Book update - vote on your favorite promotional copy!
We’re definitely in the home stretch of our writing. The first draft of the novel is complete at 65,536 words — just kidding! — just over 75,000 words.... Read more
65,000 words - plus a talk!
The good news: we've reached our 65K word goal!Hooray! The not-as-good news: the book isn't actually done yet. 65K brought us near the end of the book, but there... Read more
50,000 words - almost there!
The book is in the home stretches now: I've just approved the 50,000 word milestone of the manuscript. We're within reaching distance of our 65K goal! After that, we'll still... Read more
35,000 words - over half-way!
Just a quick note that the book has reached 35,000 words. Our target is 65K so we've passed the half-way point! The plot is developing nicely. My writer has really... Read more
Hello everyone, another update on where we are. We're making decent progress, and the novel is now 22K words! 1/3 of the way to our target of 65K. The characters... Read more
Hello, backer audience!
I just wanted to share that the novel has reached its next milestone: 10,000 words! It is about 40 pages*, and they go really fast. I ripped... Read more
It has been a little while since I've checked in with you all, so here's an update with our current progress. The writer delivered the outline - the full plan... Read more
We did it!
Hey everyone, as you may know by now, my "Evil Plan to Save the World" has been successfully funded, with all of your help! I would like to thank all... Read more
One week to go!
We are entering the last week of this Kickstarter campaign! I am so inspired and humbled by all of the support I've found in this community. Though our goal is... Read more
Current status: planning the story with the ghostwriter
Hello everyone, I just want to share an update about the current status of this project. I've not only signed a contract with a ghostwriter, I've already started working with... Read more
A bit of data
In this week of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, I thought I would share some data. I came across the really excellent report on women in CS... Read more
All right, team! We've reached 50%! Thanks to all 93 of you, and extra special thanks to a certain angel supporter - you know who you are. :-)
On the... Read more
Wahoo! We've reached 25%!
Just a quick note to celebrate the fact that this project has now reached 25% funding. Thank you all (83 of you!) so much for your support! If you haven't... Read more
What a great first day!
Thank you, everyone, for a great first day. $5,380 (14%) funded in the first 24 hours. So awesome! Your enthusiasm is infectious and your faith in me is humbling. All... Read more
New $250 reward option
I just added another reward level, at $250, where you can include a short note or dedication in the book. I've added this to the $1000 reward level, and I'd... Read more
Current status: choosing a ghostwriter
I've talked to 2 different ghostwriting agencies now and am pretty excited about one of them. I'm giving the other one a couple of days to see what authors I... Read more