I told you it wasn’t dead — Chapter Fifteen of Realms of Light is finally online!
I maybe had to cheat a little — I’m actually still a couple of dollars short, but I decided it was close enough. Or if you count the advance from FoxAcre Press (which I don’t), then this chapter was paid for a couple of weeks ago.
The contracts with FoxAcre are signed, the token advance has been paid, cover art has been approved and the rights obtained. The editor has read the novel, and says there are a very few small changes wanted; I’m waiting for the file telling me what those are. None of them are potential deal-breakers, I’m assured, so everything’s on track. Due to unrelated family stuff taking up most of the publisher’s time right now, we don’t yet have a publication date, but it shouldn’t be too much longer.
Regarding the planned bonus chapbook, I lost the working file of Setting the Stage in a computer crash a few weeks ago, and will need to rewrite it from scratch; I do still have all the original materials, so it shouldn’t be difficult, but I haven’t yet found time to tackle it.
And I think that’s about everything; back to The Final Calling.