This week is about the end of Flight of the Scions, at least for subscribers. We have the climax chapter and the epilogue, the end of the beginning of Kanéko's story. I hope those who have read it have enjoyed it.
I don't really know what to say about this chapter. There is a giant telepathic toad, there is a lot of high-level magic, Kanéko probably survives since there are three more books in her series. Now, that isn't to say there are a lot of hurt people during this chapter and the damage will continue into what I hope is the next novel, Pack Daughter.
Speaking of the sequels, I have planned out three of them for Flight: Pack Daughter, Son of Vo, and Desert Child. If you've been reading my posts, you can probably tell that they are mostly focused on Maris, Ruben, and Kanéko respectively. A lot of it builds up to the events hinted at by Sand and Bone (including the characters by name). I don't know if they will work out but I'm hoping it will be fun finding out.
About subscriptions. I originally thought I would release Flight of the Scions slowly from one level of subscriptions to another in an attempt to get any subscribers. About halfway through, I realized that it wasn't working. I'm sure part of it is that I've only been doing this for a few years (okay, that scares me) but I've gone from two subscribers at the beginning to two subscribers today (one dropped out, one joined in).
I'm still going to give the Patreon thing another year or so, I'm just not going to do the level 4 or 1 access control. Instead, everything I have posted will be accessible by the $1/month subscribers (including discounts on my print books). The $4/month (which I have one) will be able to ask for small changes: altered plots, Tukerizations, or whatever makes sense. They can also ask for spoilers for the entire series or how things tie together. Or have input on the events of the next novel. The $4/month also gets credits in my books.
Doing the two weekly posts is a lot of work. Having it not bring in another subscriber in a year is frustrating to say the least. I'm also not going to write about the process or inspirations for writing for the subscriber books (unless someone starts asking me to). I need to keep going, mainly to finish Flight of the Scions when Sand and Bone is serialized but also to finish Second-Hand Dresses but we'll see how things turn out.
Well, thank you for reading.
Sand and Bone will resume next week.