Chapters Eleven and Twelve are written, but nowhere near paid for.
Chapter Eleven is written, and Chapter Twelve is almost done.
Actually, Chapter Ten only passed the $250 mark at about 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday — I hadn’t thought I’d be posting this tonight. Donations have definitely slowed.
Which is completely understandable, of course; most people who know about the project and are willing to chip in have done so by now. I expected to reach this point around now, give or take a few chapters.
So now what I hope readers will do is tell their friends — mention the project in blogs or newsgroups or MySpace pages, or anywhere else you think might help.
One thing I find interesting is that for The Spriggan Mirror, a few people made very large donations, some of them giving me hundreds of dollars. I hadn’t expected that, but it was part of how the whole thing got paid for.
This time, though, almost no one’s doing that. There’s only been one three-figure donation so far. Lots and lots of smaller donations.
I’m happy with that, really, as I felt a bit guilty sometimes accepting such generous gifts, but it does mean that more readers will be needed this time around.
So anything you can do to spread the word would be much appreciated.
And if you haven’t already read them, if you donated money last time around you should probably check out the comments on the previous post, about yet more delays and hassles with The Spriggan Mirror. Honestly, I’m doing the best I can; I turned around the final page proofs in a matter of hours, but Wildside is just slow.
I really, really hope this will be the last of these setbacks, and that the book will ship soon.
Thanks for your patience.