Blue Moon Aurora, LLC is being financed by our frugality. I am primarily focused on managing most of the day-to-day responsibilities in-between watching the kids, while Michelle helps on weekends and evenings as it is her job that supports the family. Michelle is a Federal employee and lately there has been some uncertainty about her job. A pay reduction seems very likely as might a furlough or even having to work without pay if the government shuts down. It’s not just the debt ceiling debacle but also pending appropriations bills that are coming up and are likely to be another major political fight. It is very unlikely the situation is going to stabilize anytime soon so we are saving more money to prepare for emergencies. For Blue Moon Aurora, this all means that we’ll probably cut our investment in the company in 2012 and thus have a more modest agenda for publishing unless one of our books takes off and allows us to recoup some of our investment.
What follows is where we currently stand on our various products in development:
Duet Sagas Handbook (2011)
We expect to have this free PDF written and published by the end of the year. Basically, it will be a synthesis of all my writings on duet campaigns as well as the foundation for our entire Duet Sagas line. This frees us from having to fill each Duet Saga with basic information and allows us to include more campaign material. We have all the art already done for this product and some of the writing completed.
Duet Saga: Knight of Curidan (2012)
This will be a complete duet campaign, compatible with the Pathfinder RPG,focused on a knight as the player character with an emphasis on dominion governance, quests, and tournaments. We have all the art and a lot of writing done for this, but I expect I’m going to want to do a significant rewrite after we finish the Duet Sagas Handbook. I also still have to do all the cartography, which saves us money but will require a lot of my time. Thus I don’t expect this to be published till 2012 but we are also planning to make this our first book with an actual print run.
Duet Saga: Ghost of Arbastil (TBD)
This will be a complete duet campaign, compatible with the Pathfinder RPG,focused on a more intrigue based campaign in a cursed kingdom. We only have a little of the art and some writing done, but this is a project we were thinking of finishing in 2012 but might push back to 2013.
West Pacific Supers: Victory at Any Cost (2012)
We are done with 15 chapters of the first draft of the second e-book in the West Pacific Supers line and it is going very well. It’s a lot simpler writing a second book than a first book so that has been very reassuring. We know our characters better, have a good feel for what works plot-wise, and, most importantly, have the confidence of knowing that we can write a novel together. We expect to have this e-book released by May 2012.
West Pacific Supers: The Roleplaying Game (TBD)
This is arguably the whole reason we founded Blue Moon Aurora, LLC and 2013 was always the year when we wanted to publish it as that is the date when West Pacific Supers: Rising Tide takes place. It’s a big project and we’re pretty ambitious with what we want to do, which will entail a bit of art and probably the services of few freelancers on the writing side of things. Once we finalized Duet Saga: Knight of Curidan this project is going to get a lot of our attention and we hope to make a lot of progress with it next year.
West Pacific Supers: Free Novella! (TBD)
After we finish Victory at Any Cost, we’re going to write a 10,000 word e-book set in the West Pacific Supers world that we will distribute as a free product. We are looking for opinions on what we should write about. So what do you want a story about the West Pacific Trio (Cupid, Goalie, and Samurai), West Pacific Supers from before Rising Tide, previous adventures of some of the team members, or something else? If you have an opinion put it in a comment to this blog.
So that’s where we stand right now.
Thanks for reading,