[Post bumped by Dan for the weekend]
Well, I’m making it official now.
With the eBook taking up more and more of my time, I’m formally withdrawing from my duties here as copyeditor, reporter, and art director. While I’ll continue on as publisher/administrator—and may still write essays on occasion—I’ll be leaving the day-to-day running of the site to Dan, Enoch, Bruce, Mac, and Meep (Meep will be continuing with her column, and will be providing the guys with binding notes on matters of consistency in artwork and style). Dan will still be brainstorming with me from time to time, and any notes I supply to the writers will still be binding, but I’m essentially out of here until I’ve finished the manuscript for Book 1.
For all practical purposes, I’ve demoted myself to occasional writer until at least the end of July. If there’s a matter you need addressed you’ll want to speak with Dan. I’ll be available to adjudicate disputes between the other editors, or address any management issues in the unlikely event that you don’t feel that Dan is “hearing you out” properly, but please save me for emergencies (joy.mccann at that gmail-like place).
I may also do some real blogging, which I haven’t been able to do over the course of the past year, so you might add Little Miss Attila to your bookmarks again. Small amounts of blogging are actually excellent cross-training when one is working on a book.
Also, I just want to note that we still need to pay the bills this summer, so the tip jar is below. If you’d like the site to continue in my absence, you know what to do. (And many thanks to Jefferson for covering our hosting fees for May. Just in the nick of time!)
Goodbye, for now.
[Site Notes: Please do hit the tip jar. None of us asks very often, and we're aware that there are a lot of good causes (Valley of the Shadow, Jeff Goldstein, Da Techguy off da radio) that ask for your support, but we'd like at least to be able to pay the bills from month to month. If you have an interest in donating by way of writing for us, please apply to Joy, who will probably have enough time to respond to the rest of us, even though she's busy. Finally, I'm unilaterally declaring next Saturday Inter-Blog Outreach Day here at The Conservatory, so I urge the writers to post with links to exceptional posts at other blogs. If we're missing any, this will give you readers a chance to provide us with thumb-nail overviews of sites that we and our other readers may be missing, in comments. So, you've got a week to think about that, if you will be so kind.
And, as always, thanks to the readers and especially the commenters who make it worth our while to keep posting here.]