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From fallacy to honesty, from flight to confrontation, the Rewritten arc cuts a swathe through a unique and complex fantasy world.
From fallacy to honesty, from flight to confrontation, the Rewritten arc cuts a swathe through a unique and complex fantasy world.
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(Artwork by Susan Lau (Shattered-Earth), Gail Lynn Sapitan, and Morgan Bauman. Music by AlienAqtor, Disorder of Rage (DxOxRx), Flanicx, and Rod Brandao.)

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First Goal ($500) Reached! -- Veracity Unlocked!

Stretch Goal 1 ($750) Reached -- All backers get access to a special ebook bundle of selected rough drafts--one version of each of the eight Qol books, as well as some spin-off stories! 

Of course, the Qol Subscription backers will get all of rough drafts, not just the one version. Therefore, to make up for the lack of additional bonus, the Qol Subscription backers will each receive a 100 word short story about the character of their choice. (Anyone can become a Qol Subscription backer by adding the $20 a la carte option to their pledge.)

Stretch Goal 2 ($1000) Reached -- Evasion unlocked! All backers receive one piece of bonus trivia, a computer background with the main character of their choice, AND an additional 100 word short story about the character of their choice.

PENDING -- Stretch Goal 3 ($1250) -- All backers receive a personalized postcard from the author (or a character of their choice)!

Every new stretch goal will unlock additional rewards for ALL backers, as well as help me fund further books. If you have any stretch rewards you'd particularly like, please don't hesitate to contact me!

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The Rewritten arc is a four book fantasy series set in Qol. It includes the following: Fallacy, Veracity, Evasion, Defiance.

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Fallacy: A scientist mad with grief; a mother trying to escape guilt; a little girl's worst nightmare; a mistake with unforeseen consequences. 

What if your life—your world—your memories—were a lie? 

Nothing can be taken for granted. Nothing is as simple as it seems. Each person holds a different shard of the truth, and none of them are eager to share it.

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Veracity: Lies protect Haven. There are only so many ways to hide--trickery and deceit are her only options. Each time she finds a new family, she knows it will only be a matter of time before she's found out. 

Only one truth has lasted throughout her life: There is no home for someone like her. 

She's running out of hiding places.

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Evasion: Four years spent hiding in dreams. Four years wasted as Ilonon tore itself to pieces. With the threat of execution hanging over her head and a body withered with starvation and disuse, Ray must escape to safety.

Her journey will lead her to answers and new questions. Failure can only mean death.

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Defiance: [LOCKED]

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Everyone has their own motivation; everyone has a reason to obscure the truth. Fallacy set the mysteries in motion. In Veracity, the deceptions begin to truly unravel and unveil the truth; by the end of Defiance, each character finds the answers they need.

Complete the series and resolve the remaining mysteries.

Table of Contents

I. The Plan
II. Rewards
- A La Carte List
- Short Story List
III. Budget
- Stretch Goals
- Additional Rewards

The Plan
The Plan

The Plan

Veracity, Evasion, and Defiance are in their fourth and fifth drafts. This campaign is necessary to generate funds for the book covers, as well as the remaining costs for professional editing that I can't quite cover personally. (I've already paid for much of it out of my personal funds.) Once those costs are covered, I'll be able to offer physical rewards.

$500 will cover all of the editing costs for the Rewritten arc, as well as ebook covers for my upcoming novellas and short stories (listed below). $1000 will cover that and the cost of the original artwork for the cover of the third book. Likewise, $1500 will cover both aforementioned goals and the cover of the fourth book, allowing me to release the rest of the Rewritten arc in 2013.

I was able to provide more than promised and ahead of schedule during my first KickStarter. Until all surveys were responded to, I posted at least once a week about my progress on a separate blog, and I shared important updates through KickStarter. I am immensely grateful to those who supported me in that campaign, and I hope that I will be able to live up to all of your expectations as well!

Rewards
Rewards

Rewards

I am unable to offer Fallacy through this campaign, as it is enrolled in the KDP Select program. However, it is available on Amazon (also on the international Amazon sites) at the special, reduced price of 99¢ for the duration of this campaign. The Kindle version can be read in an internet browser.

A La Carte List

Simply add this much to your pledge to add these rewards to any order.

  • $1 – One (1) short story (see list below)
  • $5 – One (1) ebook (Veracity, Evasion, OR Defiance)
  • $7 – One (1) email from a character of your choice
  • $10 – All short stories listed below
  • $10 – Vote on which stories to pursue throughout 2013 and 2014
  • $10 – Three (3) ebooks (Veracity, Evasion, AND Defiance)
  • $20 – Qol Subscription (all Qol stories produced during 2013 and 2014) + STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED: a 100 word short story about the character of your choice
  • $20 – One (1) 11"x17" poster of your choice, shipped in a padded envelope with cardboard to protect it. (+$5 for cardboard tube shipping)
  • $25 – 2013 Subscription (all stories produced during 2013)
  • $35 – A signed copy of Fallacy AND Veracity. (Includes US domestic shipping.)
  • $40 – Three (3) 11"x17" posters of your choice, shipped in a padded envelope with cardboard to protect them. (+$5 altogether for cardboard tube shipping)
  • $50 – 2013 + 2014 Subscription (all stories produced during 2013 and 2014)
  • $65 – A signed copy of Fallacy, Veracity, Evasion, AND Defiance. (Includes US domestic shipping.)
  • $75 – A signed copy of Fallacy, Veracity, Evasion, and Defiance, PLUS one poster of your choice. (Includes US domestic shipping.) [options include maps of Qol, character posters, scenes from Fallacy, etc.]
Sample Short Story Bundle
Sample Short Story Bundle

To Be Released 

A detailed list is available here. To keep things brief, however, a summary of 2013~2015 releases follows:

In 2013, I plan to release three novels (Veracity, Evasion, and Defiance) as well as twenty-five short stories. These short stories are primarily fantasy stories, including Greek mythology remixes, urban fantasy with mythical creatures, and post-apocalyptic fairy tales, among others. I also plan to release a couple of short stories focusing on minor characters from the Qol series.

