I hate interrupting the story, but this week has been even less productive than usual, and that is due in part to some exciting new projects which I’m working on for the site, so I hope you’ll forgive me.
First up, if you read the Twitter, you know that I’ve been working on a paperback release of Digger Breaks Through! I’ve sold several copies of the ebook, but I think there are still some people who might like a paper version, so I’m going to finally get it done for them. I’m hoping to have it available for purchase by July 1 with a projected price of $7.95 (it’s a short book).
If you don’t know about Digger Breaks Through!, it’s a collection of all the published Diggerverse short stories so far, plus some Â bonus unpublished Digger stories and another, unrelated superhero short. As an extra-special bonus, and to help justify the extra cost to you, I have added a further bonus story exclusively to the print edition, a nitro-fueled adventure-comedy titled “King of the Kars.”
And while I was on a roll, I also dusted off the manuscript for Death Wave and have been prepping it for release soon after Digger Breaks Through! Â Death Wave is not a superhero tale, but rather a noir suspense story set in Depression Era New York that has been smacked in the face a few times with a science-fiction stick. And because it’s me, although it is much darker than the Digger stories, it has its share of humor as well.
I’m really looking forward to this one. I’ve been taking the lessons I learned in putting together the previous two books and using them to make Death Wave the best-looking book I can, a book I’m eager to have on my own shelf. Oh, and because Death Wave is such a short novel, I’m also including an extra story in this one, a tale of an assassination attempt gone wrong titled “Fischer’s Wild Goose.” No tentative price yet, but it wouldn’t surprise me if it was the same as Digger Breaks Through!
And that’s not all! I can’t announce specifics of the third special project yet, but suffice to say, the Diggerverse will be making an appearance somewhere other than this website pretty soon. I’ll let you know details when I can.
I know the late updates can be frustrating, and I’m sorry. As I’ve said before, I do everything on the site myself–every word, every illustration, every screencap (well, there have been a couple of exceptions). And I haven’t seen a lot of income from all the work I’ve put out.
Which is not to say I don’t enjoy all the work I’ve put in. I do. But I would enjoy it even more if I were making enough money to justify backing off on my day job and committing more time here. And these projects will, I hope, help me to get a little more exposure and make a little more money and perhaps grow the site in ways we’ll all enjoy.
Thank you for your understanding, and I promise to try to make it worth the wait.