Ebooks and Audiobooks! Come and Get 'Em!
If everything's working right, you've already received an email from firstname.lastname@example.org at whatever email address you entered in the Kickstarter backer survey. Today's message prompts you to set your password... Read more
Working on Parcels, and Some Tangential Good News
Well, that hasn't gone quite the way I expected.
Two weeks ago, I was certain I'd be able to get all the physical copies of The Imlen Bratinto the... Read more
Fulfillment Stage Stuff
I've just sent surveys out to you all to gather email addresses and whatever other information I need to send you your rewards.
You'll be getting a password... Read more
Three boxes arrived from Ingram's printing facility today, bearing 150 copies of The Imlen Brat. It took us three rounds of printer's proofs and two rounds of significant design... Read more
If Your Backer Reward Package Includes Manuscript Commentary from Me
Several of you selected reward packages that included work on your manuscripts. The plan all along has been for much of that work to happen during the months when the... Read more
The ARCs and the Covenants
The interior book design has taken longer than I imagined possible, but at last we're about to print the advance review copies, or ARCs.
One of the delaying factors was... Read more
Cover Design Reveal, And How To Get A Free Short Story Ebook
This morning the book designers sent me a proof of the cover design, and it looks like just the kind of book I'd pick up if I saw it on... Read more
Audiobook Finished, and Text to the Book Designer at Long Last
Thanks to C.S.E. Cooney's experience, professionalism, and enthusiasm, the audiobook is done months before we need it. It's about two and a half hours long, and every time I listen... Read more
Cover Art Reveal, with Bonus Colophons
That, everybody, is an image that would not exist in the world if we had not invited it.
For the colophon design, we started with the Beltresin flag: a leaping... Read more
Interior Illustration Sketches!
I'm looking at Kate Baylay's preliminary sketches for the interior illustrations, and they're gorgeous. Here's the one of Stisele and the armory master working out cavalry tactics with... Read more
Post-Holiday Progress Report
Now things get exciting. Most of the team you guys helped me hire scheduled their work on The Imlen Bastardfor after the holidays, so we'll get to see what... Read more
Thank You All for Coming Through!
That last minute rush was amazing to behold.
So now we have a book with Kate Baylay's cover art plus three half-page black & white interior illustrations, and an audiobook... Read more
That Hat I Said I'd Eat
Anyone who was really enamored of my commitment to eat my hat if we reached $15,000 is really in luck. Because now I'm telling you, if we reach $9,000, I... Read more
11 Hours to Go, $356 to the Interior Illustration Goal
Welcome and thanks to the folks who've rushed to pledge and get us to the next milestone.
Thanks, also, to everyone who's still with the project.
The suspense... Read more
Got Ahead of Myself: It's Day 28 Now, So Interior Illustrations Are Still in Reach
In my Kickstarting frenzy, I got two days ahead of myself, and only realized it yesterday. So, we have until noon on Thursdayto reach the first interior... Read more
Day 28 Update: We Have Audio! Can We Reach Interior Illustration?
We just hit the target for adding audiobook narration by the glorious C.S.E. Cooney. (Check out this interview with her in which she talks about developing voices for characters, prose... Read more
Day 22 Update: We Did It! You Did It! Woo Hoo!
We hit goal! There will definitely be a book!
Right now, we're $387 short of the audiobook stretch goal.
Thanks to everybody who just got on board, and all the... Read more
Day 21 Update: 80% with 9 Days to Go!
The last few days have been amazing. I was at the World Fantasy Convention, fretting that the Kickstarter campaign to stagnate while I was off hunting literary agents. Instead, some... Read more
Day 15 Update: New Sequence for Stretch Goals, Fast Ones First
We're halfway through our campaign, and almost halfway to our basic goal. My particular gratitude goes out to Lara Beneshan, one of my earliest backers, who upped her pledge to... Read more
Day 10 Update: Preliminary Sketch, and New FAQ Stuff
The sketch for the cover art is ready for you all to see!
If you've read the excerpt, you'll recognize exactly which scene this is. It's a rare authorial pleasure... Read more
Day 9 Update: The Excerpt's Up, the FAQ's Started!
I put a nice big chunk of the manuscript, starting from the beginning, on my blog over here. I tried putting it in the project FAQ, but Kickstarter's FAQ webform... Read more
Day 7 Update: An Editing Letter Any Writer Would Love to Receive
I just got Betsy Mitchell's developmental and line edit of the manuscript. Her editing letter starts like this:
"'The Imlen Bastard' was a delight! Thanks so much for giving me... Read more
Day 5 Update: We're at 35% for the Starting Goal
And we've picked up some new companions in the past couple of days -- welcome aboard, everybody!
We're making good progress for the starting goal. That's worth celebrating. A book... Read more
Day 3 Update: Go Forth and Edit!
When my awesome editor checked in with me last night to say she was between deadlines and could start on my project early, I looked at my Kickstarter numbers and... Read more
Awesome First Day, Everybody! (Now Please Tell Your Friends!)
Thanks to everybody who's contributed so far! You got the campaign off to a great start. On Day 1 of our 30 days, you've helped reach 18% of the goal.... Read more