Parties, PDFs, remixes and more
This is my penultimate Kickstarter update! It begins with one bit of housekeeping. Most of you have gotten your books by now, but:
1. There are still a few backers... Read more
Books in the mail & a party on the books
Some big, fun news in this update!
Mark your calendars if you live in the Bay Area: I'm throwing a book release party on Saturday, December 19. It's going... Read more
The books are here!
This is a VERY brief note; I'm sending it because it's such a funny 21st-century moment.
Usually, these updates have been a matter of me taking my experiences working on... Read more
The schedule (and some notes on writing)
Hey everyone! The project is over, it's a success, and now we are into production mode. A quick note on the schedule, and then some long-promised reflection on writing.
But... Read more
Final hours and first glimpses
Whew—I can't even tell you how much better the story is today than it was a week ago. Almost every graf has been touched. Every chapter has been... Read more
Bigger than Obama? We need ninjas, and lots of 'em
Hello! New backers: welcome! Folks who have been here from the start: Wow, can you believe this is update fifteen?
Exciting times, with five days to go! The agenda: First... Read more
Her name in motion
So yesterday afternoon I set out to make a book trailer, but it sort of turned into something else—an animated book cover? The big sell is that it reveals my... Read more
The Moving Monks, a mysterious package, and a contribution to the commons
After a long, spectral flight back from New York on Tuesday night, it feels like I have returned not to the San Francisco I left, but to the off-kilter San... Read more
So here's me, earlier today, somewhere over the eastern United States, just after finishing a new short story—thanks to you:
And right after I took that photo, I spun my... Read more
The $10,000 short-story throw-down in the sky
So, I'm going to start with some meat-and-potatoes updates—but then there's a special pitch at the end.
I'm at 25,000 words, which means I'm right on schedule. (Whew.) There's... Read more
The evolution of an illustration
I'm not just writing the words for this book; I'm doing the illustrations, too. So I thought I'd give you a peek at my process—from idea to sketch to code... Read more
First glimpse of Fog City
After I recorded this, I remembered that I hate listening to writers read their stuff. And in my case, I definitely write for the eyes, not for the, uh, mouth.... Read more
Going full-time with a sack full of gold coins
As I'm writing this, I have:
295 backers. 507 copies of the book spoken for. 46 days to finish the text.
Each one of those numbers is totally thrilling. (And... Read more
His dark materials
So this afternoon, I walked over to a lauded local printer here in SF—the one that everybody says is the absolute best—and I was all set to do a little... Read more
Naming characters with Google AdWords
Here's a new trick.
In this book, I'm trying to craft a central character with some of that same iconic strangeness that makes Sherlock Holmes so appealing. There's a lot... Read more
Meta-update, the total experience, and the super-team assembles
I'm going to cover three things in this note:
1. What to expect in terms of updates;
2. a sense of how I'm thinking about this project overall; and
3.... Read more
Clearly, occult forces are at work here
It's basically half a day in, and the book is 40% funded. This is amazing!
My favorite part is that it's totally a mix of DIGITAL PACK and SUPER OCCULT... Read more