I wonder if more than a few readers have noticed the quiet note I wrote yesterday over the donate box, above the art of How to Run.
I am finishing another book, The Dungeon's Front Door & Other Dungeon Essays. I plan to have it ready for sale the 1st of March.
It includes a rework of the 3-part essay I wrote a month ago (that was a test, to see if the content had any value), along with all new content, all about dungeons. As before, I'm working to include humour into the book and making it a thoroughly enjoyable read. It should run around 30-35 thousand words, which will make it bigger than the small essay book I put out last year but only a third the size of How to Run..
I don't expect donations. I do hope that some of you will consider buying yet another book from me.
Come the end of January, I am going to be unemployed. This isn't a surprise; I learned that this was going to be the case in late January 2014. The department that I have been working for these last five years was being overhauled and I was being kept on to help in the transition. That transition is almost complete.
This last year has been amazing for me. Struggling to get How to Run written, selling the book and watching it do well has been immensely satisfying. I feel that this offline content has demonstrated for many that I can write pleasantly and interestingly when I take the time to research and craft my content. I hope I can build on that reputation by working to be more useful to the reader, exploring avenues that are of wider scope and value.
I have done so much writing this last year. Perhaps the best writing of my life. I look forward to 2015 and doing it all over again. Like before, I have a bigger book coming out later in the year - but I'm not offering any spoilers on that quite yet.
I meant it yesterday when I said thank you. Thank you for your comments, your patience with me, your interest and the efforts you've made to try the things I've argued in your worlds. Rest assured, I have much more to tell you.