East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

… and blog posts too!


It does not get any more hectic than this…

  • Tomorrow I will deliver a new translation.
  • Next week an Italian publisher will tell me and my writing partner how many novels they want in the series, and how much they are paying.
  • By the 30th of the month I have to deliver a 15.000-words story to my American publisher.
  • By the 7th of October I will deliver a 10.000-words SF story as a bonus to the backers of my crowdfunding.
  • By the 15th of October I have to (finally) deliver a 50.000-words novel to my publisher Down Under.
  • On the 16th of October, two or possibly three anthologies will be presented featuring a story of mine each.
  • By the 31st of October I will have to deliver another 15.000-words story to my American publisher.
  • By the 15th of November I plan to submit a new 6000-words Aculeo & Amunet story to an online magazine.
  • Around the 20th of November, the backers of my crowdfunding will get an EARC of my forthcoming essay.
  • By the 31st of November I have to deliver another 18.000-words story to my American publisher (and this will actually make four stories, 66.000 words in total,  in four months for this specific project).
  • By December the 15th my self-published, Italian-language non-fiction book will hit the shelves.
  • By December the 31st I will have to get at least 70.000-words worth of fantasy novel and submit them to Angry Robot.
  • And there will most likely be a 5000-words spin-off of Aculeo & Amunet in a highly rated magazine somewhere in 2018.

I don’t think I’ll take part in NaNoWriMo this year, after all.



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.

6 thoughts on “… and blog posts too!

  1. Oh yeah, I’d say that you’re going to be quite busy for the next 3 months. All I can say is keep typing and good luck!

    Oh yeah, one question regarding the Aculeo & Amunet spinoff, is Centurion Nennius Britannicus and his contubernium finally going to make their solo appearance?


  2. Yeah, just a bit going on there eh?


  3. Looking forward to seeing the good Centurion and his boys in print!


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