Identical twins, with super powers. Clearly the next step in genetics. What could possibly go wrong?
Hello! My name is Shawna Houston, and I am writing a book - and I believe we have established that I can not draw to save my life. And that my illustrations are far more desirable than me being hilariously awkward on camera...Ahem.
Zeraphene Braice is a twenty something red head with an estranged identical twin. Czerabein is that twin, and she shows up one day with the strangest story...
What follows is the weirdest stuff Zera could possibly ever find herself involved with. Super powers? A twin commune of Gypsy types running around post apocalyptic France? Mad scientists? Voodoo priests? Really?
Yes. Oh yes. And much more.
Together the young women uncover a secret world of identical twins, all with super powers of their own. With their new found knowledge and friends they manage to defeat an incredibly evil twin who wants to destroy them all, and everyone goes home happy. Probably. I haven't actually written the ending, so who knows.
I mentioned a list, and here it is. Things I will be doing with the funds will be:
- Writing. Like I said, I've got it all in my head, and most of it is down on paper in one form or another, but I'd like that form to be a book form so...I need some time to do that.
- Editing! What would a book be without copious amounts of editing? ...probably not very good. Imagine all the run on sentences. Or unnecessary superfluous adjectives! How awful.
- Book stuff. Fortunately publishing a book as a .pdf is fairly painless, but there are some costs involved.
Yeah, I can make an ebook with $2,000. And yeah, I read ebooks. But I LOVE book books. The real stuff. The paper, and the covers, and the design and the smell and the feel of them. If we raise over the $2,000, what say you to book books? I say yes. Perhaps, even, hell yes?
Stretch to $3,000?
- I will hire an illustrator! Backers will vote on the 2 artists I narrow it down too. And no one will suffer my stick people! Hooray!
Stretch to $5,000?
- Book Book stuff! There are a whole bunch of things involved with this like buying the printing in bulk to save on costs, and purchasing design elements and paying necessary fees and what not, but trust me, if there are going to be real books, the costs are going to go up. I will be able to print about 500 copies with this stretch goal.
Stretch to $6,000?
- more Book Books!
Beyond that? We shall see... Who knows. Hard covers? Special editions? We could go crazy. Play your cards right and we might even get Judi Dench to do the audio books...or maybe even Neil Gaiman...muahahaha
Why this book? Why now? Good questions. I've said I've been writing forever, so what is it about this book? I love it. Plain and simple. It's a book that exists, in my future. In your future. It deserves to be written down, shared, and enjoyed. And it's what I love to do. So I'm finally going to do it.
But I can't do it without you. I am excited and looking forward to working with you all! Thank you.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Aug 15, 2012 - Sep 30, 2012
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A hand written thank you note! I have the best handwriting. It comes from insisting I hand write my stories until very recently. I don't know WHAT I was thinking.Estimated delivery: May 2013
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A hand written thank you note! With a special illustration, by me. The BEST illustration.Estimated delivery: May 2013
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A .pdf and ebook version of the book! SOMEONE will have to read the darn thing.Estimated delivery: May 2013
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A piece of the video! For some reason I've decided to save those panels and instill value in them. Somehow. Also a .pdf and ebook format of the book! Because those are neat!Estimated delivery: May 2013
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A handwritten character description, with a really terrible illustrations to go with them. Also a .pdf and ebook format of the book! Because those are neat!Estimated delivery: May 2013
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A real version of the book! I will probably write you a note and may be inspired to some more of my terrible illustrations. Probably. Cough. Plus the .pdf and ebook version.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
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TWO real books! Definitely with illustrations. For book clubs! Or small fires. Or gifts! Also .pdf and ebook version. Hooray!Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
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A real book with hand annotated notes, with commentary and witty reparte. If you want I will promise NOT to put any illustrations in... Pdf! Ebook! Those things.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
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Two real books with hand annotated notes, with my amazing commentary and delicious observations, perhaps a touch or two of my delightful drawings! I will also be honored to meet with you for dinner, should we ever be in the same city.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
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You give me a super power, and a description of yourself, and I will work you into the book. You might not be a lead character, but you'll be THERE, with a TWIN. I can not guarantee you won't die. Like, immediately. But you'll be in the book! And get a real copy, to prove it.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013