Alright, everyone! You probably thought I ran away with your money, didn't you? Well, I'm happy to announce that wasn't the case. However, as I'm certain you've noticed, there's been a distinct lack of chapters being published. That's because of college finals, a mandatory family vacation that was more work than play, and my brother's wedding. That, and getting ready for my two year excursion out of the country. As I say somewhere in my story, "That explains it, but doesn't excuse it."
So here's the deal. I'm promising a chapter a day, BARE MINIMUM and if I don't hold to it, I'll commit seppuku or something because the very last thing I want to do is scam you out of your money. I will return it all if it comes to it. But I'll do all I can to get this done. Here's a list of what needs to happen:
1 ] Finish actually writing the story.
2 ] Edit all 495 (current) pages of the story (as listed in OpenOffice)
3 ] Compile it all into an eBook, with a cover, table of contents, the works
4 ] Compile it into a separate eBook to send to CreateSpace for publishing, with different margins and whatever else is needed for the physical creation
5 ] Order a trial copy (I'll probably have to skip this since I've painted myself into a corner. Guess I'll just have to get it right the first time.)
6 ] Mass order the rest of the copies I'll be sending out
7 ] Sign them all (comment with suggestions on how I should handle this. Do you want them signed with my real name, or my pen name, Erindor? Actually, the same issue goes for the author's spot on the cover. Real name or pen name?)
8 ] Ship them out to all my wonderful and ludicrously patient readers
9 ] Do steps 6 and 8 but with the t-shirts
10] Get my silly tablet driver working and do the author-drawn art, or else switch to a different computer for that
11] Consider my place in the universe
12] Laugh at how close it was and cheer that I managed to make it, or else hold my head in shame and become a hermit. By the way, anybody have good survival tips for living in the woods?
All of this needs to happen by June 5th. Realistically, by May 31st. It's possible. It's going to be close. I will never cut it this close again.
IF YOU'D LIKE TO HELP:
Please claim a chapter, read it over, and suggest edits. This will allow me to focus on finishing the story and getting everything else prepared. More information, and a sign up sheet, at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L7_4_L8oa-KysFtU85MHsN_D5jYZ2IQcqBzD6mY6ELQ/edit
Thank you very much for your love and support! Let's wrap this story up.