Sample Short Story Bundle
Sample Short Story Bundle

In 2014 and 2015, I'm considering releasing a number of steampunk novellas set during an alternate Meiji Restoration, more Qol short stories, and a host of sequels to the Rewritten arc. Among these may be some of the Rewritten novels from the perspectives of other characters; this will be put to a vote. Further details are available here

Sample Short Story Bundle
Sample Short Story Bundle

As a note, even if not all of these are released in 2014, subscribers will have the opportunity to read any and all rough drafts that I produce via a regularly maintained dropbox. That's why I've listed the possible stories for 2014 and 2015.

Budget
Budget

Budget and Stretch Goals

Base Goal: $500 (covers book 2, novellas, and short stories)
Stretch 2: $1000 (also covers book 3)

Stretch 4: $1500 (also covers book 4)

To be spent on:

Base Goal ($500)

$50 (10%) - fees
$110~220 – editing
$240 – ebook covers
Total: $400~510

Stretch Goal 2 ($1000)
$100 (10%) - fees
$110~220 – editing
$240 – ebook covers
$575 – cover for book 3
Total: $1025~1135

Stretch Goal 4 ($1500)
$150 (10%) - fees
$110~220 – editing
$240 – ebook covers
$575 – cover for book 3
$425 – cover for book 4
Total: $1450~1560

Stretch goals 1 and 3 unlock bonus rewards for backers. All additional money will be used to further the rewards for backers as best I can.

Risks and challenges

Some pitfalls I might potentially encounter could be illness and technical difficulties. I have already finished writing and rewriting all of the stories planned for release in 2013, but editing, formatting, and publishing stories takes time and energy. If my health fails, I may not be able to edit effectively. Hopefully, should this happen, it would be only a temporary setback. I've tried to build in additional time as a precaution.

If my laptop breaks, I'll still have my files backed up online, but it will take time to get a new computer I can use for the publishing process. During this time, I might borrow a computer or work on my smartphone if necessary.

For my first campaign, I built in enough extra time to deliver rewards one to two months ahead of schedule. The turn-around time on short stories and trivia was about thirty-six hours from when I received the survey responses, as well. I have done my best to promise only what I can deliver, and I promise to maintain communication until all rewards are fulfilled. An example of my communication habits can be found at qolpress.blogspot.com -- the blog I used for non-critical updates.

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    [CHARACTER EMAIL] Get one email from your favorite character! Add another $7 for each additional email you would like to receive; each can be from a different character. They can also be sent on a schedule so that you receive them at regular intervals! (These can be added a la carte to any pledge.)

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    [QOL SUBSCRIPTION] Access to every Qol novel, short story, and factoid I write from now until the end of 2014. This also includes the rough drafts, the editing process, and final copies of said stories. Naturally, that means that this comes with Veracity, Evasion, and Defiance--as well as books five through eight, as yet untitled. Does not come with the other, non-Qol short stories. (No physical reward included.)

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    [POSTER] Receive one 11"x17" poster of your choice from the following (see Feb. 2nd update for examples): Character(s), Map, Scenes, Settings. [Poster will be shipped with a piece of cardboard in a padded envelope. Please add $5 for a poster tube.] (You may add this to any other order a la carte. If already purchasing a physical reward, it can be added for only $10.)

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    [QOL PROMPT] A 500+ word short story about the character of your choice. Also, all of the following in the eBook format of your choice: Veracity, Evasion, Defiance.

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    [SIGNED PAPERBACK SET 1] A signed paperback copy of both Fallacy and Veracity. (You may add this to any other order a la carte.)

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    [SUBSCRIBER PLUS] You get every short story and ebook that I publish until the end of 2014, including access to works-in-progress and other bonus material.

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    [POSTER PACK -- Buy two, get one free!] Receive THREE 11"x17" posters of your choice from the following (see Feb. 2nd update for examples): Character(s), Map, Scenes, Settings. [Poster will be shipped with a piece of cardboard in a padded envelope. Please add $5 for a poster tube.] (You may add this to any other order a la carte. If already purchasing a physical reward, they can be added for only $20.)

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    [SUBSCRIBER PREMIUM] You get every short story and ebook that I publish until the end of 2014, including access to works-in-progress and other bonus material. You also get the opportunity to vote on which projects I'll tackle, which characters get short stories, and so forth.

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    [SIGNED PAPERBACK SET 2] A signed paperback copy of ALL four books in the Rewritten arc: Fallacy, Veracity, Evasion, and Defiance! (You may add this to any other order a la carte.)

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    [PROMPT] Give me a one to three sentence prompt, and I'll write you an original short story. This can be related to the Qol series, but it can also be anything. (Must be PG-13 or lower.)

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    [SIGNED PAPERBACK SET 3] A signed paperback copy of all four books in the Rewritten arc: Fallacy, Veracity, Evasion, and Defiance! Also includes an 11"x17" poster of your choice. (Options include the world map, all main characters from Fallacy, scenes from Fallacy, etc.) (You may add this to any other order a la carte.)

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    [GRAPHIC DESIGNER] Have a story of your own? I'll make you an eBook cover that will be royalty- and attribution-free while meeting the KDP guidelines. You'll get up to ten different versions (entirely different images, not slight variations of the same cover).

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