I’m happy to say that work on the next Alice Long book, Merciful Troubleshooter, is well underway. I’m currently finishing up chapter 9, and tentatively looking at a release sometime in late summer or early fall. You can expect to see some previews from that here in a few months, and since it’s going to be a longer book than Thrall I may end up previewing more chapters.
In other news, I’ve decided to get off of the Patreon platform. They’ve apparently decided it’s okay to play thought police by banning anyone who dares to voice an opinion they don’t approve of, even if it’s published on a different platform. To me that simply isn’t acceptable behavior for a private company, so I’m not going to be supporting them anymore. Instead I’m moving to SubscribeStar, where I’ll continue to offer bonus chapters and sneak peeks to fans who are interested.
As you can see, I’ve decided to re-launch my blog on a new platform.
Writer’s blogs don’t seem to be very effective as marketing tools, and for several months I’d been considering just letting mine go dormant. But the continued stream of queries has convinced me that it serves a useful purpose despite the relatively low traffic level, so I’m going to give it another try here.
Here’s what you can expect to see:
- Monthly updates about the status of my writing. Generally these will be posted on the first Sunday of the month.
- A monthly writing snippet from my upcoming works. These will be shorter than the chapters I post for my Patreon supporters, but still generally 1,000 – 1,500 words.
- Commentary on the publishing industry, my own writing and related topics, including occasional answers to questions posed by fans. I don’t plan to be one of those guys who writes daily blog posts, but I’m going to try being a bit more active than I have been in the past.
My current plan is to try this out for the rest of the year, and evaluate the amount of effort involved compared to the readership the blog attracts.