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16 April 2012 @ 03:02 pm

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)

Geek of Weird Shit: statlerwaldorfgows on April 16th, 2012 02:08 pm (UTC)

kitmizkit on April 16th, 2012 02:09 pm (UTC)
...see, I don't even know what I would DO with Gemma Fade!
Geek of Weird Shit: statlerwaldorfgows on April 16th, 2012 02:14 pm (UTC)
An excellent opportunity for collaboration! :D
kitmizkit on April 16th, 2012 02:15 pm (UTC)
I'd have to sit down and think about it for a long time before I even figured out how to tell the story, nevermind who to work with. :)
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*
S. L. Grayshadowhwk on April 16th, 2012 03:41 pm (UTC)
I am becoming more and more convinced that collaboration is the best way to go on Ye Olde Kickstartere. (What? It needed an e.)

Which makes me happy, as I have some things in mind. Muaha and ha.
dancinghorsedancinghorse on April 16th, 2012 05:46 pm (UTC)
I'd be game for a collaborative project. I love collaboration. Am planning another solo Kickstarter next year, if nothing big changes, but I'd like to try the mass-attack version, too.
S. L. Grayshadowhwk on April 16th, 2012 06:40 pm (UTC)
You have just made my day. :)
kitmizkit on April 16th, 2012 08:33 pm (UTC)
We all oughta get together and create our own shared world for anthologies...

You know. In our copious free time. :)
mevennenmevennen on April 16th, 2012 03:47 pm (UTC)
It's a totally different dynamic, isn't it? Much more direct and engaged. Many thanks for your support on my own, btw - finished it this afternoon.
kitmizkit on April 16th, 2012 08:32 pm (UTC)
Yes! I must load it all onto my e-reader and read from the beginning now! Or possibly I should ask if youy'll be doing an epub/kindle version of the whole thing in one file, first. :)

But yeah, the dynamic is completely different, and very cool. I'll never give up on traditional publishing, but I love that this is available!
irishkateirishkate on April 16th, 2012 07:25 pm (UTC)
I have not yet signed up for the novels since I only want one of them... And I'm very broke this month. I wasn't going to be quite so broke until I decided to go to the ideal homes exhibition (Tickets are free but I have to drive half way there and back and petrol prices are just silly.)

However I didn't start this comment to moan. Quite the contrary in fact I have decided to re read the walker papers until I get Raven Calls so that I can read No Dominion which is sitting quietly ticking away on my desktop. So I sit here with not one but two sizes of Urban Shaman and a slight worry that I will try to read it all tonight...

I can't read the whole series so far tonight as Walking Dead has vanished. I know I have it but I know not where. ::Shrug:: I have time to find it..

Edited at 2012-04-16 07:26 pm (UTC)
kitmizkit on April 16th, 2012 08:30 pm (UTC)
Start reading it tomorrow and go to bed at a sensible hour tonight. :)