As you get closer and closer to the - er - climax of a storyline, it gets harder and harder to find opportunities for characters to get naked and groiny with each other. The tension mounts, the action ratchets up, and people have big things to worry about - personal stakes, fate of the world, etc. It can be hard to justify them taking a break from saving the world just to get their rocks off. Which is why sex scenes later in the narrative tend to be this kind - the sexy, sexy interrogation scene.
Our Indiegogo campaign continues to run, and I am stoked that we have raised over $1000 in just three days - I'm sure we won't be able to keep this up, and I am terrified we'll lose momentum, but so far we are doing great, and I am starting to believe we just might make goal or even beat it. We're trying to think of an appropriate Stretch Goal as a reward if we can manage to exceed our target - because let's face it, our goal is not even as much as we'd be paid for the novel by an indie publisher.
So if you have already contributed, then we LOVE YOU and I am motivated as fuck to make this a great book so it will be worthy of your faith. If you have not yet become a contributor, now is a great time to join up, and in either case, spread the links far and wide.
First full day of our funding drive, and I am pleased that we have already hit 13% of our overall goal. The harder part will be maintaining the momentum, and hopefully not just hitting our mark, but surpassing it. I am thrilled and humbled by the generosity of our fans and donors, and hope all of you want us to succeed as badly as we do.
Heritage of Steel continues rumbling towards conclusion, and this week we finally get the reveal of what our villain is. Bringing a dead guy back is always iffy, because the audience has seen it all before: It wasn't him, It's a clone, He's from an alternate timeline/universe, He's a robot, He switched bodies, etc etc etc. I actually think this is one of the cooler ideas for pulling this off, and makes our bad guy appropriately scary. At least, I think he's scary.
Overall, today has been a good day. Would be nice if we could keep having those.
Our Indiegogo campaign to fund the next novel is live and ready to go. In discussing this with people, I have discovered that there are those not familiar with how this works, so here we go: Indiegogo is a crowdfunding resource, a kind of more arty version of the stodgier Kickstartr. The way it works is: we set up our campaign which runs for 30 days. We have levels of rewards and goodies for different levels of donation. You go there, check us out, and if you like what you see you give money to fund the project. This particular campaign is set up on what is called "flex" funding, which means if we make our goal, we get the money less 5%, if we don't make goal then Indiegogo takes a 9% cut. We've set the goal at $3500, which is, I should note, not nearly enough to support us the whole time we are writing, but it would be way better than we have been doing. I must stress that many campaigns go way over their goals, and if that happened to us I would be ecstatic.
Here is the book trailer we made, I'm rather proud of its cheeziness:
You who have followed us for so long and so faithfully, this time we really need you. Campaigns need to get funding coming in the first few days to build momentum and garner attention. If you love us, please join up. We guarantee all kinds of coolness.