So, it was a busy weekend, here at the Cat Farm and Confusion Factory. For those who were away, and/or celebrating the holiday of their people, if any, I shall sum up:
1. Madame the Editor has purchased two additional Liaden novels, to be completed after the Five Book Dash, of which Alliance of Equals (to be turned in at the end of May) is the second. Steve and I are calling these the Mask Books, to differentiate. No, we don’t know what, or who, they’ll be about, yet. Make sure y’all thank Madame for her care of your reading habit.
2. We have posted, on Splinter Universe, an introduction to, and two outtake chapters from, Shan and Priscilla Ride Again, a Liaden novel which was never finished, though it was written out to 15 chapters (about 22,000 words). Here are your links: Introduction Outtake Chapters
2a. For the next 16 weeks (aka through August 3, with one week off (the week of June 8) because, Book Tour), we will be posting a chapter from Shan and Priscilla Ride Again on Splinter Universe. The reason it’s 16 weeks for 15 chapters is because there is a prologue, which we will post next Monday, April 13.
3. At the urging of many, Lee and Miller set up a Patreon account, with an experimental goal, in order to measure interest. The experimental goal was subscriptions totaling $500 per month. As I write this, 123 patrons have subscribed, for a total of $958.99. Which is. . .awesome. Thank you all.
Today in East Winslow, I am working on the short story commissioned for Baen.com, in support of Dragon in Exile. It doesn’t have a title yet, but I’m about 2,000 in and feeling good about the character. With luck and a lack of persons needing to view the house, I’ll have the rough draft done today. Hopefully, a title will also suggest itself.
Fans of Scrabble, Sprite, and Trooper will be glad to know that they haven’t let the events of the weekend throw them off stride. I provide photographic proof:
Today’s blog title is courtesy of Harry Belafonte, “Jamaica Farewell”