I'm writing a Ytherra-based short story tentatively titled "The Crypt of Night." Progress is glacial but it's moving forward. The good news is that it's a short story, not a novel,. so I should be able to finish it before too long. Like a few weeks at the outside.
I'm satisfied with this slow progress for two reasons: First, there is progress, it's just averaging a hundred or two words a day. I should be writing every day, but at least I'm writing most days, and that's progress, too. I'm also doing a fair bit of reworking as I go, easy enough in a work this short but it's slowing me down.
Second, finishing is the important thing. Even more important than whether it's terrible or not -- and I expect it to read derivative, quite frankly. I have confidence issues relating to creative work and have a long history of starting shit that doesn't get finished. Finishing is my foremost goal.
So it's up to 2100 words of a projected 9-10k. I'm pulling that goal squarely from my ass, of course; never having finished anything I have no way to know. But so far it's going as planned and not meandering, so I have no better guess.
My further guess as to how this will be published: probably on the Ytherra blog and here on G+. I may have more work-in-progress o post here as I go.