This has been a craptastic week. I’ve been having nightmares about being in a car accident, so I took my car into the shop just to check it out. The car needs major repairs. It’s drivable, but only until the parts break off. The repairs cost the price of the car. So now I have no car, and there isn’t public transportation to my job.
Dearest Reader, I try not to ask for much. Just your love and adoration.
Heh, kidding. Kind of.
Seriously though, I need your help. The money I’m spending on the replacement car is the money I would have spent to hire a copy editor and publish Haunting Miss Trentwood. Never fear, I have a plan. And you, Reader, are a part of it. If you wish to be, that is.
I submitted an application to Kickstarter. According to the website, Kickstarter is…
A new way to fund creative ideas and ambitious endeavors. We believe that a good idea, communicated well, can spread fast and wide. We believe that a large group of people can be a tremendous source of money and encouragement.
Kickstarter is powered by a unique all-or-nothing funding method where projects must be fully-funded or no money changes hands.
Get this: I was accepted! This gives me thirty days (once I launch the project) to drum up some excitement and raise $1,200 (or more!). This is money that I intend to spend on hiring a professional copy editor ($$?), buying a pack of ISBNs ($500+), registering a sole proprietorship, buying marketing materials, etc.
My Kickstarter award system will be the following:
- Pledge $1 or more
Do I shout how awesome you are to Facebook or Twitter?
- Pledge $3 or more
Not only do you get to pick where I shout how awesome you are (Facebook or Twitter), but you also get a PDF copy of Haunting Miss Trentwood.
- Pledge $5 or more
PDF of Haunting Miss Trentwood as well as a permanent place on my website stating how amazing you are.
- Pledge $10 or more
PDFs of Haunting Miss Trentwood and Catching the Rose; a permanent place on my website stating how amazing you are; a handwritten note from moi.
- Pledge $15 or more
Print copy of Haunting Miss Trentwood; PDF copy of Catching the Rose; a place in the acknowledgment section of the book; a handwritten note from moi. Canada + $3; Europe + $10.
- Pledge $25 or more
Signed print copy of Haunting Miss Trentwood; PDF copy of Catching the Rose; a place in the acknowledgment section of the book; a handwritten note from moi; a surprise. Canada + $3; Europe + $10.
- Pledge $50 or more
Signed print copy of Haunting Miss Trentwood; two extra books for your friends/library (you pick the combination of Haunting Miss Trentwood and/or Catching the Rose); a place in the acknowledgment section of the book; a handwritten note from moi; a surprise. Canada + $10; Europe + $20.
I’m not asking that you help me out by pledging. I’d rather you help me by spreading the word that I need help; that I am happy to accept the smallest pledge possible, one dollar. Plus, how cool is it to say that you helped an author make her book happen?
Think of me as your resident artiste, and I’ll think of you as my lovely, lovely patron(s).
I’ll post more details once everything is up and ready to go. I have to post a video and make sure my bank account is verified, which takes time. Thanks so much for the help, whatever you’re able to give.
In the meantime, would you mind helping me get a buzz going?
All the best,