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By Carol Keiter
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Adora, the female protagonist whose name is symbolic for 'love' and Vitali, the male antagonist whose name represents 'life'. She encounters him in her journey and they become friends and companions. Adora has heard of this place at the top of a special mountain, where people have exceptional abilities and qualities. There, they can only tell the truth, because they have advanced perceptions and telepathic powers. She has embarked on this journey to find this place. The story consists of their experiences and the impediments that they face as they venture towards this mythical place, which is as much an allegorical state of being as it is a physical place.
The book is a tale, with scientific points woven into it; 'bout 90 pages.

Here are some themes; i.e. subtitles of pages:

Magnetic Lines
Translucent vs. Transparent
Rain Shadow Effect
Waves
Sound Waves
Prism of LIght
Follow Magnetic Lines: Relevant to Electricity and Magnetism
Adora Doesn’t Allow Doubt to Interfere
Animals that Navigate with Magnetic Perception

The theme of each page is documented, so that the reader can quickly find that particular material. 

The print edition is the preliminary one. I see this as an ebook, with more flexibility; since the illustrations can be more colorful, it can then be interactive in terms of the bibliography, language alternatives, my own composed theme song and sound track woven into it, and so forth. 

Risks and challenges

I would say that regarding publishing a book, the risks would not only be through letting the momentum fall behind, but also by not meeting the demands of the publishers. I may have also underestimated the cost of publishing a book. In fact, I have not yet approached a specific publisher, but have begun to feel around on the internet for appropriate ones, and will have to consistently do the work to promote myself not only through kickstarter, but in drawing in advertising and familiarizing myself with what the publishing route involves. I have confidence that once I’ve revealed the bulk of the pages of text and illustrations, that the work will speak for itself in finding a publisher. I believe that I can work under the pressure. It will be an added dimension to extend the project towards venturing into a multilingual e-book with a soundtrack. However for now, I have low overhead. I am still paying for my current ‘new’ MacBook Pro computer, which is my main tool, and which works beautifully. I'm paying for that in increments, and don't have much overhead besides this. Besides typing, researching and illustrating, I already have the material for these; paper, pencils, watercolors, pastels, computer, digital camera. I have already included in the budget the potential mailing of the books.

I believe that once I have the momentum going, and I am making a fair amount of headway in manifesting a first version, together with illustrations, then edit some more, and maintain promotion and continue to ask for feedback and advice from different sources, that I'll be fine. I'm already conquering the biggest enemy, the fear of things 'not being perfect', which is a form of procrastination in itself. I'm feeling happy and inclined to commit to myself and all the people I've brought into the challenge. The subsequent e-book will entail added costs, such as the need to replace the music software that I lost upon purchasing a new computer, when these versions were no longer compatible with my new Operating System. However, I have a Mac and the imovie, the music software garageband which already come with it, so I feel that I can work under the constraints of the software and tools that I have. Really, I have at this point no other people to rely on as far as meeting my deadlines, but myself.

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