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03 June 2010 @ 10:53 am
57% elapsed, 53% funded, 19 days to go!  

With 19 days left to go, we are 53% funded, which is pretty nearly on track. I'm thrilled and amazed that there's been so much support. This is so neat.

Still, we have $1,188 to go, and the project gets nothing at all unless the goal is reached.  (Some people have asked me where I got the rather precise figure of $2,526. The actual target is $2,400, but Kickstarter takes a 5% cut.) Anything y'all can do by way of spreading the word, nudging your friends, etc., would be greatly appreciated.

I've been working on the first draft of a new story, tentatively titled "Exceptionalism;" once that's done, I have several second and third drafts that need revision. None of these are part of the six stories I'm planning to start with the Kickstarter grant, but I do try to write every day, if I can.
I'm giving a reading tomorrow night at Books on the Square in Providence, along with several other writers who appear in The Newport Review. I'm also gearing up for Readercon, where I expect to be giving at least one (and possibly three) readings, and hopefully serving on a number of panels as well.

Current Location: 41.7407º N, 71.3189º W
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: Holst, The Planets, Jupiter movement
Neelixsiblingcreature on June 4th, 2010 10:45 am (UTC)
I think it would be interesting to be able to see a graph showing the funding progress against the progress of time for various different projects... It would be interesting to see especially with the projects that made close to 100% funding at the end of the time... did they get a head start and keep ahead of the line or did they fall behind and make up the difference in the last few days?

I was keeping an eye on Titania for example and was thinking that with only hours left it may not make up the 10% remaining, but it not only picked up the 10% but an additional 6% for good measure.

Ken: Lectureken_schneyer on June 4th, 2010 03:39 pm (UTC)
A number of these projects have put out calls for help when they're getting close to their deadline and need to bridge the gap.

In the case of Titania, Lisa had the advantage of ellen_kushner, a high-profile friend who posted announcements and pleas on FB, and put out more of them when the deadline was approaching.

It's really the news-spreading -- my friends posting about hte project to their friends, who post about it themselves -- that makes the project fly.