My contributing patrons will be able to download a FREE .pdf copy of the story immediately -- everyone else will have to wait 30 more days to score a copy! I'll also be charging 99 cents for the ebook -- non-patrons will be able to preorder, but that's all.
After I load the copy for preorder to Smashwords, I may (this is the first time I've done things this way) be able to add .epub and .mobi attachments here as well. I'll let you all know if it works out.
It has been longer than usual since my last story release. I'm smack in the middle of my thesis classes for my English/Fiction Writing MA, which consist of writing a new short story collection. And my family is also preparing to move in the summer -- not much extra work now, but we're already starting with preliminary packing, storing, and throwing accumulated junk away. We've also been dealing with an extended string of car troubles, both our own and my mother-in-law's. I'm going to be teaching myself how to install a new tensioner pulley for the serpentine belt on our own car this week and/or weekend, for example. Yay, fun!
I know -- excuses, excuses. The bottom line is I haven't had as much available time to write as I have in the recent past. If I can do anything about that, I will.
In the meantime, I hope to have this story out for you very soon as I mentioned above. And I hope you'll enjoy it, too.