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Dear friends:  My background includes more than 35 years in writing and editing, but I have never been more excited about a project than this one. It is my second novel, and just like that with my first, I am finding this form of expression to be my favorite. I love to tell a good story and I think you will agree with me -- when the book is completed -- that this is a fascinating tale -- and a good read! like my other novel, it is taken from my experiences and shaped to make it as compelling as possible. This adventure includes my experience being homeless, out of luck -- and food, at one point -- and the struggles to find a way back. But it is not dark, as you will see when my work is completed. However, as I say in my video accompanying this description, I need your help to complete my work. I will need help in raising the funding for writing expenses, some travel for research and location substantiation, book production, product costs, promotional and marketing costs and for advertising. Please donate to help with this effort. See my rewards information to see what you will receive. The more you help, the better this book will be.

Most sincerely,

Chuck

Risks and challenges

Successful funding would help me see the project through completion. As I have mentioned, this is my second novel, so I have been through the process and know what pitfalls to avoid. I will seek a major publisher but if that fails, I have a publishing company that I have worked with before and feel confident will accept my project.
Marketing costs are a major factor in the current publishing world. Post-successful funding should be fairly uneventful. I will work hard to market my novel in the most effective and efficient ways. However, because the author is responsible for all phases of book promotion and sales these days, some barriers could appear in cracking certain markets, such as, say, a large city. Should that happen, I would boost marketing and promotional efforts in that area, including personal appearances for book signings and presentations. I will keep working to sell my product should it initially fail to stir attention. Those efforts would include seeking strong reviews and word of mouth buzz through social media.

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    Pledge today to help support my work on my next novel, Some important information on Up. Donate a minimum of $25 for a signed copy of the novel when published. Shipping costs of $10 included in pledge amount.

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