Apr
10
2020
2

Listen to the first two minutes of FROZEN DREAMS!

BEHOLD! The above is the first two minutes of FROZEN DREAMS, narrated by Sally Stewart, narrator of “Jocasta: The Mother-Wife of Oedipus.” We haven’t hit that pledge goal for the Kickstarter – yet – but, with less than $200 to go for the $2K stretch goal, I need to be keeping track of what’s coming up, and what I may have to pay for. If you like audiobooks, or just want to hear the first scene from the book, check it out!

Apr
07
2020
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The TALES FROM THE LOOP – The Board Game Kickstarter.

Hey, I’m no dog in the manger. I don’t play board games, but TALES FROM THE LOOP – The Board Game looks pretty spiffy, for those who do. And it’s a nice IP, too. This ain’t a zero-sum game, you know what I mean?

Apr
06
2020
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A look at Kicktraq’s look at my Kickstarter.

This Kicktraq site looks very interesting. It’s doing trends and observations of various Kickstarter projects — including mine, which is how I found it. The breakdowns look useful, too.

FROZEN DREAMS: a novel. -- Kicktraq Mini (more…)

Apr
03
2020
1

Another physical copy tier has been added to FROZEN DREAMS.

I was going to wait, but people kept telling me not to wait, and then my sister-in-law asked a pointed question, and that was pretty much it at that point. You know how it is. I don’t think a third series of signed and lettered copies of FROZEN DREAMS is in the cards, though: my back ain’t what it used to be.

Moe Lane

Apr
03
2020
1

The DEVIL’S CITY fiction/gaming Kickstarter.

The Devil’s City: Horror Fiction & 5e Gaming Conjoined looks very nice.

So much so that normally I’d be picking it up. I’m not really in the best position to buy stuff like this right now, given my own project* and everything, but it does look nifty. And goodness knows I want to encourage such things, so: check it out.

Moe Lane

*The temptation to link to said project was strong, there, but I’m TRYING to be helpful.

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Apr
02
2020
8

Day Two of the Kickstarter: a study in benchmarks.

Day 2: $1,205, 54 backers. How is that doing, against my benchmark?

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Apr
01
2020
3

So, Day One of the FROZEN DREAMS Kickstarter went well.

At 5 PM Eastern Time: $775, 33 backers, off of a $200 target goal. Not bad. Not bad at all.

A little surprising, mind you — but, as my wife pointed out to me, I was operating under very conservative assumptions for the FROZEN DREAMS Kickstarter. And not just in terms of the pledge goal. I had worked out ahead of time what I thought I’d need, in terms of how many people would sign up for each tier; and I made the assumption that I’d get more people at the base tier than for the higher ones. In fact, I didn’t take into consideration the two highest tiers of all when calculating revenue results*. It turns out that the exact opposite happened; the two highest tiers sold out on the first day, and the base tier had the lowest total**.

Mind you, I’m not exactly upset that I funded 300% on the first day. If I have anything like a concern it’s that I don’t overcompensate for the next Kickstarter and screw that up somehow. But this has been a pleasantly educational day.

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Mar
31
2020
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03/31/2020 Book Report, FROZEN DREAMS.

Last-minute fiddling with the FROZEN DREAMS Kickstarter, which launches tomorrow morning AND I’M PERFECTLY FINE AND CALM ABOUT THAT. I’ve also formally gotten the copy-editing process started, and spoken with a relative about a possible stretch goal that she would actually do quite well with but I’d need to get a LOT of people to sign up for before I could run with it. Finally, I also added a blue-sky limited tier; I don’t expect it to fill, but you never know and if nobody snaps it up I’m none the worse off for it.

So, pretty much everything is ready for tomorrow. Yay! I’m sure it’ll all be fine. We’re fine. We’re all fine here now, thank you. How are you?

Mar
29
2020
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Three more days until the FROZEN DREAM Kickstarter launches!

Link. Am I nervous? Of course I am! Self-publishing is expensive. More expensive than, say, the FROZEN DREAMS Kickstarter is likely to produce in the way of revenue. But you can’t win if you don’t bloody try. Besides, at least I’m not using household money.

Kickstarter starts April 1st.

Mar
25
2020
1

ONE WEEK to go on the [start of the] FROZEN DREAMS Kickstarter!

What timing, hey? I should maybe hold out for an asteroid strike. Or maybe wait until the Yellowstone caldera finally blows its stack. Seriously, though, one week until the FROZEN DREAMS Kickstarter starts. Click the link to sign up for the launch notification. See you there!

Look! There’s gonna be cover art, even!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/moelane/frozen-dreams-a-novel

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