16 April 2012 @ 03:02 pm
Kickstarting  

I tell you what, lads,the NO DOMINION response is really making me want to do something else to share with you guys. This has been wonderful.

I mean, realistically, Not Right Now, because I’ve got the Dinocalypse book (you’ve bought in, right? 7 e-books for $10, how can you POSSIBLY go wrong with that?) coming up to write, and the Walker Papers to finish, and a bunch of other stuff, but still!

For me, it turns out there’s an energy to direct market writing that’s different from traditional publishing–the whole sense of us all being in it together, among other things. Also, of course, the instant feedback–I mean, I’ve also just finished MOUNTAIN ECHOES, but it’ll be another 9 months or so before readers get that, whereas NO DOMINION is in their hands already. There are no doubt other things as well, but those are two of the most obvious ones. It’s pretty cool.

That said, I really haven’t a clue when I’ll run another one, certainly not when I’ll run another solo project. I mean, right now I’m involved with Dinocalypse, there’s still ElectriCity pending, and there are at least two other potential collaborative projects on the plate. And those ideas excite me, because I think collaboration may be one of the real boons of Kickstarter–reaching different audiences by bringing in different people for different aspects of the project. Over time, it may be one of the ways to work past the problem of being unable to expand one’s own audience sufficiently.

As for running a solo project, well, it’s not that I lack the ideas or desire–or indeed, it seems, the audience–just the time. Where’s a TARDIS when you need one?

- email ted’s cousin
- call the voice people
- email faith

(x-posted from the essential kit)

 
 
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Geek of Weird Shit: statlerwaldorfgows on April 16th, 2012 02:19 pm (UTC)
Good thing you've got so many other things on your plate then, eh?

As for your order of doing things, you could always try going at it the opposite direction: figure out who you want to work with, /then/ figure out how to make the story work. The "how" could certainly be part of the collaborative piece.
kitmizkit on April 16th, 2012 02:20 pm (UTC)
...no, unless I was also collaborating on the writing, that would feel like going into it half-assed, and I always try to be a full ass when I tackle something like this... :)
Geek of Weird Shitgows on April 16th, 2012 02:25 pm (UTC)
. . . there's something missing from this conversation, but I'm not quite sure what it is.

When you're talking about what to do with Gemma/how to tell the story, are you talking about medium (written vs graphic novel, for example?) or just What Happens In The Story?

And if you weren't collaborating on the writing, what /would/ your contributions be? O.o
kitmizkit on April 16th, 2012 02:27 pm (UTC)
are you talking about medium (written vs graphic novel, for example?) or just What Happens In The Story?

Yes. :)

I meant collaborating on the writing as in having more than one writer on the project. :)
Geek of Weird Shit: statlerwaldorfgows on April 16th, 2012 08:22 pm (UTC)
Haha. :P

So you'd like to have an idea, at least, of where things are going before you haul someone on board with you?

. . . somehow, I doubt a lot of others would mind the lack of direction. It's fun to figure this stuff out together. And if the current model isn't working for you . . . *waggles eyebrows*