Hello dear readers. All seven of you. I was waiting until Newshound got listed on the Web Fiction Guide before finally launching my Patreon, and now that that’s happened, I’ve done that thing I just mentioned.
If you’ve enjoyed the web serial so far, or just feel like taking pity on a cash-strapped author, I encourage you to go HERE and become a Patron. Or use the link in the sidebar. Or don’t do either of those things. It’s up to you, I won’t tell you how to live your life.
Because there’s been an influx of new readers recently, I just want to clarify that the update that was scheduled for May 20th has been pushed back a week, due to a series of events entirely within my control. I’m not dead, the serial hasn’t been abandoned, don’t panic.
Despite what I promised in the comments of the Part Two, Part Three will not be posted this weekend. It will be posted on April 22nd. Part Four will (unless circumstances change), be posted on April 29th. After that, we will start the normal fortnightly schedule which was originally intended.
The reasons for the lack of update this weekend are numerous, but (as those of you who follow me on Twitter may have heard) essentially boil down to editing. I have a great deal of the storyline already written or mapped out, but as the time approached to post Part Three, I realized that it needed significant edits before going live. This is because the bulk of Part Three stems from earlier drafts of the story, and many parts of it have now been made outdated by later rewrites.
Initially, I thought I could still make the Saturday deadline. When it became clear that wouldn’t happen, I committed to posting on Sunday. But then I realized that doing so would just mean I was depriving myself of the opportunity to perform the extensive editing that I wanted. So I’m delaying the update a week to give myself more time to do so.
Apologies for the handful of existing regular readers out there. Once we get onto the less frantic fortnightly update schedule, slips like this shouldn’t happen as often (or at all, hopefully).
Starting next month (April 2017), I will embark upon the grand endeavor of writing and posting a fortnightly serialized web novel. This is a project which has been, in one form or another, fermenting in the recesses of my mind for over three years now. In that time, it has undergone multiple drastic changes in style, tone, story, and even medium. But I do believe that I have finally worked it into a form and format which is ready to be pushed out into the cold, cruel light of the world for all to see.
Folks, I am pleased to announce Newshound, coming soon to an Internet near you.