesday


As requested by Jo and Tori, here are the DeviantART questions and my answers.

What’s your ideal writing environment, if any?

I usually write on the bed, but I can write anywhere. If I don’t have my netbook or laptop, a notebook and pen would do. I guess my writing cave is whenever wherever the Muses strike!

What is the most difficult thing you had to learn about writing?

Rules. I started writing when computers were still exceptions – typewriters, heard of them? Creative writing courses hadn’t been invented either. So for 25 years I happily wrote my stories with my creative brain only.

What is it that you still need to learn about?

Rules. Because writing is so instinctual that I need to remember those goddamn rules. Descriptions. Settings. All the boring stuff. The only thing I’ve learned quite well is stick to one point of view per scene/chapter – no more head-hopping in my stories, except when really necessary!

Have you ever had a mentor and what did you get out of the experience?

I’ve taken a few writing courses in the new millennium. So I learned some of those rules – points of views and openings and all that stuff. But I don’t believe in craft books written by non-writers. Stephen King’s On Writing, Orson Scott Card’s How to Write Science-fiction and Fantasy, yes. I have a bundle of 12 more to read. But I want to be like Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch when I grow up (note that by year of birth I’m not much younger, LOL)

How much is giving/receiving critique important, to you, to improve your writing?

Depends on the critique. Sometimes the critic wants you to rewrite according to what he/she would do – which is not your story, so feel free to ignore. I prefer comments from non-writer beta-readers. I need a reader’s reaction, not another writer’s!

How much is reading important, to you, to improve your writing?

Very important. I wish I had more time to go through my TBR pile (mostly on my Kindle these days, so almost invisible but none the shorter, unfortunately!).

Who’s your go-to writer for quality writing (it can be off DeviantArt, too of course) and why?

I still read like a reader – as long as there’s a story, plot, characters that do stuff, I’ll read anything. The good or the bad. I hate purple prose, though, so no literary fiction. Or plotless erotica. Or Horror.

And finally, what piece of advice have you been given that has helped you the most?

Practice, practice, practice. Keep writing. And don’t get stuck in rewriting hell – write and release. There are tonz more stories out there only you can write!

Last week I completed a first draft of Samantha the Witch and the Desi vampire, but I’m sure my expert & cover artist for the project will have a lot to say about it (she started by telling me I picked the wrong name for my character, I hope she suggests a better one – I didn’t like it much anyway). I’ve taken a break from them, though, because I want to go back with fresh eyes whenever I get feedback on the Indian stuff (and then I’ll send it to the other expert – Mighty Jo, queen of Amaranthine – for more feedback on my vampires).

In the meantime, I’m preparing the Star Minds Chasing Stardom stories – stay tuned for Kay-low and then Zaphadin and then the whole batch with Astrid included. I’ve prepared both covers and am currently formatting and uploading, so expect Kay-low some time next week and Zaphadin sometime at the beginning of May. The Chasing Stardom bundle will come out as soon as I have the cover by Maurizio Manzieri – and then I’ll start working on the PODs for both SMNG Diaries and Chasing Stardom.

Writerly links! Interview with Mark Coker at the London Book Fair – on what’s in the future of Smashwords. I got my Q1 payment earlier than Q4 of 2014 this month, so I’m not complaining! 😉 It’s a little more than a breakfast at Starbucks, but like I was telling a screenwriter friend on Facebook the other day – I’m not getting rich with my royalties yet, and certainly can’t quit the DayJob for this year. Or the next – unless I have a big break.

