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Hello book backers- 

We have a date...(drumroll)... ’My Place Among Men’ publishes August 6!

One year ago today, you helped me meet our Inkshares pre-order goal of 750 copies sold. You kept your end of the deal. Now I’m keeping mine. 50,000 words, photos and a new cover will be in your hands in August. We’re also printing plenty more than 750 for everyone else who wants to order copies now.

Check out our new cover here: 
https://www.inkshares.com/books/my-place-among-men-0699d4

Thank you for supporting my misadventures in the wild.

Your wordsmith,
Kris Millgate 

Userphoto3 original samuel e caldwell · Reader · added about 2 months ago
Great to hear, Kris. Look forward to reading the final work.  

Hey book backers- 

The list of chapters in our final manuscript is now set. ’My Place Among Men’ grew from 15,000 words last spring to 50,000 words this spring. Heckuva growth spurt. All of those words are sandwiched in 34 chapters that are divided into three parts. Part I, Hiding, is about me growing up. Part II, Chasing, is me as a reporter. Part III, Finding, is me as a mom. That sounds like a lot of "me" but don’t worry, all three parts still put outside inside a book.

The final list of chapters is posted as ’Table of Contents’ in the read section of our project here: https://www.inkshares.com/books/my-place-among-men-0699d4

Sneak peak of final cover coming soon.

Your wordsmith,
Kris Millgate
Tight Line Media

Km2019 Kris Millgate · Reader · added 4 months ago
Hi-

Another round of edits for ’My Place Among Men’ is off to the editor this week. Turns out, being grounded to the couch with a broken leg is productive. I added 10 new chapters and improved current chapters pushing the book to nearly 45,000 words. 

One of the 10 new chapters, Counting Sheep, is posted in the ’Read’ section of our project page here: https://www.inkshares.com/books/my-place-among-men-0699d4

Happy New Year!

Your wordsmith,
Kris Millgate

Hi page pals-

Round two of ’My Place Among Men’ is out the door. 

I took all chapter titles, dumped them on the floor and scrambled the pile. Freaked me out a bit, but I had down time for shoulder surgery so I sorted. When both arms started working a few weeks later, I still couldn’t haul camera equipment but I could write so that’s what I did. Day and night.  

My Inkshares editor wants more ’I’ perspective in this book. He’s asking for my childhood and my failures. Both make me squirm, but both are now in the book. 

I moved, dropped and added chapters including this one: The Wading Game. It’s posted in the ’Read’ section of our project page here:  https://www.inkshares.com/books/my-place-among-men-0699d4

Please give it a read and let me know what you think. I’m sure my Inkshares editor will let me know what he thinks too.

Your wordsmith,
Kris Millgate

Hi book backers-

Just heard from my Inkshares editor. He poked holes in my pages. My chapters are interesting, but too newsie for a novel. I need to write with less news and more ’I’. Big ask for a journalist conditioned to omit ’I’, but we’ll get there. Getting to published page can take two years. We are only three months in. The book process is going to take all the patience we can muster. I’ll start putting pages back together again. I’m open to any insert-more-I-here suggestions you have. 

Your wordsmith,
Kris Millgate

Here we go! The outdoor book you helped launch by pre-ordering 750 copies is leaving my office. Every chapter of ’My Place Among Men’ goes to Inkshares today! Publish date coming soon. -Kris Millgate

Hi- 
’My Place Among Men’ is Inkshares​ #1 Best selling short story collection! All because of you, my preorder crowdfunders. Thank you.

Finishing touches added to outdoor chapters now based on feedback you sent me during preorder campaign. Orders continue to come in and there’s no quantity limit now so shops are buying their copies too. Feel free to spread the word. 

Here’s the order link: https://www.inkshares.com/books/my-place-among-men-0699d4

Whole manuscript goes to editor by end of May.

Moving right along!
-Kris

Batten003 web400px Robert Batten · Author · added about 1 year ago
Congratulations Kris!! 

751 copies!!!!!!!!!! We are there and I wish you were here. It’s poor man’s cake in our pajamas at this house tonight. My little family gets their mom back...at least until the editor calls for my chapters.  This book is printing because of you my crowdfunding friends. Thank you sincerely. - Kris

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