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April 18, 2014
Posted at 8:06 am
Updated: April 18, 2014 - 8:27 am
 

The last chapter of Depth of Field is on the SOL queue!

Dearest readers,

The last chapter of DoF is on the posting queue. I humbly hope that you have enjoyed this continuation of the tale of Heather, Matt, Lara, and the rest of the cast. I certainly have enjoyed writing it, and I'm thankful for the input of my editor pcb, as well as formatting assistance from Lazeez at SOL. And as always, I love hearing from you, so never hesitate to write your thoughts!

(If you haven't yet finished DoF, then I would skip the rest of this note, as it might contain mild spoilers!)

But wait, there's more! I have a wee bit more DoF-related writing available to you. I have written two alternate-universe bonus scenes. These are flights of fantasy that aren't part of the 'real' story, but more like 'what-if' scenes with two of the story's sirens. Just a fun little extra. How to access them? In Ch. 38, a riddle-poem points Matt to a certain place. I told you in that chapter where that location is. But in Ch. 39, there are two more riddle-poems that point to locations that I intentionally do not name or describe in the story. Figure out one location, and you get your choice of one siren scene. Solve both, get both scenes emailed to you! If you want to have a crack at it, just send me an email with your guess as to the locations that the riddle-poems point to, using the SOL feedback system. Obviously, include your email! And who knows, this may not even be the end of the puzzles, heh heh.

The future:
So clearly there's room for more story, and indeed, Book Three of this series has been part of the plan since I started DoF. There's an outline and scenes written, and the first couple of chapters are already shaping up. Of course, there's also the Opus One world. Lots of ideas and scenes and half-starts have been made in that universe, too. I would like to return to it. Finally, there's a story that's been in my head for eight years about one of the characters in DoF that's itching to get out, something shorter than the books, but longer than a short story.

All these grand plans aside, I will warn you yet again that I write very slow. And I don't ever plan to post as I write again, so nothing will surface until I either finish a story or give up on it altogether. The experience of posting DoF after it was mostly finished was much more pleasant than the way I did LTTL or O1, posting as I wrote.

Perhaps the muse has returned strongly enough to prevent another five year hiatus. I certainly would like that. We shall see! I leave you with Heather's words: Love creates, we just discover. And hopefully I can write it down!

Cheers
Ryan Sylander