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By Ashley Torbeck
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About

Hi there! First off, if you've made it this far, thank you so much for even considering helping out my project!

Last year, I wrote and published my first first book, Daughters of Night: Sanctuary. A few months later, I had the sequel out and available. You can check them out on my website, my Amazon page, and even on Facebook. The initial interest seemed good for both books in the series, and there are a handful of people who really want to see the third book come out. The only problem? Writing, publishing, marketing, and promoting books takes time, effort, and a financial investment. Time and effort I have-and in great quantities! The financial investment, however, is another story. 

I have secured three new book covers-the ones in the picture, designed by EmCat Designs, which will be edited to have my name and the book information-but they cost money, and right now I'm making nickel and dime payments on them trying to pay the balance down. All three books need a professional editor to revise them. Neither Sanctuary nor Possession are selling well because I don't have the funds or means to promote them-or even clean them up to be more appealing. I'm still writing Tribulation, and have big plans for this bad boy.

With the final book in the series, I plan to not only finish writing the book (obviously, hehe!) and get it published, I plan to have it professionally edited, give it the lovely professional cover, and get it out to as many readers as possible. At the same time, I'm planning to revise and edit the first two books, revamp the covers, and my ultimate goal is to have all three books finished, polished, and sell 500 copies each before the end of 2013. It's a heck of a challenge, and the goal I set is barely a start-up fund, but I need to get the ball rolling. With $5,000 or more, I can pay off the cost of the covers, pay for marketing and editing services, and with a lot of grunt work on my part, hopefully have everything polished by the end of September, ready for the 500 copy goal for each of the three books.

I've poured my heart and soul into these books. The characters have been screaming inside my head to get their story to the world for years, and I'm finally ready to make their dreams come true. I can't do it without you, though. Won't you please consider helping making the Daughters of Night series reach their goal? (I have cool rewards, too...just saying!)

Thanks to everyone reading this. I know it's long, and it really means a lot to me that you've made it this far. Even if you don't contribute to this project, thank you for caring enough to read it. 

With Love and Insanity,

Ash

Risks and challenges

There are always challenges and risks where writing comes into play. My books may never ever make it to bestseller status (although I'd be one ecstatic writer if they did!) and in fact may not sell 500 copies each. It's a HUGE task, and I'll need the help of a good marketing/promoting guru to make it happen. Even then it won't be easy. Then there's writer's block. Oh, I can tell you horror stories of times I was stricken with writer's block and couldn't even write my own name! (Okay, that's an exaggeration, but you get the point. :D) That can really make it hard to finish Tribulation on time and make it available at all, let alone selling 500 copies. I work amazingly well under pressure, though, and even still I have an amazing circle of friends in the writing community who help me get out of my funk. And you can't forget the possibility that this goal I've set is not just a low-ball number, it's going to be tough to find editing and marketing for three books for that amount alone, not even including the number of books I'll have to purchase for the purpose of marketing and promoting. I may end up having to have a second fundraiser (probably not here, I don't wanna seem greedy!). The fact is that I don't want to blow your money or take more than I need. That's why I set the number as low as I possibly can without jeopardizing the whole project. Is it a big number? Yeah. But it's worth it. How can I say that? Because I won't let it be a waste of your time or money. There are still some people with integrity and a sense of pride out there, and I happen to be one of them. If you take a risk on me, I'll show you what I can do. With the right help, I can make these books skyrocket. I hope you'll help me do that.

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