First things first, The Briar Society Early Enrollment is now live!
Right now, enrollment is limited to 100 people. I’m not sure what membership scale for Briar Society will make for the best experience, and I feel sure that in future “chapters” we may increase the limit, but this is the current soft cap. I only manufactured 100 of the Briar Society “B and Key” pins, but we can always order more if it seems like there’s interest. To be frank, I would rather do this right and make less money.
My goal is simply to tell this story in new and inventive ways, ways that draw you deeper into the story and feel like an intimate, mysterious, “gather by moonlight and change the world” experience. I can’t say much more now, but there really is nothing else out there like The Briar Society. I’m not bragging, in fact, it scares the heck out of me that there’s nothing else out there quite like this.
In the next couple months (and absolutely following the release of The Book of Briars) I’ll be able to talk a little more about what to expect and how it will work, but for now know that it’s a lot like TMP while also being more intimate, personalized, and magimystic.
Also, check your email because the elemental pinback buttons we announced a while back are now live in the shop! We’re going to create an area on the forum so that you can all continue to support each other through the primal elemental power we learned about in The Search for Magiq. You can request support there, or share your wins and brushes with the magimystic, and other Mounties can wear their buttons in solidarity (or draw/print the free images that will also be provided there.) We made the buttons because A) every bit of revenue helps support us in doing what we’re doing, and B) many of you asked for them. Go check them out!
Finally, I am sad that I won’t be around for the release of the elemental buttons and the opening of The Briar Society, but I’m going in for shoulder surgery (as this is posted.) It’s been causing me a lot of pain and trouble for almost three months and it turns out I have a bunch of problems including a torn tendon that I’m going to have taken care of. The pain has made doing just about anything difficult, including writing for long stretches, which has been a real problem as you can imagine. The recovery is going to be a few weeks, but I’ll be around as always.
This year, with all of you, has been one of the highlights of my life and career. Growing leaps and bounds, discovering what I’m here on this planet to do, and you all helping me be brave enough to pursue it, it’s been a dream.
Thank you for dreaming with me.