East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

Starting up again

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And so, having delivered my manuscript to the editor, and having spent a long weekend basically reading, eating and sleeping – not necessarily in that order – I am ready to start working on the next project.

Or am I?


Right now, there’s a full plate of stuff to do for my game writing job – books to author or co-author, stuff to be researched, plans to be made.
This is not much a matter of inspiration – the projects are more or less solid – but of scheduling the work to be done and then stick to the timeline.

Writing fiction.
While a pair of projects are still floating, I’d like to go back to my old self-publishing gig – I miss the freedom of doing basically what I like, the way I like it, and then take all the risks this involves.


And for all the ideas, outlined stories and what else, my lazy weekend brought to me more ideas – which is good, up to a point.
When you get too many ideas and viable projects, in the end you get stuck exactly like when you have no idea at all.

But we’ll see.
I also keep receiving requests about future stories in Italian.
My interest in that direction remains minimal, and yet… who knows.
It might be interesting trying to do a bilingual edition – publishing the same story in both Italian and English, like I did with Tyrannosaurus Tex.
Might be a fun experiment.
As I said, we’ll see.

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

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