"Success at Divergent Wordsmiths is measured by the completion of our projects. No more, no less. We set ourselves an objective, work towards it and, in the end, achieve what we set out to accomplish. I'm delighted to say (with some degree of bias) that each release keeps getting better and better.
Since 2018, we have succeeded in more than sixteen instances across short stories, fan theories, analyses and novels. The Paul Spragg ReCollections: Volume 2 symbolises a milestone in Divergent Wordsmiths' development as August 2022 will mark five years of the community's contributions and publications. A year that will informally last until August 2023 and one, I hope, that we'll be able to celebrate with full measure.
2023 will also mark a rather important event for Doctor Who itself. Sixty years of travelling in Time and Space, since its first airing in November 1963, and one that we intend to honour as readily as our own. However, in order to do so -- in such an uncertain age as ours, presently -- 2022 will be a markedly quieter year for external submissions. This has been due to a series of real-world false starts, many due to the requirements of quarantining coronavirus outbreaks, that have prevented allocation of the time and resources necessary to ensure our standard of a high-quality release.
Does that mean, though, that Divergent Wordsmiths is on hiatus? Well... No, actually. Instead, we'll be operating with a much wider timeframe for conception, which will allow for the development of more comprehensive and engaging ideas for the 2023 submissions. We already have a premise and a potential framework. You will hear more details on this project as details are proposed, discussed and, ultimately, confirmed.
2022 will also be used for the development of a novel project (in both senses of the word) that will hopefully see release sooner, rather than later. The details of which will be released closer to its date of publication. As part of that process, Eden By Annihilation will receive a Second Edition upgrade that will take advantage of new features not available for its original 2020 publication. That may seem vague, I know, but this initial secrecy will be worthwhile. It's an idea that hasn't been done in quite this way before.
Until then, enjoy our content, keep reading and writing, both, and we'll have more for you later, Wordsmiths!"
Publisher and Chief Editor at Divergent Wordsmiths
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