... I hear you asking. Well, the answer is simple, really: while I was working for the census this summer, doing lots of boring clerical work, my mind had time to wander and think about things. Sadly, I wasn't able to use this time to work on Curse/Or, because that requires concentration and attention to detail, but Pellatarrum is another matter because, as a setting, it is a bit more compartmentalized.
So I have all these ideas which I would like to get down on paper before I forget them, and it feels like I'm getting close to finishing all of this -- at least as much as any campaign setting can ever be finished. I have 2 more seasons to do, which will be easy enough, and I want to do a post on each of the 8 major races, which will take longer and might not happen in this current writing cycle. After that, I want to address various monster issues, notably trying to resolve things which don't make sense to me, but that can be done piecemeal.
I have this fantasy of being able to offer the Pellatarrum campaign bible to a publisher like Paizo or Green Ronin and having them buy it, maybe even hire me to develop it professionally, but I doubt this will ever happen. Still, if anyone from a game company is reading this, please email me!
Anyway, I realize that making a fully-fledged and sensible campaign setting is a long and winding road, and I will miss things along the way. Therefore I would like to call upon all of my loyal readers to do 2 things for me:
One, make suggest things you would like to know about Pellatarrum. Something I take for granted may be something mysterious and interesting to you. Plus it will give me a list of things to refer to when I have the time to write but don't know what I want to talk about.
Second -- and this is where my ego gets involved -- I would really like more followers. It bugs me that I only 45 followers with Google Friend Connect when there are blogs out there (I'm not naming names but you know who you are!) who update maybe a few times a month and have 70+ readers. I'm not trying for D&D with Pornstars ratings (though to be fair, I would kill for his readership), but more readers are always better.
I have considered the possibility of pimping my blog on various RPG forums (ENWorld, Paizo, etc) but have refrained because it seems a very crass thing to do. Also, I worry about the quality of people those boards attract. While I can take harsh criticism of my work, I would prefer to avoid the inevitable "This sucks, you can't write, go die in a fire" trolling that seems to come with RPG forums. But if anyone can recommend a board full of mature readers who will refrain from personal attacks (HA!) then please let me know.
Thanks for your continued readership, and I look forward to seeing your suggestions!