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Afterword

If you haven’t read scene 335 – Initium Novum, go do it right now. I’ll wait.

You’re done? Good. Because I have some things to say.

Yes, Domina City is ending. It has just ended. I know it feels sudden, like it came out of nowhere, and to be honest, that’s accurate. I know there are a million dangling plot threads, I know that many character arcs didn’t come to a satisfying conclusion. But I was spiraling, losing control of the writing. I knew if I pushed too hard, I’d end up breaking, and the ending would go from “not as satisfying as it could be” to “horrible, horrible dreck.”

That being said, this final scene was always what I wanted the finale to be. The para turning to Silk, desperate for powers to turn the tide in a losing war, and Silk using that as an excuse to give {everyone powers and force them to sue for peace. Likewise, putting Derek on ice was planned from the beginning, though I waffled back and forth on whether Laura would know that he was dead or not.

I started publishing Domina just over six years ago (and writing it a few months before that) mostly on a whim. I just sort of started writing something random one day and decided it was good enough for other people to see. I am proud of what it has become, but there are still so many mistakes and errors. I wince every time I go over the first ten chapters… or twenty or fifty.

Therefore, I am working to correct all those old mistakes, from the simple grammar and punctuation errors to more serious plot and characterization issues. Once that is done, I plan to publish Domina again, this time through Kindle. I am also working on a number of other series, some inside the Domina universe, most outside it.

If anyone would like to help with editing or just beta reading for those projects, please contact me at death_silver_cruel_and_red@yahoo.com. I still can’t get the WordPress site to display comments with any sort of regularity, so that is by far the best place to get in touch with me. I welcome help from anyone who offers.

For everyone who has been following me these past six years—or even if you’ve only found Domina recently—thank you so much for reading my series. Words can’t really express how I feel to know that there are people who actually enjoy things I’ve written. Somehow, it is always a surprise when I turn on my computer Monday morning to see the likes and stats for my newest post.

I hope you enjoy everything else I have to offer as well.

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Hiatus

We’re going on a break of about two months, following the end of book 2.  In the meantime, some documents on the various cultures of the city will be published every Monday at the normal time.

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.

Newspost

Newspost 3/25/2013

We’re in the middle of some site updates at the moment, as you may have noticed. Everything should work perfectly now, but please let me know if you encounter any problems.

Speaking of letting me know, one of the major changes was getting rid of Akismet! Akismet is a notorious spam blocker that came with my site when I first made it. If you ever commented on the site and it never showed up, that’s because Akismet decided your comment was spam and deleted it. I never even got to see it. I’m using a new blocker now; there should be a simple checkbox when you make a comment. Check it to certify that you are not a spammer, and I’ll be able to moderate your comment soon.

You will also be seeing a new type of ad soon: Project Wonderful! It is a wonderful project (see what I did there?) that is much, much easier on the publishers than the clunky Google ads, or the WordPress ones I was using previously. It also means anyone with a Project Wonderful account can bid on an adspace. In fact, you probably found this site in the first place through one of my Project Wonderful ads.

That’s all for now! Hopefully the new design was worth the trouble.