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According to the Buddha, expectations lead to suffering… well, on the other hand, it’s sort of traditional, in the last days of the year, to review the days gone by, and to line up expectations and good intents for the days to come.

I did one of those Facebook online games that really have no meaning, and the result was, well… demanding.


I mean… though decisions?

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The politics of the rat and the snake

As you read this, I am way in Modena, to attend a gaming convention, and my editor is reading the somewhat messy first draft plus of my second novel.

It’s been hard going.
The novel still does not have a title, but I know it’s built in four parts, each of them with its own title and two quotes to set the mood.
The fourth part is called The politics of the rat and the snake, and it’s been the hardest one to read because i had a somewhat clear idea of what was going to happen, but I did not know how it would actually happen, and most important I did not know how my characters would face the challenge. Continue reading