New readers — welcome! This blog is where I set up feedback threads for the latest draft story in progress. Right now I’m up to story #8. You should probably start at story #1, though.
Current readers — That’s the last of coa//008 written and posted. Which also means it’s the last of volume//001, the Bedlam saga. Started writing in the middle of June 2012, ended late February 2013, and the whole thing’s quite a bit longer than my last book (Stars Fall). Wow. Just… wow.
Plenty of revelations here, many of which I’ve hinted at or outright stated in earlier chapters. I love leaving behind little tidbits which make no sense except in hindsight, so a second read-through makes you go “OHHHH you bastard.” I’ll point some out in a weekly update in March, for your enjoyment and-or facepalming.
In fact, let’s talk about what’s coming up.
- The KICKSTARTER goes live next Sunday! You can get in on the ground floor and get some nice KS-exclusive rewards. The money will go towards not only the book but — if we exceed the project minimum — all sorts of extras like more artwork, more advertising, and even the publication of Unreal Estate or Anachronauts: Second Age.
- New writing will be on hiatus until April, so I can plan out volume//002. I only have a few stories planned at this point and a vague idea of where it ends, so I need time to sort it out.
- The blog will have weekly updates in March, and Kickstarter backers will get additional updates. As mentioned one of them will be a “Did you notice…?” list of retroactive spoilers. Others… not sure yet. I’ll come up with something fun. KS backers will get project updates as well.
Exciting times, exciting times. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves — 008 is now finished and there’s some eye-openers in there. I’m curious as to your reactions. How much did you go “Hah! Called it!” and how much did you go “Really? Huh, neat” and how much did you go “Oh, come ON!”? Let’s hear your thoughts!