94%, Green Light immanent, and thinking about overfunding
Okay, and again with the wow.
So, given that I awoke to the 50% mark, I'm going to bed at the 94% mark, with 25 days to go on this campaign. I'm confident that we're going to make it, that Kickstarter will green light this project, and now I have to seriously think about accountability for the possibility of overfunding.
What this really means is that a LOT of people want to be a part of this project, this story, and these characters. Which is perfect, because books belong to readers more than they belong to authors. I've always believed that.
So here's what breaking the original $4k goal will do:
1) MORE ILLOS. I'll have a budget to engage Claire to do some interior illustrations.
2) SEQUEL. I always envisioned this as a series from the get-go. So more funding means more books, more adventures, and even some more characters. After all, Mary has an interesting step-sister Jane, and then there's Ada's half-sister Allegra...
3) SHORTS. I'd like to do some freebie short stories set in the world of Wollstonecraft, to get people excited and engaged with the setting, as well as shed some more light on the characters.
4) COLLATERAL PROJECTS. There are other things I can explore with a budget. Games. Animation. Graphic novel adaptation. And over the last two days I've had inquiries from fans and producers alike about all these things. But I need to set the time aside to even consider them clearly, and that's AFTER the first book is in your hands.
What I'm saying is, with every dollar past the fundraising goal, the world of Wollstonecraft gets bigger, and your participation more impactful.
"Thank you" isn't sufficient to express my gratitude for your support, but it's late, I'm tired, and me no more word goodly.
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