Chapter 26

It’s up!

Also, looking at the schedule–it would appear that the story, as currently scheduled, would only run over into January by one week. So for the last week of the year, we’ll get double helpings of the story, and wrap it at the end of the year. It seems tidier. And also…well, I kinda feel like I can’t do much to make the year end on a positive note, but by god, I can do this!

I’ll scramble to get my e-book versions together so they’ll be available in early January too. (Patreon sponsors will get access to free versions, because you’ve made the whole thing possible! And I can’t tell you how grateful I am for that. It’s been really awesome!)

New Chapters Up

I am tired, friends, and completely out of…everything. But let me give you what I have. I’ve posted three new chapters of Summer in Orcus, because we need comfort right now. It’s not much, but it’s a few thousand words you can spend among friends, and hopefully give your heart a brief respite.

 

Summer in Orcus

Summer in Orcus: Chapter One

“Once upon a time there was a girl named Summer, whose mother loved her very very very much…”

Read it here!

Still trying to work out how to RSS feed it gracefully, but I at least got the website to auto-post it, which was trickier than I expected, given that it’s in a portfolio, not a post. (Now I get to duplicate that…uh…thirty-four times! Woo?)

(Incidentally, I think there will be 34 chapters.)

Each chapter  is supposed to run around 2500 words, but there’s a fair amount of fluctuation, just because I didn’t want to break some things off in mid-sentence. So there’s a few short ones and a few reeeeeally long ones. But I suppose we’ll make do.

Once we get rolling and into Orcus proper, if there’s something you’d like to hear more about, the comments at Livejournal or here are an excellent place to suggest them! (Tumblr isn’t always the easiest for discussion!) I’m gonna try to do little supplements on Sundays with background and worldbuilding, (since a lot of people wanted something to read on the weekends!) but it always helps to hear what people want to know more about! That sort of supplements are another thing I can do much more easily with a web-serial, so yay patrons for helping it happen!

I’m excited!

Summer in Orcus launches tomorrow!

So, uh…looks like we’re actually doing this thing! Tomorrow! If the CSS is kind, it will auto-populate and if not, I’ll do it manually, but it is going live, come hell or high water!

You can read the introduction (and bookmark the page where more things will appear) right here!

I will be posting links here as they go live, never fear! It will be up Tuesdays and Thursdays, and we’re going to try bonus content on Sundays–little snippets about the world of Orcus and so forth–once we’ve had a few weeks to settle in, and I’ll do my best to get an RSS feed working as well for people who don’t check back here frequently.

Long-time readers will recognize the start of the story–“Hey! It’s the one with Baba Yaga!”–as having been posted here. Yup, that’s the one, and I finally finished it…

I’m all nervous and stuff. This is such a weird little book and I’m still not sure if anyone will like it or if they will throw tomatoes, but by god, I wrote it anyway, and thanks to the awesome people on Patreon, I can offer it free to the world.