I just wanted to make a couple of exciting announcements and updates for things I mentioned in my January recap!
First off, I have been accepted once again by Worldsmyths! I am now in the midst of editing my short story, Within These Twisted Vines, for publication this summer. It’s a short about Dionysus, the Maenads, and one woman’s desperate search for her best friend. Yay!
In other writing news, I have decided to join the writing website Royal Road. This decision may change depending on my experiences in the next couple of months, but I’m quite optimistic about it. This also begs the question of what I’m going to post, which leads me to…
I’ve been working for the last two months on a project! In the middle-ish of January, I got a new story idea, and spent the rest of January and all of February brainstorming, developing, and outlining it. The project is now called A Sharper, More Lasting Pain and I have dubbed it “Sapphic Fantasy Dark Academia”. For people who may not know what those terms mean, the logline is: “Two casters in love, the magic that corrupts them, and the school that covered it all up.” If that’s something that interests you, I aim to start posting it this summer! I am DracoNako on Royal Road, as is my username most online places. I’m currently waiting on a cover commission before I start posting.
Or, if that’s too long to wait, I have decided to launch a Patreon! For $5 a month, you have early access to chapters of this project, plus any others I decide to write and publish. The prologue is already up and ready for viewing. Additionally, that tier allows you to request topics on this very blog, gives discounts on book releases, and your name in the acknowledgments of said published books.
Or, if $5 is a bit too much for you, there’s the $3 tier, where you can vote on topics for this blog, get early access to excerpts before I post them anywhere else, and you get acknowledgments on the end of any future blog posts (think at the end of YouTube videos when they list their patrons). Or you can pledge $1 a month, where you’ll get shout-outs on the next available newsletter and my eternal gratitude.
Wait, newsletter? Yep! For my final announcement, if you want to stay up to date with future goings on, you can subscribe to my newsletter! I decided on Revue after some consideration, and I really like using it. Subscribing costs nothing and I’ll only bug you once a month (unless something major happens that NEEDS announcing sooner than that).
I think, for right now, that’s everything. I’m taking my writing and how I present myself more seriously starting this year, and I hope you’ll support me in that.
Next up, I think, will be a post on why I probably won’t ever pursue traditional publishing. Stay tuned for that. Until next time!