On the importance of having POD versions – and that’s why I’ll be working on them in May. And if you don’t have/don’t want a Kindle, check this site. And if you’re an indie author who publishes everywhere, check her guidelines. I might submit some of my titles soon – but you know I’m available at most retailers anyway, aren’t you? Just go to the find my stuff page

Have a great week! 😀

Writer Wednesday


Star Minds Next Generation is now available as print book on CreateSpace, Amazon, Barnes&Noble and probably some other retailer through the distribution channels! The Matchbook thingy means that on Amazon you get the ebook for free if you buy the printed book – although I have no idea where that comes out! 😉

youngKing_resizeNew title out – The Young King – on Amazon, Barnes&Noble, Apple, Kobo, Smashwords and DriveThruFiction. This short story was included in Male Lovers of Silvery Earth and More Tales of the Southern Kingdoms. This version is slightly different from the above after the cover artist commented on the story and the Italian version is currently my bestseller – in fact for the first time I published the Italian version first, since the changes were made after the cover artist commented on it and she doesn’t speak English. The awesome art is again by Cristina Fabris.

No writerly links for you this week except one – apparently Amazon will allow us to do giveaways! Will have to keep an eye on that, study it and eventually use it. Not that the Goodreads Giveaway brought in many readers, but then… Amazon bought Goodreads and now it allows Giveaways, so let’s try it at some point!

Since I have total randomness on Friday, I’ll add a reading suggestion here: Assassins in Love by Kris De Lake. Although some of the romance tropes make me cringe, if you love sci-fi romance, you’re gonna enjoy this! 😉 I like the style and the two voices and the setting and whatever is not romance, LOL! And it’s a paper book, so it’s a signed copy, yay! 😀

Have a great week!

Writer Wednesday


Okay, where were we? Ah, yes, Kilig the Sword. In case you missed them, there are now two interviews with Kilig out there: last year’s interview at http://libraryoferana.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/character-interview-number-twenty-three-kilig-the-sword/ and the brand new one at https://joleenenaylor.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/interview-with-kilig/

And now I promised to show the full cover of Kilig the Sword – or the whole painting by Cinzia Di Felice:KiligAin’t it beautiful, with Saif looming in the background? 😉 The POD version is available on Amazon already, paired with the Kindle version. Probably not reached the other retailers yet.

Now, some writerly links! Spreading out – or how WMG publishing works. I’m nowhere close to that stage – neither for number of titles nor for anything else – but one day I might be. And in case you haven’t heard, even Joe Konrath decamps from Kindle Unlimited… must mean something, right?

Now I’ll go back to writing. Revising Star Minds Next Generation to send it to the editor so I can hit that publish button… and go back to writing! 😉 I have an awesome cover by Maurizio Manzieri ready to be revealed to the world…

My writing plans for this year are still quite fluid, so… stay tuned! 😀

Writer Wednesday


More POD proofs shouls arrive today, so come back on Friday for part 2. Hopefully the CVE new editions will be live by the end of the week. And also Wyrd Worlds 2 – did you forget about that? Official release is on the 21st and whoever managed to read all the stories said it’s awesome. I’m waiting for the final version to read it myself, so looking forward to that. And to have more Wyrd Worlds authors on this blog! 🙂

While I figure out how to get myself on Patreon, here are a couple of people I should actually support: Neil Clarke and Cat Rambo. Putting them here to remind myself to open that Patreon account and start being a patron before I start my own page. If all of you who follow this blog gave 1$ a month, I’d be the happiest writer-creator in the world. But like Facebook “likes” don’t mean sales, blog followers don’t mean sales either, so I’m not asking you yet. If I did start a Patreon page, what would you like to see on it?

Other suggestions on keeping me happy and writing by David Farland – keeping writers as pets. I can be your pet writer if you want! 😉 I only need survival money, I don’t think being rich would make me happy – but quitting the horrid DayJob yes! 😀

Why listening to gurus can cripple your chances for success or survivor bias for writers! So, don’t listen to my advice and just experiment – which is what I’m doing. Trying to figure out which is the way to success for me – and again, success is a state of mind, not money. Anyhow, if you want tips for the sales down, here’s Joe Konrath. My sales of the Italian bestseller have stopped since 2 reviews popped up on Amazon – 2stars, in case your wondering. I don’t care. I can’t please everyone, I’ll keep writing what I want to read! 😉

Now back to writing that next generation… have a great week! 🙂

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