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"Burninating the countryside... burninating the peasants... burninating all the peoples... and their thatched-roof COTTAGES! THATCHED-ROOF COTTAGES!! And the Trogdor comes in the NIIIIGHT!!!"

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Pause For Effect · 6:17pm Nov 18th, 2018

As it turns out, our family will be traveling over much of the Thanksgiving week. And while I hate to leave people hanging... the truth is that I do, in fact, love a good cliffhanger. :trollestia: My hope is that you’ll feel Book 2 of To Serve In Hell ends with that.

So: updates will take one full week’s break due to the holiday. Look for Book 3 to begin with Chapter 20 on November 26th.

Spoiler alert: This is how it ends. She totally turns evil and conquers the world. Honest she does. :trollestia: (Source)

Behind the scenes, I’ve been using the chapter-a-day release schedule of To Serve In Hell to put it through one last round of polish. I feel like it’s benefiting from that. So while I could continue releasing chapters while I’m away, I’d rather slow down just a touch to make sure the quality stays high.

Let me take this opportunity to thank you the readers for making this an awesome release. A lot has gone into this on the back end, and it’s fantastic to see it being read and getting a good response. Let me also direct some gratitude and attention to Pascoite, a titan of the fan editing community, who’s still actively working on some editing in Book 4.

But I also want to give an incalculably vast THANK YOU to my main man Moosetasm, who continues to put up with multiple requests per day from me for all kinds of assistance, great and small. This story would not have turned out as it is without his help. Please: if you’re enjoying the story, take a moment to show him some e-love (of a reasonable/legal variety). :heart:

And fear not. In the immortal words of Arnold Schwarzenegger: I’ll be back. :pinkiecrazy:

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Comments ( 5 )

Alright, alright, go enjoy your turkey, just don't let the tryptophan put you into an altered state so that you don't wake up in time to come back...

Oh, yeah, and have a good holiday! :yay:

Have a good Thanksgiving, my man.

I admire your dedication to long stories.

hope you have a good holiday,

write on

Thank you guys! I hope your Thanksgiving is good as well (if applicable)! :heart:

I think this will be my last real longfic until my life situation is materially different, which might take the better part of two decades given the ages of our kids. Novel-writing takes more time than I can really afford to spend away from family etc. right now. Getting it to happen with this one has been a bloody business... not without its joys, but certainly with a great deal of struggle.

However: at this point nothing short of my untimely demise would jeopardize the rest of the release. And even if that were to happen, Moose and others know where everything is. :derpytongue2:

and to you as well

I understand, it's no easy task to write a lot


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