Thanks to everyone who has come to the blog this year. The year is very young — only two weeks old at this point, but it’s already extremely successful. As of this writing, January 2013 is now the most viewed month ever on this blog — and it’s not even half over! I hope everyone is enjoying these stories as much as I am writing them for you.
I’ve worked out a tentative publishing schedule for the first quarter so I have plans through March to meet my yearly goals. That still means two bits of fiction a week: one something re-edited from the archives, and one brand new piece.
On Wednesday, we’ll have the very first Image I wrote. Those were fun to write, but the process, and I admit, the lack of delay in their publishing, meant they got very little editing. They are also 5-6 years old, and I’ve become a better writer in the interim. So the published pieces are essentially drafts, and I’m going back and self-editing them now that I’ve got some space from them. To give my editors a break, they focus on the Friday stories; hopefully my distance from the Images is enough that I can edit them almost as well as they can.
Friday, as promised, is a new Fellatist piece, where he visits Hayward, California. I pick these cities randomly from a list, but if you know of a good place for him to visit, I’d take suggestions.
Thanks to all of you for visiting, and if you’ve shared or retweeted links to the site. Extra Special thanks to Tam and Kat, my wives and editors, for all the hard work they do to make the stories here the best we can. I can say honestly the stories are much much better for their influence.