So, some sad news; the campaign for A Day in the Lies of Inari Meiwaku will be finishing soon.
At this point there is no way that this story will reach the publication goal on Inkshares. Those of you who were wonderful enough to pre-order this book should be getting your refunds at the end of the year.
So is this the end of Inari Meiwaku and her adventures?
I am still fully invested in writing this story and plan to explore other methods of publication. First though I’m going to concentrate on finishing the first draft. It’s become clear that I don’t have the energy, time or marketing knowledge to campaign for a book while also writing it at the same time.
So I’m going to write it. Then I’m going to learn how to market it. Then I’m going to find some way to unleash it on the world. Quite possibly through the Amazon Kindle store but we’ll see how we go.
I’m greatful to Geek and Sundry and Inkshares for creating the competition which spurred me on to actually start writing this book. It’s been a blast and I hope that one day other people will have as much fun reading the finished article as I have had writing it.
In the meantime I’ll use my author profile on Inkshares to promote the book and keep people updated on how its going. (Unless the folks at Inkshares object to this). Maybe I will even relaunch on Inkshares if I get enough readership to make it worthwhile.
Most importantly. Thank you everyone for taking an interest in this project, it is the greatest compliment you could ever have paid me.
Bye for now, though not forever.
Hi all. Thanks for following A Day in the Lies of Inari Meiwaku! There are two chapters uploaded onto the main page now. Please check them out and tell me what you think! I won’t be uploading Chapter 3 for a while because I need to focus on some serious promotion to get this book off the ground. In the meantime I’m taking suggestions on a particular scene over in the Inkshares Forum on a thread called Musical Bar Brawl. (Pretty much what it sounds like). I also need to concentrate on finding the right artist to make a front cover for the book. I’m talking to a friend who may be able to help me out but suggestions are welcome. But I’m still writing and I just have to say that the more I flesh out Inari’s story the more excited I get about writing this book! I can’t wait to introduce you all to characters like the reclusive, boneclad Owlman, (no, he is definitely not a superhero). Or Honest Tom; one of Inari’s fellow immortals who may be plotting to rewrite all the rules of society or might just want to make a quick buck. I also have some scenes I’m really looking forward to, particularly the bar brawl with the band of Unseelie brothers and the bit when Inari demonstrates how to greet unwelcome guests using an open liftshaft. Thanks again. Happy reading/writing guys. Richard.