This post is extraordinarily, ridiculously late.
I had to get up very early for a conference (well, the conference itself was at 9:30 my time, and so not that early, but here’s the thing… I had to find the headphone and mike, both of which were packed three moves ago. I managed it just in time, but I was grumpy and weird, because I went to bed close to 2 am and got up at six thirty. So I went back to bed after the conference.
All this lateness brings us to another thing I’m very late at, and that’s fulfilling my promises to my subscribers. Yeah, it was the worst possible of times, as I was getting ill, and then spent a year and a half moving recreationally. It was veddy, veddy bad. And since the move halfway through last year, I’ve not had access to my publishing email, so I haven’t even answered queries.
Is this going to change? Yes, it is, but very slowly. I’ll make it up to you guys who have subscribed, even those who have now dropped it, and I will do as much as I can by the end of the year.
BUT one thing I’ve proved conclusively: I’m not good at doing things every week, nor shipping physical things. Look, the problem is this: my life is jam packed, and will be probably till the kids leave payroll/are totally off our hands in three years or so. That means I’m dealing with at least one emergency at any given time. Throw another one in, and everything comes to a halt.
So… if you look to your right, the subscription button is gone. Again, I’ll make it up as much as possible to those who subscribed, and if you’re a subscriber who doesn’t feel the need to cancel the subscription, much appreciated. (See where kids are still on our payroll, largely, for another three years.)
However, before April, when most subscriptions end, I’ll have something else started. Honestly, it will probably be a serial on Patreon, I just want to finish it before I start that program.
Until then, if you feel like supporting the blog itself, the button is still up there.
I will continue to do posts. I will continue the freebie Grant Jefferson in Portugal serial. At some point there will be Rogue Magic (probably before the end of the year) finished and sent to everyone who ever donated. There will be t-shirts and stuff also before the end of the year.
But we’ve just (mostly) unpacked, and anything that calls for not-usual equipment takes forever and I’m trying VERY hard not to promise I’ll do things immediately, right away or very fast. I’m late on six books, three to Baen and three Indie and those come first.
I’d still like to apologize for not fulfilling promises, and I’d promise I’ll get to it. My subscribers got me through some very, very bad times, and I owe them big.
That’s the housekeeping. Well, other than to say I’ll try to have Grant a day over this weekend, and that there will be guest posts as I REALLY must finish Darkship Revenge.
Sorry for the not-really-a-post. I’ll try to write one tomorrow.