This week is the big splashy exciting bewildering confusing ending of coa//014. Little by little, layers of the City are being pulled back to reveal the truth. Or in this case not so little by little, more like jamming a meathook in there and yanking hard.
Next week I’ll be taking a break, so I can plan the next story and maybe do some editing to prep vol//002’s inevitable book publication. Speaking of which, now you can get a free eBook version when you buy a paperback of ANY of my books. Some authors are being douches and double-dipping you on that, offering a ‘discount’ for buying both. Nuts to that; you own the story, you own the story.
It’s NaNoWriMo time, which I did technically accomplish a few years ago, but I think I’ll be skipping it this time around. November’s a lousy month for this sort of thing since all the hot new video game releases happen now, family holidays have to be arranged and attended, and it’s also Desert Bus for Hope time. Still, I’m hoping to have some of coa//014 for you in November, starting on the 16th. Although something has me curious…
A reader gave me a shout-out the other day, just to say Hay Lo and thank me for my writing. Whee! He also, however, mentioned that he was still in the middle of reading anachronauts. Which is surprising to me, but that’s because I’m mentally fixed on the idea of “reader = up to date on everything” which often does not seem to be the case.
Webnovels are a strange beast. When you become a fan of a webcomic, usually you skip the early strips and just start reading what’s hot and current. Even a narrative comic can be picked up pretty quickly, or you can consume the back catalog in an afternoon. But a webnovel, well, they’re NOVELS, and finding time in your life to read an entire novel (much less eight of them) is difficult.
This means that the vanguard of the readership is small, with a silent army marching some distance behind them, working their way through earlier stories or patiently waiting for the paperback release. If you’re reading this now, you’re in the vanguard, for instance. What I need to do is adjust my perception and make some plans to support ALL of you guys, at the cutting edge or deep in the back catalog. Something to chew on for a bit, I suppose.
Back again in two weeks, with a longtime reader requested story focusing on a guy who knows a guy. Enjoy! Love to know what you think.