WE DID IT!!! WINGS IS HAPPENING!!!!!!!! *trumpets*
Aaah! We made it!! Almost at the final hour!!!!
Thank you all SO MUCH for your support. Incredibly, we've still got 2 full days left to campaign, and pledges are still coming in!
There have definitely been times when we thought we might not make it to this stage. But it's definitely been worth all the hand-wringing, bellyaches and night terrors - because the best part is knowing that people have cared enough to make this project happen.
Now, before we started the campaign we had a whole suite of stretch goals up our sleeves just in case we went over our target.
Some of our mooted Stretch Goals included extra content, such as:
1. 'Prison as Myth': A new, critical essay;
2. 'Marli-Parli': a self-contained comic story about Wallis' childhood experience of caring for a younger cousin whose mother was in prison;
3. 'The Prison Monster': additional text/illustrated content;
4. 'True Love and Prisoner N': this is a very special story originally created by N, before he was extradited to a Polish prison and separated from his true love. His story had everything: adventure, romance, heroism, a true epic. And all the more devastating that the prison destroyed his work. The last time we saw N, we promised to let his girlfriend know if and when we ever got his story online. That's what we hope to do - that is, if we can succeed in tracking her down... which might become a story in itself.
More content = more pages = higher production costs. It would be silly of us to promise that we can do ALL these things if we reach 'target X' by Monday morning. But we WILL do as much of this as we possibly, humanly can. With just a couple of days to go, we're just focussing now on making the best book and rewards we possibly can.
Let's try and keep momentum going until Monday's deadline!
THANK YOU. :-)