Sep 27, 2017
Hello, Mission 51 family!
It has been three quick months since you pushed Mission 51 into the top three of the Nerdist Sci-Fi Contest on Inkshares, guaranteeing its publication. I have taken this time to continue polishing the story before turning in the manuscript to the Inkshares editing gods. I have now come to realize that I might never be satisfied. I might always want to change this, delete that, embellish and refine, cut and paste, drag and drop, etc., etc., etc.
I had given myself this three-month limit for final polishing, and my time is up. Overall, I am happy with the story, so I am going to hand it in by the end of the week and get in line for the real editorial work. I fully anticipate making further changes as I work with Inkshares’ developmental editing team. I can’t tell you how exciting it is to be starting the process.
Along with the manuscript, I am to hand in my responses to an extensive questionnaire that will direct the Inkshares team on how to best approach my story, create a stunning book cover, and develop a successful marketing plan. It will be a long process, and I look forward to the hard work of putting it all together. I will keep you updated with progress reports from time to time.
Again, I want to thank you very much for this tremendous opportunity. It is only through your kind and generous support that Mission 51 will come into existence. I will never forget what you all have done for me!
Before I go, let me recommend four books that are currently in Inkshares contests, written by authors I greatly admire. They would certainly love your crowdfunding support. Please check them out!
In the prestigious Launch Pad Contest:
Susan K. Hamilton’s The Devil You Don’t https://www.inkshares.com/books/the-devil-you-don-t
TCC Edwards’ Far Flung. https://www.inkshares.com/books/far-flung
In the Inkshares 2017 Horror Contest:
André Brun’s Arcadia. https://www.inkshares.com/books/arcadia
M. Robert Randolph’s The Dark Mountain https://www.inkshares.com/books/wings-of-the-crallow
Thanks again! Peace and love to all!