I'm converting the domain to a WordPress blog. Much easier to maintain, indexing, search by topic, and other advantages. And it will reformat to devices; comptuer, tablet, or phone.
For months I have been monopolizing the Jorune channels and it feels like I'm talking to myself. So I'll stop that and put that energy into other areas. This blog will be more about my musings and stray thoughts. THE DROFFNER will carry reports, specifically as it relates to new releases, sales or subscriptions. SEGMENT: SHO-CAUDAL will carry more long-term previews, revelations, and previews of materials in process. Individual publications will be the actual support materials and can stand on their own.
The newsletter will still be PDF only, direct email delivery with unlimited updates on corrections, edits, or other changes. SSC #1c is about to come out and SSC #2a - changes received.
SSC will no longer be a "monthly" newsletter. When we get it done, it goes out. #3 is in final edit and as soon as those edits are received, it will go out. This is not a reduction in frequency. It is an increase for the foreseeable future. #4 is ready to go into final edits - it is Maps and the Measure of the world. #5 will be the preview of the new ANGEL OF DRAIL novel. Debating making the novel available through ePub in addition to PDF and print versions.
This is new. It will be a free report on what goes on, particularly as it relates to releases or changes. Sign up at http://eepurl.com/c4fE29 . It is free.
THE ANGEL OF DRAIL
The book is completely outlined and I've started writing. Only about 5,000 words to start, but the outline calls for eleven chapters. It will be more along the lines of an old ACE novel - about 150 pages, could be read in an evening if you're the kind of reader I was in those days.
I think THE CHILDREN OF BOMOVERIS is likely but it will much larger, with scenes in the Western Trinnus, Ponteer, Thantier and the power seats in Kirlan. not necessarily in that order. In fact, THE CHILDREN OF BOMOVERIS exists as a pretty solid linear outline. It may be broken into more than one book. Still deciding. There are three major climaxes, but two of those could be in one volume.
But the anthology should slip in easily between those two.
|The Ponteer map for the dropped GOMO GUIDE. Poo.|
The way THE ANGEL OF DRAIL is being grown, it will eliminate the need for my planned GOMO GUIDE: PONTEER. There is more material to be delivered on Ponteer, but it will have to arrive through other channels. Maybe more into SHOLARI V2.
GOMO GUIDE: TAN IRICID is still on track. I'm hoping it will be ready before Thanksgiving. The energy that had been going into Ponteer will now go into GOMO GUIDE; THE LAKE DISTRICT. Dah-ah-dey and environs. The Khodres, the Blount and Acubon waters. Maybe more on Ros Crendor and the Boccord society it holds. But definitely the details of Kirlan, Auklin, Kask, Borlim, from the Dowtrows to the sea. Much to be revealed there. The people, the divisions, the trade, the politics, and the depths of those waters. Much to be revealed. But that is true of most of the planet.
THE COLLECTED FANZINES
No changes. COLLECTED DANSTEAD TRAVELLER will probably appear first. I just need a good cover and that is being set up. after than we can look at COLLECTED BORKELBY'S FOLLY will follow. Hoping within the next six months on those.
But I will be accessing the Yahoo Group less, and the Facebook pages, except my own Return2Jorune page. it is my hope people can carry news from Droffner, or people will subscribe to SSC so I can focus more on the writing and cartography of my favorite imaginary landscapes.
I'm diluting my energies, trying to rouse the troops with the daily or more-than-daily posts on social media, and not spending enough time writing. And drawing. And doing layout. and getting products to market. The tiny market it may be.
That is all.