Coming Up Short

Well, it had to happen eventually.

I’m almost $80 short of the $250 for Chapter Twenty-One.  $79.65, to be exact.  So no new chapter tonight.

Of course, there are still twenty-three hours left in the day.

Chapter Twenty has been posted

Chapter Twenty is up.

Chapter Twenty-One is completely written and about one-fifth paid for. Chapter Twenty-Two isn’t.

A warning: Due to having spent far too much time moderating comments from spammers who post nothing but “Nice site!” or “Cool site!” and a link back to their deliberately-misspelled (to make it harder to block) website, I am seriously considering blacklisting the word “site” entirely. If I do, and you try to post some harmless comment using that word, it will disappear unseen into the bit bucket. My apologies for the inconvenience; if you substitute “page” or “cite” or some such approximation, you should get through.

Thanks for your understanding and your support.

Chapter Nineteen has been posted

Chapter Nineteen is up.

I have just $15 toward Chapter Twenty, which isn’t written yet. Been busy with other stuff.

The protagonist’s name is now Emmis, rather than Vengar; “Vengar” just wasn’t working for me.

I’ve started talking to printers about that limited first edition; it looks financially viable, though a bit more costly than I’d hoped.

I’ve sent out all the copies of The Spriggan Mirror that I had on my list; if you think you should have received a copy and it hasn’t shown up, let me know.

Chapter Eighteen has been posted

Chapter Eighteen is up.

Chapter Nineteen is about one-third paid for; I don’t think I’ve written a third of it yet, though. Again, I have a week.

In other news, I have now sent out all the copies of The Spriggan Mirror I’d promised, except for two where I can’t locate the intended recipients, and a few where I’m waiting for more money to arrive, either because the donor paid in less than $15 initially, or the donor is overseas and I’ve asked for another few bucks to cover shipping.

There are maybe three extra copies. Maybe. I won’t be offering any more for sale until I’m sure I won’t need these. You should be able to get copies from Amazon, though.

Chapter Thirteen has been posted

Chapter Thirteen is up.

Chapter Fourteen is paid for, and will be posted on Wednesday, December 13; there’s a small start on Chapter Fifteen.

I’m midway through writing Chapter Sixteen.

There’s a long discussion of technicalities of magic in the comments on the post “Chapter Five Revised,” for those of you who hadn’t already noticed it.

Chapter Twelve has been posted

Chapter Twelve has been posted.

Chapter Thirteen is about one-third paid for.

Chapter Fourteen is written; Chapter Fifteen is this close, but I keep thinking of little bits I want to squeeze in.

There was some good discussion in the comments two posts back. If you missed it, check out under “Chapter Five revised,” though absolutely none of it had anything to do with the revisions to Chapter Five.

Chapter Eleven has been posted

Chapter Eleven is up.

Chapter Twelve was about seven dollars short of being paid for when I sent out e-mail and posted notices elsewhere, but as I was writing this another donation came in, so it’s paid for and will be posted on November 29th.

Chapter Thirteen is written. Chapter Fourteen isn’t finished.

Latest word on The Spriggan Mirror is that it really is at the printer now, but there was another brief delay while Wildside tried to convince the chain bookstores to order more copies while there was still time to adjust the initial print-run. It may be out in time for Christmas, but I can’t guarantee anything at this point. I really hope it will be.

A happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the U.S. who’s reading this!