I’m sorry to say the Little Fears will come to an end (mostly) next week. There are five more episodes of Black Sands, so the last story will be posted on November 1st?
There are several reasons for this. First, I got bills to pay, and I never fully recovered from losing my life savings to my old leaseholders. 18 months after leaving that fecking flat, I’m still in a legal and financial dispute with them.
Then there’s WordPress itself. I’ve had constant problems with JetPack not connected so breaking share, like and comment buttons. I’ve also lost about 100k subscribers to bugs in 30k+ batches overnight, over the last year. Then there was the 5.0/Gutenberg update that took 40+ hours of my time to fix. Along with other issues, it’s ground me down. WordPress has the greatest blogging community out there, but technically, it sucks.
Finally, this current story, Black Sands, feels like a bookend story. There’s some character development, loss, world-building and endings. It feels like the right time to end this project.
I’ve taken a day job to get me by for a few months, and the more I think about it, the more I’d like to end the Fears with this story. I could come back and continue later on, but, well, I think I want to move onto new things. Though I would like to finish the last 2-3 books in the series before I call this project complete. As always, the ebooks will be free for the first week of release to all followers, so stay subscribed if you’d like some free ebooks. Although, I don’t know when I’ll get around to putting them together.
My Patreon will close down today so no billing happens for next month.
Tomorrow I’ll be putting everything on my Etsy store on sale. 25% off everything and turning off auto-renew on all listings. Early-bird Christmas presents?
If you’d like to buy me a cuppa tea for three years worth of chuckles and horror, you can drop me a tip on my Ko-Fi page.
If you’d like to find me outside of the Fears, I imagine I’ll migrate over to my Idle Pixels accounts over Christmas. More a personal use of social media than ongoing daily content. I expect to put plenty of little projects there, but it’s not going to be daily or even regular like the Little Fears. More one-offs or short bursts of 20-30 posts. Hopefully, nothing that takes more than a month to complete. I’m not interested in long term projects right now.
Thanks to everyone for the support over the last three years. Your comments have been golden. I hope you’ve enjoyed the Fears and I hope you enjoy the last chapter of my tales.