Let’s all go to the lobby, to get ourselves a treat…
We’re coming up on the big finale of City of Angles. Not just the end of a chapter, or even the end of a book, but the end of the series. That’s one hell of a milestone, and with it will come change. Drastic change. I figured I’d step back a second and review how I expect things to go. This is entirely subject to change, understand.
FIRST, //025 will be posted over the course of many weeks. I was going to take this weekend off, but I got a creative fire lit under my butt and that means you will in fact be getting some of the last chapter tomorrow.
NEXT, I’ll post a reader poll so you can help me decide my future direction. I do this after every book and it’s a lot of fun to participate! Your response will be anonymous, naturally.
SHORTLY AFTER, I’ll be finalizing all the drafts of the chapters to date. This way I can give my awesome editor LoopyChu something to chew on.
AFTER THAT, I’ll be writing the two retail-only bonus stories. These act as a coda for the entire series; one takes place 15 years after the finale, the other takes place 716 years after the finale. (First person to guess WHY this is the case and back it up with proof for why specifically 716 years gets a free copy of the book on release.)
AFTER AFTER THAT, my editor polishes up those two bonus stories while I compile the book.
AND FINALLY, the book goes on sale.
This means there will be a considerable gap in time between the final story going up and the book going on sale. I expect to have it out this year, but the website will go dormant in the meanwhile. I intend to be updating my blog and starting a few random topics for discussion meanwhile, but even so… I beseech you to keep tabs on what’s up rather than wander off and forget it exists. Follow my Twitter, follow Tumblr, subscribe to the blog’s mailing list, load up the RSS feed, whatever it takes. I don’t wanna lose any readers during the downtime.
AND ULTIMATELY, FINALLY, SOMETIME LIKELY IN 2015… a new writing series will launch. Another good reason to keep an eye out. You’ll want to be on the ground floor, after all.
That’s the overall shape of the future. Specifics to come. Good things to come. Thank you for supporting me this far, and I look forward to seeing you on the flipside. New CoA content goes up tomorrow!