Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Divergence Kickstarter

And we're back once more!

Happy Autumn, everyone! I think I can officially call it that now that we've seen the first of the geese migrating north. This summer was a bit of a wild ride, some things I should probably recap before we head onto bigger and better things.

First off, a big thanks to everyone who attended the panels I spoke on at Convergence. All of the panels had a great turnout, especially the panel on Worldbuilding (more on that in a bit). It was great seeing lots of old friends and meeting some awesome new people! Also thanks to all the people who bid on my items in the art show, it meant a lot seeing someone purchase art I put many, many long hours into!

I'm planning on submitting a panel to next year's Convergence focusing on the flora and fauna of fantasy worlds, and I've got a few other panels I'm considering suggesting. They aren't due until December, so I'm letting my ideas percolate as I work on other things.

I just got finished putting up a bunch (see 27) hats on Etsy for any and all who have been waiting for me to sell some not at a convention, you can find them here -

Finally, onto the keynote of this blog.
Another Kickstarter.
Are you all ready? Because this time, we're going to blow it out of the water.

At the end of October I will be starting off a Kickstarter to back a print run of Divergence, the prelude to my large and at this point somewhat mythical novel Resonance. If all goes well with Divergence, Resonance will have its Kickstarter July 2014.

I'll be releasing exact details on it soon, but the funding goals is going to be much lower and will mainly cover the fees and taxes (yes, the government takes their share, don't listen to the people who say you don't have to pay taxes on Kickstarter), cost of backer rewards, and of course the cost of a small print run of the book.

There aren't going to be many backer rewards, as this Kickstarter is mainly focusing on getting a small print run of the book. There will be the ebook, paperback, and a mug and tea reward, plus one more reward I'm keeping secret until launch.

What does this mean for you? I need all the help I can get. Just by forwarding messages about the Kickstarter and helping get the word out you'll be helping me achieve my dream. I'll have flyers and a pre-written email that will help people get out the word, plus there will be a release of small tidbits of the book leading up to the Kickstarter.

I just want to take a moment and thank all of you for helping support me in my efforts to finally publish something. I've been working on Resonance now for five years, and it will mean the world to me to be able to hold this book in it's completed form and know that people will finally be able to read it.

That's all for this time, expect to hear more from me soon!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Back from Hiatus

Hello dear followers!
I'm finally back from my hiatus. I apologize for the recent silence, life has been pretty busy lately and my writing had to sadly sit to the side for a while.

That has changed.
My plan is to have a book published by the end of the year. I will be revealing which book it is soon, but let's just say that things will be very different this time around. I learned a lot of very valuable lessons during the Vicious Sun Kickstarter, not the least of which is that I need to focus on getting my social media up and running. To that end, I will be posting more things more often. If I don't live up to this, you all have free permission to bug me until I post again!

In other news, I will have the honor of speaking on 4 panels at CONvergence Con at the DoubleTree in Bloomington July 4-7th! In order of events -

Creating a Character - Crowd-Source Creation -Friday July 5, 2013 8:30-9:30pm in the
Sofitel Bordeaux room
Before Page One - World Building Your Story - Saturday July 6, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm in Atrium 3
How to Write an Interesting Hero - Sunday July 7, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm in Plaza 2
Canines in Fact, Folklore, Fiction, and Film - Sunday July 7, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm in the Sofitel Dijon room

I will also be at the Art Show Meetup Friday July 5, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm in
Atrium 3

Hope to see you all there!