First of all, sorry for the delay with the updates. I was locked in a cage of perfectionism and have only recently been released. But I have good news!!!
The buttons are made!
The bookmarks are printed!
And most importantly...
THE BOOK IS FINISHED!!!
The many copies are printing and will soon be delivered to my eager hands. Once I receive them, the autographing and packaging will begin, they will again be put into mail to be delivered to your eager hands and the long wait will be over.
Thank you all for your patience in this process and, once again and again and again, thank you for generous support! I love you all!
The manuscript is complete! Is dotted, Ts crossed, and into the hands of my editors! The illustrations are 76% finished, layout and design are well underway, and the book tour has officially moved beyond the conceptual stage. This ball is rolling!
In the next couple of days you'll be receiving an email requesting your contact details so I can get your rewards into your hot little hands. It won't be long now!
Thanks again for all your support! I couldn't do it without you!
Newly rejuvenated from my grand adventure through nature, I am fully inspired and invigorated and well under way with The Origins of Dexter & Stray, Part Two: The Man Who Knows Everything.
The first draft of the text is just a few thousand words from completion and the illustrations are piling up! I've even started the design and layout!
In short, everything is going according to plan and you'll be hearing from me again very soon with even more exciting details. And before you know it you'll be holding the book in your hot little hands!
Thanks again for all your support! It really keeps me going!
I am overcome with gratitude for each and every one of you! I feel like the luckiest guy in the world!
The outpouring of support has filled me with confidence and inspiration that I plan to pour into the new book!
I'm taking a two-week technology break to shift from fundraiser gear to creative book maker genius gear, but you'll be hearing from me very soon and holding your new Dexter & Stray merchandise before you know it!
Lots of love to you all!
Your deeply grateful pal,
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