I decided there’s no reason to be unfair to my Progenitor fans by leaving them out of the Vella party, so here we are. I’ve just published the first chapter of Progenitor 4 as a Vella episode, and I’m following an every-two-weeks release cycle for it. This means the first three chapters, previously unseen to the world, will all be available to read for free.
I really am liking the way that Vella makes me move forward. If anyone’s annoyed that I’m only releasing a new chapter around twice a month, that is a fair criticism. But I’ll also point out that had I been doing that since Progenitor 3’s release in 2017, there would’ve been around 132 episodes posted by now. Based upon how many words I’m averaging per episode in Fallback, and the average length of a Progenitor book, I’d be on Progenitor 16 by now at this very sustainable two chapter a month rate. And it’s better to start late than never.