Short version: I gotta up the budget for having my books edited. As in, it is a matter of personal honor. Alas, that will absolutely push the publishing schedule for TINSEL RAIN back to the end of December 2022, so if I want to publish it earlier I’m gonna need to track down alternate funding*. That probably means another Kickstarter, in 1Q 2022.
Alternatively, I could sell a few hundred more copies of my books between now and the end of the year. That would do the trick too, hopefully. I don’t like going too often to the Kickstarter well.
*This is a capital problem (not capitalism, mind you). The money is coming in at regular intervals, but not at optimal ones. Businesses handle this problem with commercial loans, but I would have to be insane to get one of those. No, seriously, I would have to be insane and the bank would have to be just as insane to go along with it. Hence… crowdfunding.