The Kickstarter project closed at 1am last night with a grand total of $1408!
Thank you to everyone who contributed to make this happen! This has been an incredible experience, and now for the main event!
I'll be spending the next 2-3 weeks combing over the novel for any last minute grammar edits (there is a 2-3 week delay before the Kickstarter funds are available) and designing my cover. Once the funds arrive, I will be able to order the novel's proof copy. My hope is that this arrives by August 13th, when I will be getting married and leaving for ten days on honeymoon in Hawaii (I would love to leave a proof copy with a professional copy-editor while I'm away, plus have reading material for the journey....though I'll likely be doing more snorkeling than editing, at least if my new wife has anything to say about it). :-)
Once I return and have the final copy proofed, I'll have the first print run ordered and out to contributors. If all goes to plan, the novel should be out early September!
I'll be keeping everyone abreast as the novel nears the home stretch.
With deepest gratitude,