The Sorcerer’s Widow: Progress Report One

I still have some reservations about doing this, but I don’t really have a good reason not to, so let’s see how it goes. The first chapter of the new Ethshar serial, The Sorcerer’s Widow, is up. The terms (which are slightly different from last time) are also posted.

I’m partway through writing Chapter Six. No donations have been received yet.

Okay, lots of donations have arrived since I posted the above. Fear not, at least a couple more chapters are paid for.

16 thoughts on “The Sorcerer’s Widow: Progress Report One

  1. Oh my, I suspect those two idiots are going to be lucky to get away as the same species they were when they arrived….

    Hmm… assuming you’re on the East Coast, would that have been my donation, perchance?

  2. What day of the week are you targeting for posting the chapters? Previously it was Wednesday (and Saturday, once the serial was written)

    The ebook option at $10 is a welcome addition for non-US readers. Paying for international shipping is a bit of a waste, especially if there is a Kindle compatible version.

    Also, hopefully, you are wrong about the lack of demand for another serial.

  3. Good question about the day. Yeah, it was Wednesday last time, but it was Sunday for the first serial. I’m thinking I’ll try Saturday this time.

    Chapter Two is now paid for, and will be posted this coming Saturday.

  4. Well, another Ethshar novel. That’s great. I’ve enjoyed all of them, and hope that LWE keeps more coming.

    I’ve just sent in my 20$ donation for this one, and can’t wait for the upcoming chapters.

    I hope to see another novel about Dumery and Aldagon the Dragon, I know they made a cameo in the ‘Final Calling’. but it’d be interesting to see how their business worked out.

  5. Just did my part.

    Hopefully with the bigger presence of facebook and twitter, there’ll be more traction. Lawrence, is there an easy way for you to add the ‘share this’ type social buttons at the bottom of each chapter and blog update? Since it’s WordPress, the blog should be easy. Hopefully that’ll help.

  6. I just donated, and I wanted to say that I don’t read the blog, but I have read, and will continue to read all your books. I don’t know how many people are like me, but there’s at least one person that couldn’t have responded when you originally floated the concept of this story.

  7. I am so happy that there is another serial!

    Just to let you know, I did not receive any email that another serial was being planned. I noticed that you were worried about this serial because no one had replied to that post, so, this could be a reason. I did receive an email from you saying that the serial had started.

    Time to make my donation!


  8. A fifth of chapter for me, sent before reading the first. Interesting, your use of crooks as personages.Except Tabeaea, most of your characters seems to me law abiding.

  9. Jonathan, I don’t notify previous donors of plans or anything except (a) developments regarding delivery of the books or other items they’ve been promised, and (b) the launch of a new serial. Which means that if you donated to any previous serial but not to The Sorcerer’s Widow, you’re done — I don’t expect to ever use any of those address lists ever again.

    If you want to know about plans, ideas, anything other than the above, you can either follow this blog, or check out my discussion group, or sign up for the Misenchanted Newsletter. Sometimes I’ll mention stuff on Twitter or Facebook, but usually those are just social chatter, not writing updates. Unless you’re a newsletter subscriber, you won’t hear anything from me in email.

    Some people do follow me elsewhere, and I hadn’t gotten much of a reaction, so I was a bit concerned.

  10. I love the serial model. I’ve been on board since I found out about them around the end of the first one. I’ll gladly donate, and I don’t mind shorter Ethshar material.

    Keep em coming!

  11. I’m pleased to report that money has been coming in fairly quickly, and I’ve now been paid for more than I’ve written. Gotta do something about that.

    I had two small paying jobs come in suddenly, but as soon as I get those out of the way, I’ll be back to work on The Sorcerer’s Widow.

  12. I’m glad you decided to go ahead with the story despite your misgivings–I’ve been hoping to see a story really exploring sorcery since Misenchanted Sword. Trying to figure out what the various incantations translate to has always been one of my favorite parts of the books.

    Looking forward to seeing where you take it!

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