We Did It! All Rewards Unlocked!
Wow! What a day! We started out at $7,644, and I wasn't sure we were going to make it by the end of the night. I'm thrilled to report that we smashed through the $10,000 barrier at 4:36 PM, despite losing an hour to the Daylight Savings Time switch!
That unlocks all three of the books in the Shotguns & Sorcery trilogy. It also means that anyone who pledges $50 or more gets a free unsigned set of the Brave New World ebooks from the first Kickstarter.
Not to push too hard on people who have already humbled me with their generosity, but I'd be remiss if I didn't point out that this makes the omnibus levels more attractive than ever. Rather than getting one autographed book in whichever format you were looking at, you can now get all three.
Also, the drive has only six hours or so left. Once it's over, the doors close on this one. If you or a friend has been sitting on the fence about joining, it's time to make the call.
Thanks so much to everyone who helped out with this. In particular, boosts from John Rogers, Scott Sigler, John Kovalic, and Neil Gaiman really primed the pump over the past day and a half, as did this morning's article on Wired.com by Michael Harrison.
On top of that, though, I'm grateful to every one of you who Tweeted, blogged, shared, and/or harangued their friends and family and complete strangers about this project. The hardest part with any Kickstarter — well, any creative endeavor like this — is not always doing it. It's getting people to know it's happening, and for lending a hand with that, I'm truly grateful.
I'm even more grateful to those of you who were able to back the project at whatever level made sense to you. It's truly humbling, and I'm determined to deliver the best stories I can to make it worth your while.
Thanks for encouraging my mad plan!