Camp Announcements #1
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Whew, it's been quite a launch! Over the past week, Camp Myth has really started to pick up steam. I'd like to personally thank everyone who has donated so far, and for all the great feedback I've received. There are a lot of new developments I'd like to talk about, so let's dive in and get started.
First, I'd like to give an extra special "Thank You!" to some web sites that have helped spread the word about Camp Myth. Majorspoilers.com (one of my favorite places on the net) was nice enough to do a fantastic write up of the project, which can be found HERE.
Additionally, Nathan Pettigrew of solarcide.com - in my opinion, one of the best lit blogs around - interviewed me on all things writing, from Camp Myth, to Rival Threads, to my Kindle collection "An Overly Pleasant Apocalypse." That interview can be found: HERE.
You've probably noticed a lot more art on the page, too. That's the work of the amazing, Jay Camay, and he's going to be gracing the project with even more of his talent in the coming days, including a few glimpses of what happens when a merit badge attempt goes wrong... like this:
Pretty neat, right? With enough support, the plan is to have these kinds of sketches in every chapter of the finished product, all based on backer-provided scenarios.
Need more reasons to support Camp Myth? How about this: EVEN MORE REWARDS! Because some people want to enjoy camp life on the go, every donation of $5 or higher will now receive an audiobook copy of Camp Myth in addition to their other rewards! Whaaaaaaat?
That's right. If you've already donated, consider it an extra gift for showing your support. If you've yet to enroll in Camp Myth, let me break down what you'll be getting at, let's say, the $25 tier.
-Three short stories from my Kindle collection, "An Overly Pleasant Apocalypse," (in both PDF and MOBI format) - guarenteed to make you laugh, cry, gag, or who knows what!
-An eBook copy of Camp Myth.
-The Camp Myth Audiobook
-Your own custom character in the novel, complete with your selected name, race, description, and one line of dialogue (shout-out to a friend back in the human world! Declare how awesome you are! etc.)
-You get to design a merit badge that will forever be a part of Camp Myth lore! This badge will be fully illustrated in the final product, and (at the very least) be discussed by the main characters. But who knows? Perhaps another backer will select your badge to be earned by the campers, or simply donate a little extra and make that decision yourself!
-Perhaps the most entertaining of all, you'll be responsible for eliminating a lower-tiered camper from the novel! Delight in the joy of knowing that you've stopped another camper from reaching the end! Bask in the glory of surviving all the way to the closing ceremony at someone else's expense!
You'll get all of this for just $25!
Remember, Camp Myth won't be possible without the support and creativity of the kickstarter community. If you know anyone who would like to be a part of this unique work of fiction, let them know! Facebook, Twitter, it all helps. Parents, want your kids to read more often? Why not give them some personalized ownership, and let them create part of the story!
We've still got a long road ahead, but I know we can do it. To sweeten the pot even further, if we exceed the goal amount, there are even more rewards planned for all backers :)
Any questions or comments, drop me a line here, or at email@example.com
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A selection of three short stories from my Kindle collection, "An Overly Pleasant Apocalypse" (PDF and Mobi). In addition, you will be twice as likely to encounter a mythical creature in your back yard.Estimated delivery:
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All previous reward tiers. A copy of the completed Camp Myth ebook.Estimated delivery:
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All previous reward tiers. Level 1 Camper (includes custom name, race, and description).Estimated delivery:
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Just want the goods? No problem! This tier will get you the eBook, audio book, and softcover copy of Camp Myth. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the finished product.Estimated delivery:
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All previous reward tiers. Level 2 Camper (includes custom name, race, description, and line of dialogue). Design an official Camp Myth merit badge that will be illustrated and (at minimum) be discussed by characters in the book. Randomly eliminate one lower-tiered camper.Estimated delivery:
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All previous reward tiers. NEW REWARDS: Your character will be the subject of one of Jay Camay's "camper-crashing" illustrations that will be featured at the beginning of each chapter. Signed softcover copy of Camp Myth. Select one merit badge from the final list that campers - including your character - will attempt to earn in the book, and decide if they will succeed or fail (with lasting consequences).Estimated delivery:
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All previous reward tiers. NEW REWARDS: Can select Level 3 Camper (can be a camp counselor. Includes custom name, race, description, three lines of dialogue, and will be featured in at least three scenes). Randomly eliminate an additional lower-tiered camper. Design an area of Camp Myth.Estimated delivery:
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All previous reward tiers. NEW REWARDS: Custom, signed print of your camper earning a merit badge (or your counselor assisting in a merit badge attempt gone wrong) by cover artist Anne Ballaran: http://anneballaran.daportfolio.comEstimated delivery:
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All previous reward tiers. NEW REWARDS: Can select Level 4 Camper - you can become one of the two supporting characters! The distributed cover of Camp Myth will be redrawn to include your mythic character (illustrated with your likeness) in either the left or right position. You will be able to choose the outcome of several key plot points involving your character. A signed print of the cover by both artist and author. Eternal gratitude.Estimated delivery:
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All previous reward tiers. NEW REWARDS: Can select Level 5 Camper - you can become the main character! The distributed cover of Camp Myth will be redrawn to include your mythic character (illustrated with your likeness) in the center position. You will be able to choose the outcome of several key plot points involving your character, including an ending scene that will forever alter Camp Myth! A signed print of the cover by both artist and author. If I ever find a unicorn, it's yours.Estimated delivery:
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