Counios and Gane: Ends and Beginnings
Now that I’m a few days into the new school year, I can confidently say that this summer was pretty spectacular.
This past month gave me some pretty special opportunities.
First, David and his wife (my sister) invited my partner and me to their cabin for a weekend. They were generous hosts. We experienced some pretty sweet lake life activities, like paddle boarding, watching falling stars, sitting around the campfire, barbecuing, and hiking. We also went to the Gem Lakes, which was also on my Saskatchewan bucket list.
On top of that, one late afternoon, David and I went for a walk and talk. He had a story idea he was working on and wanted my thoughts. As we walked around the small resort, I was reminded how much I love this part of the process.
Working through story ideas and the wants of a character is one of the parts of the job I love so much. I mean, don’t get me wrong. I love all the parts, but the generating of ideas is something pretty special.
Sadly, fall is just around the corner—but I’m not quite ready to let this season go. Since the season doesn’t officially end until September 22nd, I’ll continue squeezing in as many holiday vibes and summertime opportunities as I can—even if they come through writing.
Last month, I mentioned that we are working on something special, and today I get to share it with you.
If you’ve visited our website lately, you’ll have seen it. We’ve changed things up and given it a new look—but that’s not all.
Over the next few months, we’re transferring all our books online. By paying a subscription fee, you will get access to all of them and all our upcoming writing.
This doesn’t mean that we are taking away our physical books or ebooks—we know people love them—but we are trying to find new ways to share our writing.
Adding this option offers us some new possibilities:
- we can write and share new stories that may not immediately make it into book form.
- it gives us a direct line with you, the audience. Your response to a story will tell us whether we turn it into a book or write more of it.
- it can help us fund future formats, like audiobooks.
- it opens us up to new forms of storytelling, like serialized stories.
We’re still in the building phase. Along Comes a Wolfe is online but requires a triple-check before we post it. Unfortunately, with the school season starting for both of us, this will slow down our progress. But we promise to get it to you soon.
So that’s the news. It’s a work-in-progress, but we promise to share more details once things are up and running.
I hope you join us on this journey.