Today, I have two shorter pieces to share. One is a Gen 1 vignette from E.E. which brings to a close the Spring 2007 year at the Whateley Academy: "Pomp and Conspiracy." The second piece, from Domoviye, is part of our pre-public test of the Gen 0 project... in which we present stories from the greater world of the Whateley Universe that don't require intricate understanding of ongoing plotlines and fill out those parts of the world. Want to know about some of the historical moments of the WU that have been mentioned over the years? Formation of the Syndicate? The Martian invasion? Dr Dad's attempt to steal Pittsburgh? These and a number of other potential stories will be on our list for independant projects by authors who aren't canon (or aren't canon yet). This first story, "A Good Man" gives some insight into the MCO and that organization's reputation and history.
For a few weeks in May, if not into the Summer as well, we expect to spend some time with only one release per week instead of the two that we've been doing for the past four months. We're definitely generating more than 20k words per week... but not quite up to the 40k words per week needed to keep up a 2 release per week full time schedule. So for a little while, we're going to build back up a pile of "to be released" materials and then look at alternating in some 'extras' on odd weeks or something of the sort. This DOES mean, however, that some weeks may have a Gen 1 release or a Gen 2 release... or Library... without something from the other group. I'll try not to go too many weeks in a row with stories from just one time frame, but if everyone's writing Gen 2 plots... that might be what you get for a little while. :)