First of all I didn’t sleep this late, and there’s no pod people in my basement. What happened is we went out to get water for Derpfish’s aquarium. Because I need to change his water.
I am actually in basement right now as I write this, but will be going upstairs to work as soon as it’s done. I’m waiting for holding tank to be warmed up for Derpy, so I can clean his aquarium and change the water and filters.
I’m working on getting Witch’s Daughter ready to go up, after which I’ll resume posting Rogue Magic on weekends. I’m also editing the Magical British Empire to go up and getting a little impatient at the beginning writer who wrote it. I hope to get it up soon and then get up the Musketeer Vamps which reverted also.
I’m also writing Darkship Revenge, now with more Mule/Good Men villainy…
After that it’s Dragons which I’ll put up in subscriber page as I write, and while we’re at it.
I apologize to my much-abused subscribers for not having distributed the freebies they’re entitled too so far. Sorry, guys, it’s one of those things, the moment I put up the subscriber page, the wheels came off the health and it’s been two and a half years give or take, though the last half year has been definite recovery.
Through Fire is delivered, and DSR2 is halfway there.
Now I now that you guys are supposed to get a bunch of stuff, but the paypal interface doesn’t keep who is at which level and — see wheels coming off — I didn’t keep a list. Dan has finally gone through and made lists for me, but … I’m going to be blunt. We’re tight. We’re tighter than a drum, right now. Yes, we’d be a lot tighter without your donations. Yes, I know I owe you posters and t-shirts and mugs (some of you.) But here’s the thing — right now, I simply can’t have them made. (Mortgage, rent, repair on outgoing house.)
What I do have is an overflowing brag shelf, full of contributor copies. I’m out of Darkship Thieves and Draw One in the Dark and Death of a Musketeer. I MIGHT be out of Dipped, Stripped and Dead. The rest — and remember I also write as Sarah D’Almeida, Sarah Marques and Elise Hyatt and there is the write for hire as Laurien Gardner — Plain Jane, the “fictional biography” of Jane Seymour, wife of Henry VIII.
I still intend to give everyone who subscribed their due, even if they only subscribed a year. Stuff will come once we’re moved, only paying mortgage/rent AND I’m keeping track of life a little better (Almost there, I swear.) So probably early next year. HOWEVER until then, as a holding prize, if any of you who subscribe above $50 want a book, or for those above $100 a couple of books, or above $500 half a dozen books (I’m not going to be really tight on those numbers, unless I run out, so… you can also say 2, 4 and 7 or whatever) signed, to keep or give to friends and family for the holidays, ping me on my Goldport address with your list of wishes, and I’ll ship this coming week. Also, those of you $100 and above, let me know if you’re interested in a Sarah’s Huns/Sarah Diner challenge coin in addition to/besides the books.
And the right stuff for subscriptions will ship as soon as I get the d*mn finances off our throats. (Which might be house sale or delivering a bunch of books, natch.)
As soon as I have half an hour, (well, I’m looking after two houses and writing a lot) I’ll start a patreon account and then slowly try to move people over. I hear the platform is better.
In the meantime, I’m okay and I’m going to go upstairs and write, after I change Derpfish water and filters.
There might be a walk in the lovely Fall sunshine in store, too.
Tomorrow I have an exciting guest, and then will return on Tuesday!
Oh, yeah, I’m now doing this once a week. I started with one of the old Austen stories which I’ll finish a chapter a week (this gives me some weeks before I have to write new stuff, so room to breathe… https://www.wattpad.com/myworks/50695945-between-the-night-and-the-morrow