For years, I've been asked to write sequels to my various science fiction and fantasy novels, but in a world where taking chances in media is increasingly rare, I was always happy to offer standalone novels. But with my tenth book coming out this year, I feel like I've established myself as a unique writer.
While I currently have a lot of projects on my plate, more and more, I've come up with ideas that would be solid short stories featuring worlds and characters I've previously explored. Anthologies aren't super popular though, and publishers aren't eager to publish them, so I thought it would make the perfect Kickstarter project.
I'll be writing 10 never before published short stories, each sharing setting or characters from my previous standalone novels. Each story will be based on a different novel. For those playing along at home that list is:
Gil's All Fright Diner
In the Company of Ogres
A Nameless Witch
The Automatic Detective
Too Many Curses
Chasing the Moon
Emperor Mollusk versus The Sinister Brain
(Upcoming) Helen and Troy's Epic Road Quest
I will be publishing the anthology in both softcover and e-book form.
Risks and challenges
Self-publishing will be a learning process for me. I do, however, have access to people with plenty of self-publishing experience who I can say with confidence are on the ball.
The biggest obstacle will be other writing projects on my plate. This is why I have chosen to go this route and to give myself plenty of time to work on the anthology. I feel confident that I can meet this deadline.
If something happens though (hey, you never know), I will release all the stories I have completed up to that point and continue to finish the rest as quickly as possible. If this is unsatisfactory to some, I will, of course, see that they get their money back. But, hey, that's basically how Kickstarter works, right?Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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