Steady as she goes; the TALES FROM THE FERMI RESOLUTION Kickstarter continues on its merry way. I am seriously considering picking one of the stories and making it available for everybody to read, as a sort of encouragement. The trick is picking which one. Possibly ‘A Bargain With Yig?’ People seem to like that one a bunch.
Basically, if you ever wondered how to sell the Gospel story to barbarian warriors, The Heliand: The Saxon Gospel is your go-to. It’s perfectly good orthodoxy, mind you. Just very… vigorous. I may need to incorporate some of this into my Roman orcs’ mindsets.
We continue to move along with TALES FROM THE FERMI RESOLUTION. It’s definitely at a lower level of intensity, though. This is good data to have! And, of course, it’s much better to wonder if I’m going to hit all the current stretch goals than it is to worry whether I’m going to fund the blessed thing in the first place.
Note, though: I have in mind a nice little deal if we do hit all the current stretch goals. At that point I’ll have some opportunity to offer a bit more.
As I said before, I think the TALES FROM THE FERMI RESOLUTION Kickstarter is going very well… as long as I don’t have an unreasonable expectation for it. We picked up a couple more people pledging, and we’ve hit the first stretch goals. I really do expect to hit the current ones by the end of the Kickstarter, although if it bursts through tomorrow and I make ten grand by the end I shan’t complain, either. I n the meantime: slow and steady wins the race. Particularly when you’ve carefully set up the racecourse ahead of time.
It’s been a good two days, so far: TALES FROM THE FERMI RESOLUTION has funded, and has hit its first stretch goal! Each pledge at $10 or higher will also receive a digital short story sampler of three additional stories. It’ll increase to a maximum of six, which will undoubtedly become the core of the next short story collection.
I also guessed right, alas: I suspected that the first Kickstarter had a pent-up head of steam behind it which would not be present here, and I was correct. But that’s not really a problem. I designed this Kickstarter to let me recoup my expenses in bringing this book to print, and it’s already working. Spend money to make money, and all that.
That being said: feel free to pass the link around. I wouldn’t mind at all if this Kickstarter hit ten grand. I have a plan if it does, too.