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The snow is piling up again. But it's only cold, not bitterly cold.

Spooky and I have are both amazed and very, very pleased to see that pledges to The Tale of the Ravens Project have, in less than 24 hours, amounted to 51% of our goal. We are extremely grateful. Whatever doubts I may have harbored about using Kickstarter to fund those projects that can find funding nowhere else are being set aside. You guys rock. There are, though, a couple of questions that have come up, which I'll quickly address:

1. When you make a pledge to the project, it's just that— a pledge. Your card will not actually be charged the amount that you've pledged until (or soon after) March 26th, when the Kickstarter drive ends.

2. Someone asked how much we'll be charging for the finished folio/book. Quick answer: We're guessing that no more than 50 copies of the folio/book will be printed, about half of which may end up going to backers at the $150 and $500 support levels (29 copies, maximum/10 are currently spoken for). The remaining copies would likely run about $150 dollars each, considering production costs and time required to make them. Prints will also be sold, and an as yet undetermined number of copies the text-only chapbook will be available.

3. We cannot reserve copies. The only way to be sure you'll receive a copy of the finished folio is to pledge at the $150 or $500 dollar level.

4. You must create an account with Kickstarter to pledge, but that's very, very quick and easy.

Just click here to pledge. Also, here's a link to the Kickstarter FAQ. Again, thanks to everyone who has pledged so far! And yes, we are now calling ourselves Goat Girl Press.

Yesterday, I wrote 1,460 words on Chapter 5 of The Drowning Girl: A Memoir. I'm likely within four days of finishing the chapter. However, today I may set it aside to work on Sirenia Digest #62, then come back to the novel on Thursday.

readingthedark braved the nasty weather and slick roads last night, and so visited with us after all. We got take out from the Palestinian place. I had a really good, very spicy beef shawarma. And we talked, and talked, and talked. I read him the most-recent seventeen pages of the novel, and was relieved that he liked them. He headed back to Framingham about 4 a.m. CaST.

Oh, also, I got on Spooky's laptop long enough to create an elf in LoTRO. Don't know if I'll ever actually get to play her, but it was still cool. Mithrien of Lorien. Now, time to brush my teeth, watch the snow fall, have some hot cocoa with Kraken spiced rum, and get to work.


( 14 comments — Have your say! )
Jan. 26th, 2011 06:38 pm (UTC)
It was a wonderful evening and hearing you read was the best part.
Jan. 26th, 2011 06:47 pm (UTC)

hearing you read was the best part.

No, you liking it was the best part.

Or maybe the best part was Spooky talking to me about pony-girl sex after you left.
Jan. 26th, 2011 07:20 pm (UTC)
Or maybe the best part was Spooky talking to me about pony-girl sex after you left.

I missed a reading and ponygirl sex?
Jan. 26th, 2011 07:21 pm (UTC)

I missed a reading and ponygirl sex?

Sounds like it. I'll have to make it up to you.
Jan. 26th, 2011 08:17 pm (UTC)
I've only been able to hear Aunt Beast read once. It was the highlight of my year.
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Jan. 26th, 2011 08:23 pm (UTC)
How long does the pledging go on for? I'm a huge fan of Spooky's Ravens -- One of her paintings of the three has a prominent place at my Writing Desk. I actually had started a story based on the painting as a prompt and stopped when she mentioned something about doing a story on it. Although my story ended up being character driven and the Ravens were only a plot device. Regardless, I want to contribute, but may have to wait for my tax return because (as readingthedark is aware) I am in transition to making my writing work a larger part of my income base and I've been saving money like mad. But, this, I feel may need to break the bank a bit. So, time frame?
Jan. 26th, 2011 09:10 pm (UTC)

So, time frame?

The Kickstarter project continues for another 58 days (a total of 60 days). No one will actually be charged what they pledge until November 26th.
Jan. 26th, 2011 09:23 pm (UTC)
Jan. 26th, 2011 09:36 pm (UTC)

Whoops. That should have been MARCH 26th.
Jan. 27th, 2011 02:23 am (UTC)
Put my $50 in. =) Good luck! Thank you for entertaining me with your stories and blog posts for all these years.
Jan. 28th, 2011 06:08 am (UTC)

Thank you, and you're welcome.
Jan. 28th, 2011 03:20 am (UTC)
I'm a bit behind, but I just saw that the project is already funded. Congratulations.

I'm glad it turned around so quickly, and I hope when we get our kickstarter sorted (for embroidery machine repairs and a software upgrade so I can use it with my macbook), it does even 5% as well.
Jan. 28th, 2011 06:08 am (UTC)

I'm a bit behind, but I just saw that the project is already funded. Congratulations.

Thank you.
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