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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, April 15 2015 2:59 PM UTC +00:00

About

This one's an easy one for you:

I'll need about $500 to hire a developmental editor and line editor for my Superhero Novel, 16Sunsets. The additional $100 is to cover fees and shipping of rewards. The additional amount may be a little higher than expected, but I want to make sure I have everything covered so rewards will be delivered on time.

16Sunsets was a serial I posted on my website (article94.wordpress.com) It started in July 2014 as a response to one of Chuck Wendig's flash fiction prompts. I wrote more installments to other writing prompts around the internet. The story concluded in February 2015. I met my serial writing goal of 40,000 words, which is what most publishers consider the bare minimum for a novel. I rewrote the rough draft into a coherent first draft and added an additional 10,000 words of content.

The revision is complete (actually 2 revisions), I've set up this Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to hire a developmental editor to help make sure the story is awesome, and a copy or line editor to finish the whole thing before it goes out to proofreaders.

The planned release date for 16Sunsets is January 2016, but a successful Kickstarter campaign will likely allow an earlier release. If you want to check out the original text on my website, go to http://article94.wordpress.com/tag/16sunsets/ and scroll down six or so pages.

I paid indie comic book artist, Joel Cotejar for his beautiful cover with my personal funds, so any funds left over after editing and delivery will be to replenish my art fund. I hope to work with Joel in a possible comic book or graphic novel based on 16Sunsets, but that's quite a ways away.

I don't have a proper blurb yet, so here's what the book is about:

In the past, all humans had super powers, but genetic mutations occasionally produced humans who had no powers. Eventually these humans lived and died and produced offspring also without powers. The stories of these powers and the people who wielded them became stories and legend.

16Sunsets is a tale of two modern-day heroes discovering their powers and the impact these powers have on themselves, their families and the world.

Risks and challenges

I don't anticipate any risks or challenges to the completion of this project other than non-funding. Since I didn't launch until the first rounds of revisions were complete, the timetable is very generous. I've already talked with potential editors and their schedules will work with the project completion.

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    6x9 trade paperback of 16Sunsets and accompanying electronic special edition.

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    6x9 special edition trade paperback of 16Sunsets autographed by the author and accompanying electronic special edition. All previously released electronic stories by the author delivered via email. (check out the "Works" link on the blog to see what additional books are included.)

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