Kickstarter update: Holy Hannah!
There are still 22 days left on the Kickstarter, and the total stands at $3,552 as of this writing. That's 236% more than I asked for, and I'm really happy because what I asked for was so bare bones I would still have been out of pocket for part of the book's productions (if you include the audiobook for book one especially). This is insane and wonderful and I'm verklempt and grateful like you wouldn't believe.
Since we made it to $3,500, all of the bonuses have been unlocked. This is what each package gets now:
PLEDGE $5 OR MORE: Book 1 ebook as soon as the project funds and a high-resolution digital file of the world map of Tremont
PLEDGE $10 OR MORE: All the above and finished book 2 ebook
PLEDGE $30 OR MORE: All the above, your name in book 2's acknowledgments, a new collection of rewritten prequel stories called "Whithorse," the book one audiobook, a high-resolution digital file of your choice of ten character studies, and the raw manuscript with 24 hours of its finishing
PLEDGE $60 OR MORE: All the above, a printed poster of the world map, and an autographed book 2 paperback
PLEDGE $100 OR MORE: All the above, an autographed book 1 paperback and digital copies of all ten character studies
PLEDGE $250 OR MORE: (limited to 5 people--ONE LEFT): All the above, and your name "Tremontine-ized" and used for a walk-on character (author's choice; character may not reflect you personally)
PLEDGE $500 OR MORE (limited to 2 people--TWO LEFT): All the above, a 15-minute Skype chat with the author, and your name "Tremontine-ized" and used for a minor secondary character instead of a walk-on (author's choice; character may not reflect you personally)
PLEDGE $1,000 OR MORE (limited to 1 person--TAKEN if you can believe it): All the above, your name "Tremontine-ized" and used for a major secondary character in book three instead of a book two character (author's choice; character may not reflect you personally), and a 30-minute Skype chat with the author instead of a 15-minute chat.
If you've already bought a presale, you'll get the same things others at the equivalent prize levels get. If you've bought a presale and want a rewards package at Kickstarter, you can do that and when the project funds I'll refund your money from the presale. Future presales for book two will NOT contain the Kickstarter goodies.
When we do this for book three, I'll probably flip it: First at Kickstarter for big packages and then here for more modest ones--but for the same amounts as before. That gives people an incentive to Kick, I figure. I dunno, I'm just figuring these things out as I go along! I'd like to pretend I know some big secret, but I really don't.
I get the book back from Netta any day now, and then life becomes interesting again. And for those who've asked, yes, Scryer's Gulch is coming back, probably in the space between finishing the book one edit and starting recording of the book one audiobook.