State of the Story – The End Is In Sight

For those of you who may think that the story has slowed down a little too much in the weeks since the destruction of the Phortress, good news. The big climax is fast approaching and will begin before the end of the month.

And when I say “big,” I mean “big.” Under current projections, the climax will resolve and the current novel will end on June 24th. Yeah, that’s right. June.

That’s a lot of climax.

So what does that mean for the website? I don’t know. That’s something I have to figure out between now and July 1. On the one hand, I really like what I’ve built here, and I have a lot of ideas I’d like to try to make it even better, but I can’t really put any of those ideas into motion unless the site starts paying for itself. And on the other hand, it would be cheaper to drop this site and consolidate everything back on They Stole Frazier’s Brain, which is still receiving more traffic than this site is. But Blogger doesn’t give me as many neat features as WordPress does.

In the meantime, I’m trying to get myself worked ahead a little on the site again, so I can start editing the Digger anthology. I want to bring it out by June 1st at the latest. Here’s the proposed Table of Contents:

“Out of His League” – a Digger story first published in Daikaiju 3: Giant Monsters vs. the World

“Astromonkeys!” – Digger’s first published story from Baen’s Universe

“Double-Secret Weapon” – Another Digger story published in Baen’s Universe

“The Depths of Lame” – an unpublished Digger tale

“Anti-Mustard” – an unpublished Digger tale

“No Love For the Middleman” – a story featuring Digger’s former teammate first published at Strange Horizons

“Hong Kong Rendezvous” – an unpublished superhero story featuring an ape-man and an angel

I’m also contemplating adding another story featuring Caveat Maledictor and a certain unnamed guest star which I haven’t even written yet, as well as a horror-themed superhero story with no relation to the Digger-verse.

If you have any comments, make ’em now. If it turns into an actual conversation, I’ll add a topic to the completely unused forum.

Oh, and if you haven’t visited the forums and want to know some behind the scenes details of where the elements of the story got their start, you should drop by and read what few posts there are.

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