Another Go?

Well, The Ice Puzzle is wrapping up. The final chapter is integrated into the text and we are now waiting only on aaronace to finish up the illustrations and grailquestion, godlyperspectiv and I to wrangle the Sooper Sekrit Postmodern Graphic Design Element. Then all is complete and we will have the Big Raffle. Remember that? I didn’t forget.

I would like to take this opportunity to announce that Prime Books will publish The Ice Puzzle as a standalone novel sometime next year. Yay! All hail to St. Dickens, Patron of Serial Novelists! Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this process, offered their support and encouragement, and witnessed the growth of this book.

And speaking of serials, throughout the process of writing IP, it was suggested to me by subscribers, publishers, reviewers, and basically every kind of person that I make this a regular kind of thing. Since I, unfortunately, find myself and my animals once again in a bit of a tight place financially, and there is, sadly, once more a natural disaster in need of aid, I am considering beginning a new serial once IP is wrapped up.

As before, subscriptions would be $10, and I would donate a percentage of the funds to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, as well as providing a forum, icons, quizzes and raffle prizes. The only difference would be the novel itself, and once again I would allow the subscribers and members of the community () to choose from a list of possible novels. Illustrations would be dependent on whether or not an artist volunteers, as aaronace so kindly did before.

Since November is coming up and all LJers know what that means, I might be convinced to make this a Black Moon Serial–only a month long, a chapter or more a day for thirty days. In that case, however, I would raise the subscription to $12-$15, as that is really a tremendous amount of work.

So, what do you think? Is this a valuable enough project to do it all over again? Would you stick around for the fun if I did?

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