Hey all! Sorry for the delay between blogs–I am recovering from a pinched nerve in my shoulder, which has made it extremely painful the past two weeks to work at my computer. But I am doing much better now and don’t want to leave you all in the dark! 🙂
My blog for this week is about the Kickstarter fundraising program. I’ve had several people suggest it to me as a means to raise money for one of my writing projects, the problem is, which one?
I’d love your opinion on it. Which would you rather see me work on: my scifi novel, Illusion, which is the first book in a two-part series. This would require me to purchase a new laptop (mine has a hole burned into it from the previous owner, weighs 10lbs, and doesn’t have wi-fi access and STILL has a disk drive!), although with the new google chromebook, which is all I’d really need, it would be MUCH cheaper. Also I’d like to have the book professionally edited and raise money to attend the Southern California writing conference where I previous got my last agent and met several publishers.
To pursue the next installment of my graphic novel, Hollow. This would involve a three-issue process (each released separately), money for printing costs and marketing, and a new laptop to write outlines, develop characters, and make changes on the spot when meeting with my illustrator, Conrad Teves.
Plus both projects, to get done in a timely fashion, would need to help cover personal monthly costs so I could work less and write more. (One reason both Hollow and the progression of Illusion took so long to begin with.)
Each project would need a minimum of $1500, but I don’t think I could ask people to support both. Each project would also include free copies of the finished product, plus bonus offers to those who donate more money, including T-shirts, coffee mugs, posters, and even perhaps a behind-the-scenes “making of” document!
So I’d love to hear your feedback (which in NO WAY says you will give money!! I am not asking that AT ALL.)