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If you've come here from my Kickstarter's FAQ, welcome to my blog! Kickstarter's webform for creating a project FAQ couldn't handle the formatting I needed to make this easy on the eye. If you're writing dialogue for a cast that includes both ghosts and the living, italics really are a basic necessity. Whether you're a […]

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I just got Betsy Mitchell’s developmental and line edit of the manuscript. Her editing letter starts like this: “The Imlen Bastard” was a delight! Thanks so much for giving me the opportunity to work on it. It’s very clean; I sprinkled some notes throughout but there’s nothing major to concern you. I can predict, though, […]

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I’ve got a new post at Black Gate about where “The Imlen Bastard” was hiding before I picked it for my first experiment in crowdfunding and self-publishing. The Great News: On the first day of the 30-day campaign, so many of you rushed to pledge that we hit 18% of the starting goal. That’s a […]

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The Kickstarter campaign for The Imlen Bastard is live right here. Go check it out!

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I launch at noon. Wish me luck!

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Good news: I almost sort of understand Camtasia now, at least enough that I’m no longer intimidated. I’m still slow, though. So Jen’s saving my butt. Bad news: I was up until nearly 3am reshooting the entire Kickstarter video so I’d have the footage Jen needs for the saving of my butt. Now sleep deprivation […]

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The feedback I got on the Kickstarter draft was immensely helpful. Also daunting. I’m curious to see how I’m going to have all my ducks in a row by the 20th. As predicted, I do not have a knack for video editing. I figured I’d have to cut down what I had by about half, […]

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Kickstarter has approved my campaign to go live whenever I’m ready. As far as I can tell, that mostly means I filled in all the blanks on the endless webform, because the approval came back almost instantly. In a day or two, I can hope to see feedback from their staff of live humans. I’m […]

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