East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

A busy weekend, and beyond

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Selection_893It’s going to be a busy weekend.
There’s the Aethercon, of course.
We kick-off tonight with an interview with me and my boss Gionata dal Farra about GGStudio.
It will be 10PM for us.
Then, tomorrow, I’ll start at 6PM local time with the panel about sandbox games, and then after an half-hour pause, I’ll start the first demo game.
It’s going to be fun, and it’s weird to thing just two months back, with my old connection, this would have been impossible.

But there’s other stuff in the works.
giphyI’m working on a number of stories, I’m about to re-launch one of my online courses (the first of a few, hopefully), I’m juggling other projects.
And there’s translation work to be done.
And a little research on the side.
Therefore, I’ll use the little spare time I have on the weekend to set up a schedule for the next six weeks. Because on Monday we start all over again.

It’s going to be a busy end of the year.
Let’s hope it brings something good.

As a personal reflection, it’s now over 18 months that I (barely) make a living as a writer, and it’s been as hard as you can imagine, and at the same time fun and anxiety-generating.
I have not been able to save a single cent, but (most of) the bills are paid, and we are going.
I received a lot of help – from my readers, from my friends, and I would not have made it without that help.
Now, as a new year looms closer, and I plan for things to do in the coming weeks, I wonder what it will be of me, of my work, of my family, in 2018.
And all I know is, I don’t want to let down all those that helped me.

Thank you guys for keeping me on track.

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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