This is exciting! And I hadn’t mentioned it here! But I will! Now!
So, listen. Listen.
A while back I started on what was going to be my happiest and best project ever, a series of “Hitherby Dragons” novels, not related stories like Enemies Endure but the heart of the thing; only the publisher I was working with flaked hard and the artist I was working with flaked hard and suddenly I was sitting there holding one and a half of the favorite books of mine I’ve ever written and nothing to do with it.
And ’cause I’m pretty easy to throw into despair; and because it’s a short novel and not a full novel and so hard to throw into regular publication channels; and because pulling together my current RPG project is the most genuinely incredible amount of work I’ve ever had to do on anything, I wound up just kind of sitting on this thing.
But you guys have restored my faith.
So . . . over on my Indiegogo, I added a stretch goal.
I don’t know if we’re going to get there, OK? I mean, it’s more than twice my original goal. And on the other side of that I haven’t finished researching prices on covers yet, I’m still talking to people, so maybe I’ll turn around after that and I’ll laugh because I’ll have to push on quite a ways past that to get my dream covers, or I won’t need quite that much! I’d feel really goofy about that either way!
But I love you all, and you have given me some faith here, so I’ll tell you what. At $5000 I’m going to release that first short novel, Jack o’Lantern Girl, and introduce people who maybe aren’t so much into reading fiction blogs to the story of Hitherby Dragons; and tell those of you who are into reading fiction blogs a lot more about what happened on the firewood world; and move finishing the second book, Firewood Boy, up a lot higher on my priority queue;
And, of course, include Jack o’Lantern Girl in the list of books available at the $5 level plus.