A better day, thankfully; and some sales elsewhere! TALES FROM THE FERMI RESOLUTION may not have the legs FROZEN DREAMS did, but a lot of the characters in it deserve their own books. With any luck, I’ll be able to write them, too.
Okay: also, I like getting paid to write. It’s a hell of a concept, let me tell you.
Welp, it looks like another stalled-out day for the TALES FROM THE FERMI RESOLUTION Kickstarter. No lie; I was hoping that putting up the free story might entice a pledge or two, but apparently not. Ach, well. I know people who are trying to just get across the crowdfunding finish line, let alone trying to rack up the cash.
Still, feel free to pass along this link to anybody who might be interested in signing up. It can only help my production timeline next year. Even the $5 tier is one more potential reader…
Looks like it’s going to be the first goose egg of the TALES FROM THE FERMI RESOLUTION Kickstarter, which is of course the most horrible thing in the multiverse that has or will ever happen to myself or my innumerable Shadows. Alas. Alack.
More seriously, Kickstarters have a 38% success rate, so there’s somebody out there right now who’d probably be kind of ticked off to see me complaining about how it may take a few days to finish off the current set of stretch goals. I admit this, freely. It’s just that the planned $2,500 stretch goal might be a little tempting, if I do say so myself. Anyway: don’t forget to take a look at the free short story! And/or, say, pass that last link around. Every little bit helps.
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.
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.
Thanks, folks! TALES FROM THE FERMI RESOLUTION even funded in half a day, which is real nice. I had it pegged for a couple of days, based on the fully expected comparatively lower interest in this project. But what do I know, huh?
The stretch goals are already up: at this stage I’m merely offering another short story sampler. Three stories, at least one original, with three more potentially available at higher goals. Will one of them be another standalone Tom Vargas story? Maybe.