East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai


If only I had this back when…

Writing_a_Novel_in_Five_Days_While_Traveling_Cover_FinalI’m roughly halfway through the fourth episode of AMARNA (yes, I’m late), and I am taking a break to award myself a cup of tea and two biscuits, and to read a book I got with the latest Write Stuff bundle on StoryBundle.
The book is called Writing a Novel in Five Days While Traveling by Dean Wesley Smith.
I already told you about my current effort to increase my output – so that any book about increasing speed and writing in weird conditions interests me.
Also, I like Dean Wesley Smith’s attitude and approach to work, so there. Continue reading

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bastetBeloved Bastet, mistress of happiness and bounty, twin of the Sun God, slay the evil that afflicts our minds as you slay the serpent Apep. With your graceful stealth anticipate the moves of all who perpetrate cruelties and stay their hands against the children of light. Grant us the joy of song and dance, and ever watch over us in the lonely places in which we must walk.
– Ancient Egyptian Prayer to the Goddess Bastet

[the things one finds researching the next episode of AMARNA]

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AMARNA on the cheap

amarna bookGetting to the midway point in publishing AMARNA has been a small triumph for me – it’s the first time I write a serial, the first time I try selling it through Gumroad.
Also, everything that could go wrong in these three months went wrong.
But we made it.
And to celebrate, I am offering the first three episodes of AMARNA, in multi-format, DRM-free ebooks, through Gumroad for 5.99 – that is, with a discount of 33% on the retail price.
Should you know anyone that might be interested, please spread the word.
Thank you!

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AMARNA, episode 3

Amarna preview smallBoy was this a close call!
But in the end, the March episode of AMARNA is available in epub, mobi and PDF formats, through Gumroad.

My Patron supporters will get their copy – or a discount code – in a few minutes, and in the next 36 hours (hopefully) the ebook will also be available on Amazon.
But boy was this a close call!

Now, on to other projects.