Okay, so it’s been a while. I thought I’d refresh you on the numbers project (see here) since it’s been on and off all year. That’s on me for not keeping up with the project every single day, or even every week.

In any case, as you can probably guess, I won’t be hitting the original goal of 365 stories (by word or by sentence count). And that’s okay. That was a lofty goal that was, frankly, over-reaching for my abilities.

But, I feel more creative than I have in a long time, so I feel that this journey has been a good one and worth the effort.

So, what’s next?

Well, the goal now is 100 short stories by word count, and 100 short stories by sentence count. I’ve found an interesting thing has happened as the project has progressed, and that’s the fact that each story has been more and more accurate when I finish the rough version, meaning that when I reach “the end” of a story I am very near that story’s required word or sentence count. So I’ve been better able to gauge structure and the arc of stories over time.

But I’ll have a full evaluation at the end of the whole shebang.

For now, back to the posed question: What’s next?

After the end of 2016, I’ll have the 200 stories collected not only on this website, but also on my computer. I’m going to compile them and publish them as one collection. I’ll likely go the route of Amazon Createspace or a similar self-publisher, but the whole point is to get them out there.

Will they be released “as is” or will they be revised?

I’m still debating on this. On the one hand, there’s something raw about putting them out as-is, and keeping the intention of the original project. On the other hand, it’d be nice to refine some of the “better” stories.

However, it would be a requirement, I think, to keep in the parameters. For instance, if I revise the language of story EIGHTY so it flows a little better, make it more exciting, I’d still keep it at eighty words. Make sense?

What do you think? Revise them all? Just a handful (like 10 or 20)? And, if revisions happen, keep them in parameters?

I think, because this blog will still and constantly exist until the internet melts down, thus keeping the stories in their raw forms forever, I should probably give a go to polishing all of the stories for the “book collection”, no?

Let me know what you think, either in the comments below or send me a message via this page. Hit me on the Twitter, too. @joepezzula

As always, thanks for reading!

A Final Proof… WTWL

Hello all, fans and new readers alike.

I wanted to keep you in the loop regarding “Where the Witches Lurk” as it has been some time since the TPB was announced.

I’m getting a final proof this coming week (4/1, NOT A FOOLS’ JOKE!) after some complications with the layout and the printers. But we’re looking excellent this time around, and if all goes well we’ll have a book available on starting April 2nd, 2015.

What that means is that you can tell your friends, buy books for your friends, and feel the hard copy of the book in your hands for the FIRST TIME ever!

Also, for anyone yet to take advantage of the PRE-SALE PRICE, you have a few more days to do so! HIT THIS LINK and enjoy 20% off the book!!

Any retailers interested, or reviewers / podcasters / critics/ fans, I can send you a direct-download link, and, if you want to stock some books on your shelves, will sell you as many as you need — at COST.

Don’t be afraid to reach out to me in the comics below, via twitter @joepezzula, or email here: Joe’s Email!!

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