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By Patrina Mitchell
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About this project

Hi, I am a novice indie-writer.  I have plans to publish a novelette/novella called Desperate to Remember within the next year. My plans are to finish writing the book and to publish it on Amazon (using both Kindle Direct and CreateSpace), Lulu.com, and SmashWords.  I've published on each of these sites before, and publishing was relatively pain free.

Based on the length of my current draft, I anticipate that my completed book will be between 16,000 and 23,000 words.  Based on this estimate, the page length of a 6x9 paperback copy would likely range between 60 and 90 pages.

Desperate to Remember: Synopsis

Desperate to Remember is a romance/suspense story about Sapphire, an amnesiac woman who witnesses a murder, and her bodyguard soon-to-be-ex husband, Kyle.  Sapphire is stalked by the killer.  Kyle wants Sapphire to believe that they are simply old family friends.   Is it possible for romance to rekindle between the two?

Why I Created a Kickstarter Project?

My primary goal is for there to be a ready-made audience for Desperate to Remember once it is published.  I decided to create a Kickstarter Project because I think Kickstarter is a great way to spread the word about Desperate to Remember.

My greatest expense in distribution is ordering the physical copies from publishers to ship out.  If successfully funded, this Kickstarter Project would help defray this expense by allowing me to order in bulk.  This would enable me to distribute physical copies of my works at a discounted price.

Extras

  • $21, my Paintings Galore calendar which features paintings that are also posted on my deviantART.
  • $1, an ebook copy of my 21 poem compilation, Assorted Poems, in your choice of ePub, mobi, or PDF format.  The ebook is currently available on Lulu, Smashwords, and Amazon, with different covers for each version.
  • $4, a signed physical copy of Assorted Poems (32 pages, 9 x 6 x 0.1 inches).  Note: While there is a physical copy available on Lulu.com with a different cover, I will be shipping the CreateSpace version, since CreateSpace charges authors less to order their own books.

The physical copies of Assorted Poems and the Paintings Galore calendar will only ship in the US.

Stretch Goals

  • $300- Every supporter gets a free ebook copy (in ePub, mobi, or PDF format) of my one act play, Divorcing Smiths.  Divorcing Smiths is a darkish play which explores what could happen when a husband and wife are cheating online with each other.
  • $700- Every supporter, who pledges $5 or more, gets a free signed physical copy of Divorcing Smiths, which will be published with CreateSpace.

Risks and challenges

My biggest challenge would probably be finishing the novel, since publication, particularly with ebook copies, is relatively carefree. I believe that I have a good foundation as I have already outlined my plot. Additionally, I already have a rough draft of the first 3 chapters.

A potential risk with the physical copies is delays in shipment from the publisher.

If any post-fulfillment setback arises, I will be forthcoming with my backers and work to resolve the problem as efficiently as possible.

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    Thanks so much! I will write a blog post thanking all backers for their contributions. Additionally, backers will be able to order "extras" listed below.

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    Get the ebook: All previous rewards. Additionally, you will receive an ebook copy of Desperate to Remember in the format of your choosing. Choose from one of the following formats: (1) ePub (for Apple iPad/iBooks, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, Stanza, Aldiko, Adobe Digital Editions), (2) mobi (for Kindle for PC/Mac apps), or (3) PDF.

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    Get the paperback: Be mentioned in a "thank you" blog post + receive a signed (CreateSpace) paperback copy of Desperate to Remember.

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    Early Bird Combo Pack:
    Receive all previous rewards. Additionally, you will be mentioned on the Acknowledgement Page at the end of my book.

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    Not So Early Combo Pack:
    Be mentioned in a "thank you" blog post + receive both a signed (CreateSpace) paperback copy of Desperate to Remember and an ebook copy in the format of your choosing. Choose from one of the following formats: (1) ePub (for Apple iPad/iBooks, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, Stanza, Aldiko, Adobe Digital Editions), (2) mobi (for Kindle for PC/Mac apps), or (3) PDF. Additionally, you will be mentioned on the Acknowledgement Page at the end of my book.

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    Belated Combo Pack:
    Be mentioned in a "thank you" blog post + receive both a signed (CreateSpace) paperback copy of Desperate to Remember and an ebook copy in the format of your choosing. Choose from one of the following formats: (1) ePub (for Apple iPad/iBooks, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, Stanza, Aldiko, Adobe Digital Editions), (2) mobi (for Kindle for PC/Mac apps), or (3) PDF.

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- (30 days)