Original Post on Syne Stories: New Site! - Friday, 07 Feb 2020
Well, I was going to hold off on this for a couple more months, but given the downtime the last couple days...Eh, no harm in doing this now I suppose.
Welcome to the new site!
With the fall of Smack Jeeves in December, I had to move Galebound off to its secondary mirror on Comic Fury. But that left me with no backup and like a proper System Administrator that felt no bueno. This site you're seeing here is running on my personal VPS, and the plan is to make this the main site for Galebound going forward, and Comic Fury's mirror as the backup.
*Although, given this is running on my own VPS and I'm a sadmin, I would hope there's no need for a backup, but...y'know. Keep backups, folks!
If you're just here for the comic (hello, returning readers, I miss you and I'll be back to the comic once the novel's done <3), feel free to update your bookmarks to comic.galebound.com. The RSS should automatically link to the correct RSS feed from galebound.com/rss.
If you're new, feel free to poke around. In short, this is the portal site for the Galebound series, which is a collection of fantasy novels, webcomics, and short stories taking place in a world with a terrible magic system. The first novel should be completed this year with more to come.
Please note there are some serious spoilers on this site. The biggest spoilers are hidden behind "Enable Spoiler" buttons.
Anyway, as always, thank you for reading, and feel free to poke your head into the Discord server!
Original Post on Syne Stories: Web Dev Post - Friday, 03 Jan 2020
Sorry if you've come here for an update. Technically this is sort of an update. Of sorts. But really I'm working on web development stuff for Galebound at the moment and needed a post to use. This is that post.
If you are here for an update, chapter thirteen of Galebound, in which the gang (whom I am calling Team DaiGrump) meets the fabled Shadowlord of Iridesa, is about halfway done.
That will definitely turn out well for everyone.
Original Post on Syne Stories: Changes - Monday, 02 Sep 2019
Hey guys! If you're a frequenter in the Discord server, you're probably already aware of all of this. If not, here's what's up.
After this chapter is complete, I'm going to stop updating the comic regularly. For the rest of this chapter, comic updates are going to come as they're completed, without deadlines.
That's the big bad news drop. But the important thing is I'm not stopping work on Galebound.
There's some reasons behind why I'm doing this, mainly due to health. The stress of the comic deadlines have taken a toll on my health and I need to make changes to get healthier.
Additionally, the end goal of this project has always been to tell this story, and at this point I would prefer to tell the story in novel form. This will allow me to finish telling the story much faster (months instead of years), and dropping the comic work will give me the time to actually work on the novel, which is something I've always wanted to do.
With this plan in place, I'm tentatively setting the completion date for the novel's complete first draft as May 15th, 2020. Frankly that's a very forgiving deadline and I'm hoping to have it done months before that, but I'm trying to be kinder to myself and set smaller daily work goals.
How this affects Patreon has been detailed in my post there, but here's the plan going forward:
As chapters are written, they will be released on Patreon, exclusive to Patrons. When Galebound is complete as a whole, I'll run a kickstarter to finalize the funding for an editor and help pay for the publishing.
As for the comic, I'm not planning on stopping it entirely, but I need to be smarter with it. Once the novel is done, I'm planning on slooooooooowly putting out comic updates, completed only as time allows.
That's the gist of what's goin' on. Thank you all for supporting me and hope you stick around for the novel! If you can, please also check out the Discord server! It's been excellent in there, and several people have expanded the Galebound universe with their own original stories and it's wonderful. You can check them out at the Galebound tag on AO3!