So I have an update on the subscription drive that will enable the final arrival of The Silent Bells, the fourth and final installment of the fantastic Ashtown series. As many of you know, this was the deal. If 2,000 people subscribed to a newsprint version (mailed to their very own door) of each chapter as it is written, hot off the presses as it were, then Nate would be enabled to consider the light as green and get to writing. The reasons for it being this convoluted are convoluted, and has to do with New York publishers and their ways and customs, but Nate finally figured out this way to get the job done.
So what is the status of the subscription drive? As you probably know, the deadline for making the decision is today, and as of last night, the drive had signed up 1892 intrepid souls. That leaves us 108 subscribers short. And so this is where I say, “okay, friends.” This is the time to pull out your Christmas gift list a few months early and ponder it. This is the time to subscribe one of your grandchildren. This is the time for the friends of Rupert Greeves to act like the friends of Rupert Greeves.
The comments are open so that you all can encourage one another to push this thing across the finish line.