Second to last update
That's right. It's nearly over.
With one exception, everything that I need to deliver has been delivered or is being delivered in this update.
But first, thank you!
I'd like to thank everyone who has taken the time, now that all of the Kickstarter fiction has been put on sale to the general public, to review the books on Goodreads, Reddit, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, your own blogs, and also in real life, if you're the sort of person who has face-to-face conversations with people. Nothing matters more than word of mouth, and the three Great Way novels, while they'll never hit the best sellers list, have been doing pretty well.
What has been delivered:
Everyone who was owed an ebook should have downloaded them already. That includes all three books of The Great Way, the short fiction collection Bad Little Girls Die Horrible Deaths, and Other Tales of Dark Fantasy, and the novel A Key, an Egg, an Unfortunate Remark, plus an ebook copy of Twenty Palaces and The Twin Swords of Zordain. If you haven't received these items, please contact me.
As for as the print editions go, I have sent copies to everyone who filled out the survey and gave me their address. I'm willing to hold onto copies for a while, in case someone chimes in late, but I won't hold onto them forever. If you're owed print books you haven't received, please contact me.
Everyone who signed up for the newsletter should have received one last week. If you didn't, please contact me. Alternately, you can sign up for my newsletter directly via the form in the sidebar.
If you signed up for a book club-style talk, you should have received a message asking you to contact me to work out a schedule. Check your messages.
The fiction critique has been delivered. The fresh-baked cookies have been declined. The desktop wallpaper art is right here.
That's right. Stretch Goal: Monitor is here
Let me post that link once more. That's the photo set of the cover art for the three Great Way novels, plus the map, plus the Twin Swords art, as promised.
When you download them, choose the appropriate file size for your needs. Also, if you want the files, grab them now. I'm only going to leave them up for a limited time.
And, ObCopyrightRemark, these are provided for use as desktop wallpaper only, as promised in the Stretch Goals. Please don't use them for other purposes.
What does that leave?
The last thing that I personally need to deliver is Fate Core supplements. Those are partway finished, and I'll need to run them past a couple of volunteers who have promised to give them a look over. Once that has happened, I'll email them to the appropriate backers, announce that the Kickstarter campaign is over, and BOOM. That's it.
What about Stretch Goal: YOU?
Good question, pretend person!
Did you promise something for Stretch Goal: You? The list is here. If so, I'll be happy to help you share it with other backers in the next (and final) update. If you complete it after that, it'll be too late.
Not to say you can't finish your project whenever and put it out into the world. That's awesome. But once I send that last update I'm not going to be dropping messages into backer inboxes any more. If you want to offer a link to your stretch goal contribution after that, you'll have to put it in comments below the last update.
Finally, a spoiler discussion of The Great Way?
I've been meaning to arrange a spoileriffic discussion of The Great Way, but I'm not sure where would be the best venue for it. My blog doesn't (can't) take comments. LiveJournal does, but many people don't like that interface. Facebook is out. Kickstarter only allows comments from backers, and I'd like to open this up to all readers.
Any suggestions? I think LiveJournal would be best, but I'm open to ideas.
Thanks! Until next time.