December 2018 Status Update
This is a monthly status update for Dancing Lights Press. The purpose of this page is to communicate upcoming projects, works in progress, and other information of interest to customers and fans. It will be updated periodically throughout the month. A new status page will be posted on the first of next month. Caveat: Nothing written here is set in stone. Everything is subject to change.
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28 December 2018
As of today we’ve released five new titles this month. The current goal is to have a new release almost every week in 2019, barring unforeseen circumstances. You can read more about this in the January update.
26 December 2018
The Patreon is officially shut down.
22 December 2018
The Patreon will be shut down at the end of the month. I still need to draft an announcement. I’m not going to set up a Ko-Fi account. The best way to support Dancing Lights Press is to buy a book.
The blog and the newsletter will be ramping up in January. Those are the free replacements for Patreon.
18 December 2018
In looking at overhauling and relaunching the Patreon, we’re considering shutting it down entirely. When we’re ready to put this site into full-swing blogging mode, we’d open a Ko-Fi Gold account instead. That would allow us to offer bonus content to subscribers, without some of the headaches that come with Patreon.
11 December 2018
The site was down for a few hours. A back-end update temporarily created a conflict with our SSL certificate, causing the site to display as “unsafe” on some browsers. We weren’t hacked, it was just a problem with a little bit of code. All fixed now, and definitely secure. If you still receive any messages to the contrary, please let us know.
9 December 2018
Regular blogging will begin around the time the new edition of the Lighthouse System launches. Posts will go to Patreon first, and appear on this website 72 hours later. Considering a relaunch of the newsletter, to aggregate the past week’s posts and updates. Also considering anthologizing each month’s post into PDF, epub, and Kindle formats, distributed as a freebie across multiple platforms.
3 December 2018
The three Lighthouse System settings we’ll focus on in 2019 will be Foragers World (fantasy archaeology, focused on recovering artifacts), The Moloch Timeline (real world/political thriller/horror), and The Big Zero Network (a universe based on 1960s camp TV shows). Playsets will be stand-alone mini-settings, each adding to one of these three larger settings. There may eventually be a science fiction universe and a superhero universe, but not until 2020.
Landing pages for these settings are being worked on. Need to finalize blurbs and graphics. Not ready to announce any specific titles yet.
2 December 2018
Released Worldbuilding Power: Divination, the first in the Worldbuilding Power series. There will be three sub-series, one on schools of magic (i.e. Divination), one on creature types (Beasts is scheduled to be the first) and one on types of terrain (Underground first, after Beasts). Releases will rotate between the three, so it won’t be all magic, then a bunch of creatures, than a run of terrain.
1 December 2018
Current Work in Progress:
- Lighthouse System (Black Box Edition)
- 3 settings for the Lighthouse System, titles TBA
- An ongoing system-agnostic worldbuilding series to replace the Foragers Guild Guide line.
- Reboot of the Patreon campaign.
- Need to create landing pages for existing product lines and the new settings.
- Work on better integration with Patreon.
On the Back Burner:
- Relaunching the newsletter.