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23 June 2010 @ 12:58 pm
Kickstarter Success  

Wow. The Kickstarter project worked.

I now have a bunch of backers who have done me the honor of paying me to write. I owe them regular reports, copies of drafts, etc. Some of them are going to appear as characters in the stories. Some are going to give me prompts. It's going to be a very interesting process.

A number of my backers are personal friends. Some of those friends made very large pledges. I'm choked up.

But some of my large pledges came from total strangers, who wanted to see the process in action. To them, I feel a strong sense of responsibility.

In retrospect I can see some of the things I might have done better on this proposal. Maybe in the future (if I start a novel, perhaps) I'll try it again, this time with some of those mistakes in mind.

Current Location: Air conditioning
Current Mood: jubilantjubilant
Current Music: "Riders of Doom"
Neelixsiblingcreature on June 23rd, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC)
Congrats on getting funded. :-) I'm looking forward to seeing how this plays out.

I'm also curious what you'll do for a sixth prompt, given only 5 of your backers are Controllers. :-)

As a matter of interest, what would you do differently next time?

Ken: Winkken_schneyer on June 23rd, 2010 06:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks, J.

I don't need a sixth prompt. I'll just make that story up myself. ;)

I'll probably post a list of Things To Do Better at some later point...
They Didn't Ask Me: writing-winslet-2dr_phil_physics on June 23rd, 2010 06:06 pm (UTC)
Congrats! I am truly amazed whenever things like this happen. And delighted when someone decides to stick a toe in the deep strange waters of the Internet.

Dr. Phil
Ken: Winkken_schneyer on June 23rd, 2010 06:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Phil.

I'm chairing a panel at Readercon on "Alternatives to the Pay-Per-Copy System of Author Compensation," and this fits right in...
J. Kathleen Cheneyj_cheney on June 23rd, 2010 06:42 pm (UTC)
Good luck writing, then!
Ken: Giggleken_schneyer on June 23rd, 2010 07:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I've been on something of a roll lately. For 14 consecutive days I've written at least a few hundred words every day. For me, that's great.
J. Kathleen Cheneyj_cheney on June 23rd, 2010 07:20 pm (UTC)
Nothing to sneeze at ;o)
celestialgldfshcelestialgldfsh on June 24th, 2010 03:37 am (UTC)
I'm looking forward to living vicariously through your experience!
Jon Gibbsjongibbs on June 24th, 2010 10:25 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, and good luck :)
ndanukiwi: margaritandanukiwi on June 25th, 2010 04:26 am (UTC)
I'm so thrilled for you that it worked! Yay!