Allison Griner's latest update for Storm Song

Oct 28, 2016

Happy Friday, Sailors!

This week has been a wild one for me, and the weekend doesn’t look to be slowing down one bit. Anyone else got a Halloween party to go to this weekend? I’m super jazzed to be going as my favorite (and the unquestionably best) ninja turtle, Donatello.

I’ll also be continuing to try to get the word out about this contest and my project! Nothing says party time like chatting about your hopes and dreams over a spooky punch bowl, right?

In all seriousness, the final days of the contest are definitely upon us, and that means digging deep for a final push of orders. Holding third place will be enough to earn Storm Song a win, but second place is within reach and I don’t know about you guys, but I always like to strive for that one extra achievement. I think it’s the gamer in me.

We’re also at 296 backers! So just four more and we’ll hit 300 total people standing behind this book. Which is just...

Guys, I don’t know how to thank you all enough for helping me with this project. When I entered back in August, I did it on a whim, figuring that it could at least help motivate me to keep working on this story. I didn’t expect this sort of support to come pouring out from so many different avenues.

My family has been unbelievably supportive and encouraging. My friends have helped me plug at every opportunity. I’ve made new friends (shout out to the Ohana crew) that are so important to me that it’s really difficult to imagine a life without them in it now. My boyfriend jumped into this with both feet and has kept my chin up when I’ve had a hard time doing it myself.

I love you all. And from the bottom of my heart, I thank each and every one of you for all that you’ve done to help me with this campaign.

It’s not over. We’re not done. Nothing is a sure thing. I’m going to keep pushing and finding new people to convince to buy my book, and I hope you’ll all do the same.

Land is in sight, sailors. We’re almost home.

- Allison