You noticed right? I mean, someone out there actually cares, right? Chapter/episode/part 33 of Dark Horizons is coming at you soon. The problem? It doesn’t feel right. It doesn’t sound right. I finished it (2100 words of it) and then realized: this is the climax. This is it.
And it fell flat for me.
This is going to be a problem. I’m re-working it now, trying to get it going in media res while still linking it to the previous chapter. I really don’t know if I’m ever going to get it to feel tense enough, to get it climactic, which is what it needs to be.
So hang in there. It’s coming. I hope it will meet the expectations of the couple of hundred loyal readers that are showing up here (and possibly more whom Google Analytics does not count chewing through this on RSS. . . yes, I am optimistic).
I’ve also lost a lot of enthusiasm for Mundus Novit as a project because it has been out a couple of weeks and the publisher hasn’t bothered to do any marketing or promotion. Nothing. Not even posts on messageboards. Given that lack of support, it seem clear to me that Mundus Novit is going to sink into obscurity. I guess it is good it took so long to get released. If this had happened half-way through Dark Horizons, I can’t imagine bothering to finish the story.
But I will. Honest, I will.