Funded! This project was successfully funded on April 16, 2012.

Update #2

The Home Stretch

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In a good fairy tale, this is the part where the clever hero tricks the evil witch or drooling ogre into revealing their weakness so they can slay the villain, rescue the princess, save the kingdom, and live happily ever after.  Or where a magical talking lion pops up.  It happens.

In this fairy tale, we're four days away from the end of the Kickstarter period, and things look pretty good.  Okay, they look splendiforous.  We made our goal, and everything since then is gravy.  But I was told that I really should post some updates via the Kickstarter platform as opposed to the dozen other social media methods I've been duped into adopting (I now use Twitter.  Oh, the indignity of it all.  Next I'll start writing updates in haiku.)

So here's the deal: I think you're all awesome, and I appreciate each and every one of you for supporting Scheherazade's Facade.  I think you're going to like what you get when it's all over.

I've been wrangling the authors and using my army of word gnomes to scour the manuscript for typos and embarrassing errors. (I misspelled my own name, once. Never let that happen to you.) I've been working on an introduction that will properly sum up my feelings regarding this amazing labor of love.  (It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.  Four-score and seven months ago.  I am but mad north-north-west: when the wind is southerly I know a hawk from a handsaw.)  I've been making sure I secure the rights to a good Victory Dance for when this is all over.

And again, seriously, we're almost to the end, and soon this will be a real book.  So again, yay!  Ad don't forget that if we somehow reach $10,000 before this is all over, a second volume of Scheherazade's Facade, one dealing with science fiction themes, will be immediately greenlit and put into motion.  $10k and it's a done deal.  If we fall short, it'll happen at a later point, quite possibly after another one of these campaigns.  So if you happen to think this is a great idea, spread the word.  We have four days left, and all the world's at our fingertips.  Livejournal, Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Myspace (really?), passenger pigeon, Aim - you name it.  Make sure that anyone who's been on the fence about this has the chance to pledge before it's too late.  Because I promise you, buying this book later on won't feel half as awesome.

(My promises may be void in certain extra-dimensional and extra-planetary regions, check with your lawyer before quoting me on Mars.)

My Feline Overlords demand food, so I'll leave you be.  But just remember: buying books is a great way to stimulate the economy.  :)

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