Yes! With this post, I hit the long-awaited 2,000th blog post for Hatboy’s Hatstand. I’ve been holding off until I had something worth posting and I know it’s been a long time coming, but what with a variety of absolutely awful things that happened in the past couple of weeks I figured what the heck, it might as well be this instead.
I’ve got a little bit more planned, but for now let’s bring the first two thousand posts to a close with this: My Expanded Literary Universe’s Five Phase Plan.
Marvel has one, I have one.
I shared this with my editors a little while ago, but I decided it deserved a bigger version and I made a couple of changes. Including the addition of the dotted-line incidental / potential set which technically belongs in Phase Zero, and might not become actual books since a lot of it is already available here for free.
Although I am now keen to start on Colouring with Contro.
Phase Five, I should add, almost certainly will not end with just one book. But at this point it’s just possible the urverse will (kidding … or am I?), so I’m not sure where to go from there. Guess we’ll see at the 4,000th Blog Post Spectacular in five or six years’ time (assuming an ongoing post-per-day rate; or another fourteen years, if we take the length of time 2,000 posts took and multiply it by two, and always assuming I write at even remotely the same pace and produce a consistent size-range of books…).
So there it is! All that remains is to start on the next 2,000 posts.
Thanks for hanging out with me and being such excellent readers and commenters and, dare I say it, friends.
I do dare, because there’s like five of you who comment regularly and you’re absolutely my friends. The rest of ye, discerning strangers all, thank you too.