Category Archives: Anniversary

Anniversary Newspost 2014

It’s been an interesting couple of years here.  A few site upgrades didn’t go as planned, and I had to move over to an entirely new domain.  Comments are still unfortunately on the same system as before, meaning that most comments simply are not showing up, and there’s nothing I can do about it.  Due to difficulties with ads (both Project Wonderful and others), I had to pull them all, leading to site revenue going from “Very little” to “nothing at all.”  Even the Kickstarter project has been put on the backburner for the foreseeable future.  I was looking into Patreon to see if that would be a viable option, but I can’t really think of any reasonable reward tiers, so I’m going to wait a bit on that one.

On the positive side, the story itself is coming along well, and I still have a nice healthy buffer maintained.  I wish I could get more feedback, but other than suggesting people use the forums or e-mail me directly, there’s nothing I can do to force it.  I did add a link to the forum on the contact info page, if anyone was having difficulty finding that.

So happy anniversary, everyone, and here’s looking forward to more years to come.

Anniversary Newspost 2013

Today marks the second anniversary of Domina City. It’s been a turbulent year, due in no small part to my attempts to monetize the website without the slightest idea of what I was doing. The site crashed twice, had to be moved, and I found myself unable to make use of the Project Wonderful ads.

Still, the story itself is still going strong, and that’s what matters. As of the time of this writing, I am working on polishing off scene 218 (which is a Laura scene, for the record), so we have at least two more years to go. While I could finish the story at about scene 230 or so, it would be a cliffhanger ending, and I don’t think it would be very satisfying. 400 or even 500 is more likely.

In other news, Domina is not the only thing I have been working on. In addition to a few fanfic projects (which may have brought some of you here in the first place), I am also finishing up the first book of another original fiction series. This time, I think I’ll go through a publisher rather than attempting to self-publish.

As always, thanks to everyone who reads and enjoys Domina City. There’s an extra update today, even though it’s not a Wednesday, as a little anniversary present to everyone. Thanks again, and keep reading.

Anniversary Newspost 2012

Today marks the first year anniversary of Domina City. Fifty-two weeks ago, I decided to start publishing a story I had written for fun. I knew it wasn’t perfect, but that was always part of the point. I wanted to see what I could do as a real writer, with an actual audience.

Response has been small, but positive. Everyone has been patient with me while I work out how to use the software, which is also something I appreciate. I think I’ve grown a lot as a writer, so this exercise has already been a success.

I’ve got a few other projects in the works, but I’m not giving up on Domina quite yet. For one thing, I’ve got ninety-seven more chapters ready to be published, so I’m not going to just let those lie fallow on my hard drive. And of course, the story would make no sense if I just end it at scene 154, so I’m not going to stop there. We’re going to be here for a while longer.

That being said, I do have some important announcements. First, I’m going to be running a Kickstarter to have Domina published in hard copy. We’re still ironing out the details, but the current plan is to bundle 10-20 chapters together, along with a little bit of bonus material. Maps of the city, gun schematics, more detailed information on the cultures and the warlords, and short stories unconnected to the main plot.

That’s going to take a little while to set up, which is probably a good thing—we simply don’t have enough dedicated fans right now to successfully run a Kickstarter campaign. Keep an eye out in the next couple months. It will be a big announcement you can’t miss, I promise.

While that is going on, we do have a few other things in the works. There have been a few requests for a forum, so we’ll be looking into getting that set up, as well as finding a place to better display the culture logos I commissioned.

Other than that, all I can say is thank you to everyone who reads and enjoys Domina City. I hope you continue to do both.