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03 December 2014 @ 06:11 pm
20 hours & counting. O.O  

Today I have made lemon curd, marshmallow creme, chocolate fudge, vanilla fudge, and coffee fudge (well, okay, I haven’t made that YET), roasted a chicken with carrots & baby potatoes, and I will shortly bake some biscuits.

Displacement activity, anyone? :)

The REDEEMER Kickstarter is just over 11K with 20 hours left. 387 backers, which is fast closing in on my revised-revised dream number of 400. Lindsey Look cover art is less than a thousand euro away. I feel faintly as though I’m living in a dream state. :)

I don’t know if I’ll update again before this whole shebang closes out tomorrow, so I want to say this now:

Holy moly, you guys.

My first Kickstarter, NO DOMINION, did spectacularly well, but–if you’ll forgive me the arrogance of saying so–it was kind of always going to. I mean, I didn’t know it was going to do *that* well, but it was the Walker Papers, and it was Gary, and people had been asking for his story since URBAN SHAMAN was published, so there wasn’t much chance of it being a flop. Not really.

REDEEMER, though. REDEEMER is untested waters. It’s not a spin-off or a continuation of anything; it’s a brand new book, potentially the first of a series. I love the idea and the social aspects and the highlighting of an era we don’t see all that much about the women in, but man, I hadn’t even talked it up before launching it, and I genuinely didn’t know how people would respond. Maybe nobody else would be as excited about the idea as I was; maybe *some* people but not enough would be; maybe *just* enough would be.

It turns out more than ‘just’ enough people are excited about it, and that is…amazing. It’s–I mean, I realize I’m going to be writing a book for you, that this is a system of exchange, cash for product, but…you have no idea how much of a *gift* this feels like. Your trust and enthusiasm is humbling, and I’m overwhelmed.

Thank you all so very very much. I’m going to gnaw my knuckles through the last 20 hours, and then I’m going to write you the best book I possibly can. ♥

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on December 3rd, 2014 07:10 pm (UTC)
Dude--most of us are pretty excited by YOU. Anything by you.

(Although Gary's story was truly spectacular.)
suvira on December 3rd, 2014 09:31 pm (UTC)
The magic thing is to help make a book happen :)
Herefoxherefox on December 4th, 2014 12:02 am (UTC)
Always excited for new things from you. And this one sounds amazing.

On another note: You can use natural peanut butter in your fudge recipe if it's stirred really well. Though I may have needed a bit of cream of tartar in it as it got a little grainy. Set beautifully though.
desperance: lukedesperance on December 4th, 2014 07:23 am (UTC)
413 backers now, I see. Splendid. I can go to bed content...