A future Pacific Northwest dystopia filled with dragons, time travel, alternative history, secret societies, new tech & a female hero! Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on April 16, 2013.
About this project
WHAT THE F^@% DID I JUST WATCH?
The man in the robe and gold/black plague doctor mask is a character from the book. He's referred to as "The Greek." He was pretty persistent about being in the video and reading these verses from the future. One night he startled me awake at around 3am, and gave me an ultimatum: if I don't post this video to Kickstarter, then he would abandon my novel and worm his way into some other poor writer's head. If you want to read the verses for greater comprehension, I've posted them below.
THE LOW DOWN:
This Kickstarter is here to fund the production of The Concealed Labyrinth of Dragons & Light by B. William Rockow. It is the first book in The Totem of Time Trilogy. The funds raised by the Kickstarter will go to my editor, my cover art illustrator, marketing and print copies of the book that will be distributed to book stores & reviewers.
REASONS & THEMES:
I have been working on this novel into the wee hours of every morn for the past year and a half. The first draft is complete and is in the process of revision. My heart and soul are in this tale, and I wouldn't put it out there if I thought it would disappoint my readers.
It would delight me to no end if a million people read this story, and I'll feel the same if it moves a single soul.
The story weaves together a tapestry of all the things I love and find fascinating: mythology, secret societies, dragons, genetic engineering, dystopic futures, the Pacific Northwest (I represent this region & the city I reside in, Eugene, with pride), alternative history, Neanderthals, speculative technologies, the world of science, word play & riddles & poems and strong dynamic characters & plots.
I put the craft of entertaining storytelling first. I guarantee that you will chortle & gasp as you make your way through the pages I've penned. Some might make you angry, others could make you cry -- and by the end, you'll be begging for more.
FOLLOW ALONG WITH THE VERSE:
I wrote these words fluidly from a pen
Oh, who have I tried to kid with a pen
That spills sour ink pressed from sour apples,
A notebook full of scratches, uh, I got drunk again –
“It's all mad anyways,” so what if my pen baffles?
Allow me just a chicken and a pot
Scribblers don't need much to write and live,
This tale I have, I know it's not a lot
To add fat to the stock of letters, but
it's all I have to give!
So here we are, it's time for the best part
You watched the video until the end –
Thanks Kickstarters, y'all sure are so smart!
I just know you'll share this with both foe and friend.
And if you don't, I'll reserve your spot in
A future horror not so golden!
WHITHER YOUR $$$?
* $2000 for editing, which is a fair wage for developmental, copy & line editing services.
* $1000 to commission a high quality book cover. I have a vision that must be fulfilled. Nothing less will cut it.
* $1000 for marketing & promotion and print copies for distribution to bookstores & reviewers.
STRETCH GOALS ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ +
This will be updated once target goal is close to being hit.
Risks and challenges
The first draft of the novel is already complete. The revision is halfway done. I have a working professional relationship prior to this project with the editor that is on board. Therefore, there are few risks involved at this point. The risks that I do see are as follows: unforeseen circumstances prevent me from finishing the revisions; something happens to my collaborators; the Zombie Apocalypse.
I've poured my blood, sweat, tears and nights into this story, and I won't stop until it's done. You have all my words on that.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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