Following the money
Hey all! Part of the deal you make with Kickstarter is that the amount you raise through your campaign is public. When that amount is unexpectedly large, like mine was,... Read more
The Enthusiast: East Coast book tour!
Hi all! Just about all of you should already have my novel in your hot little hands, but: what about your friends, who don't? What if they're "too good" to... Read more
Today's note #2: Help me out by BECOMING the Enthusiast!
OK, this note is for those of you who've gotten the book, read it, and, hopefully, enjoyed it! Self-publishing The Enthusiastallowed me to do it my way, and the... Read more
Today's note #1: More books sent; please fill out surveys if you haven't!
Hello Kickstarter backers! Just keeping you up to date on some process stuff here: those of you who filled out surveys before January 6 but too late to receive your... Read more
Happy New Year's Eve! (And fill out those surveys)
Hi everybody! Just a quick Happy New Year note. Most of you should have received your book by now, or a link letting you know how to download the e-book.... Read more
(Most) books are out!
Hello all! Just wanted to let you know that we have gotten books out to the vast majority of backers. Many of you have already received your book, or at... Read more
Fill out those surveys!
Hello, everybody! Since I sent out surveys on Friday, 84% of you have filled them out! Those are great numbers! But that still means nearly 100 of you haven't. Oh... Read more
BOOKS HAVE SHIPPED! (from the printer, not to you, not quite yet)
Hey all! Just a quick note to tell you that real physical books have shipped from sunny (?) Winnipeg to TopatoCo in Massachusetts (and a smaller box is on its... Read more
Timing, shipping, etc.
It's been a few weeks since I've updated, mostly because all the things I have to do to make the book happen are (finally!) out of my hands and now... Read more
A brief update on e-books!
A backer's comment made me realize that I've been talking a lot about the specifics of the print books but haven't mentioned the e-books that many backers selected as their... Read more
Enthusiast book launch party: Los Angeles, December 15!
Hi guys! I'm still not 100% sure on when books will ship out to backers -- we've send the final digital form to the printers, and we need to get... Read more
A note on mailing addresses
Hey all, just a really quick note on a subject that a couple of people have asked about: I know that since it's been more than three years (!) since... Read more
The Enthusiast barrelling along like a runaway train!
Hey y'all, just wanted to keep you updated on things -- it is very exciting to have updates to give you! First off, I don't know if I've formally said... Read more
Updates, and ART!
Hello all! A couple of pieces of news for you on the book:
- I've now received the manuscript back from the copy editor, and am going through and reviewing the... Read more
Looking for artists!
Hi guys! The book is currently in the copy editing process, and I'm also setting the groundwork to get it designed and published. I have a cover artist, who I... Read more
The Enthusiast awakens
Hello everybody! Gonna lead with the good, exciting news: Yesterday afternoon I sent the manuscript of The Enthusiastto my copy editor. He should be done with it in a... Read more
BEHOLD: THE ENTHUSIAST
I WROTE A BOOK
SORRY IT TOOK SO LONG
This is what 102,266 words look like, printed out:
Warning: when you print out 110 double-sided pages, your "low... Read more
Trains in the news
Yesterday Newsweek announced that it had tracked down the reclusive inventor of Bitcoin, which, if you don't know, is an open source, non-government form of currency that's either the future... Read more
Delay of game
Hey everyone, sorry it's been so long since I rapped at ya. I've been putting off telling you something, because it's kind of embarrassing, but: this book is not going... Read more
Reading from The Enthusiast, this Friday in downtown Baltimore!
Hello everybody! Just a reminder that, if you are in the greater Baltimore area, you have a chance to hear with your own ears evidence that this book is really... Read more
The Enthusiast: A live reading of a novel in progress! March 29, Baltimore!
Hello Enthusiast enthusiasts! We have reached the stage of the Kickstarter lifecycle -- several months after the campaign, several months before the promised delivery of the finished product -- when... Read more
Words are being written!
Hello everybody! It's been three months since the end of this Kickstarter and I just wanted to assure everybody who was so gracious as to pledge money and buy the... Read more
Update 3: New rewards! Hand-drawn comic art!
Hey, everyone, just another thank you for helping me in my novel-writing dream! I'm going to try to come up with some stretch goals for the next two weeks of... Read more
Thanks again! Pictures, here we come!
Ye cats! New stretch goal of $11,111 reached at the very beginning of day four. Looks like I need to go find an illustrator! This is just a quick teaser... Read more
Thank you all so much!
When I set my goal for this project, I was trying to be realistic and keep my expectations low. I was fairly confident that I'd get $6,666 over the course... Read more