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Cb b w small inkshare Cem Bilici · Author · added 10 months ago
For all those interested, Ward is now live on Amazon Kindle.

Thank you to all those who pre-ordered on Inkshares. While it didn’t work out, there’s always a positive.

Alright, so we were nowhere near making it. But things aren’t all doom and gloom. I have been hard at work rebranding, re-editing and re-writing parts of the novel and will be self-publishing it.

For those who have supported Ward from the start, well you will receive special copies and my undying gratitude. Beta readers from all stages will get a special SPECIAL copy. How they will be made extra special, well I dunno at this stage. Maybe I’ll sprinkle pixie dust on them. Maybe i’ll put them in a (small) pile and Scrooge McDuck swim in them. NAKED.

WHAT?! He wears no pants, why do I have-- OK, fine. Party poopers.

Anyway, thank you to you all, and keep your peepers peeled. Currently about 2/3 done. I have 2 weeks off in January so hope to be done by Feb with new artwork and all.

Cheers!

Howdy folks.

Things ain’t been progressing quite how I’d like in the campaign, but them’s the breaks. I thought I’d throw this out there to sweeten the deal, and just so everyone knows:

Ward of the South is a finished novel.

And by that I mean that it’s been completed in draft form and self edited by me a few times now. Five and a bit times to be exact. Currently it clocks in at 110k words, though will probably be a might less once this sixth and final pass through is done. Originally it was sittin’ around 118k.

BUT

I’m waitin’ to see the outcome of this campaign. If I have the chance to have it edited fully by getting 750+ orders I will put off polishin’ the final forty chapters.
If I hit 250-749 pre-orders, then I will complete my final polish and have it copyedited.

If neither happens, well I will be forkin’ out to get it done myself!

One way or another this will be happenin’, so never fear.

Now, havin’ said that, there is a finished draft that nobodies readin’ that y’all can peruse if you so wish! How about that, huh? So if that tickles your taste buds, holler out in a direct message to me, tell me your poison (file format) and where to send it!

If’n you’re thinkin’ this sounds like snake oil, well it ain’t! But there is a catch. I’ll only be sendin’ it to those who have pre-ordered. Fair’s fair and a deals a deal. Put it right there, pardner!

See you you ’round like a wagon wheel.

P.S: If’n you’re wonderin’ why I’m talkin’ like a B grade movie cowboy... I got no idea. Seemed a good idea at the time.

DANCE VARMINTS!

Thank you to everyone who has followed and pre-ordered Ward of the South.

We’re still well short of the soft goal of 250 orders to get the light publishing treatment, and nowhere near sight of 750 orders for the full shebang, but we’ve still got until the end of October for the Crypt TV contest and 75 days left in the novels campaign.

Ward of the South is still on the top 10 leaderboard at number 8, and with all your help we can climb higher. So please share on social media, recommend to people you know and we can make it!

Thank you again to everyone!


Cheers,

Cem Bilici

A HUGE thank you to everyone following and supporting Ward of the South. It’s a heady and nerve-wracking feeling to put your work up, as many here on Inkshares before me would know.

Whether it does well in the competition, reaches publication level or not - and at the risk of using cheesy cliches - I already feel like a winner.

Here’s to the roller-coaster to come!

Cheers everyone.

Cem


Cb b w small inkshare Cem Bilici · Author · added over 1 year ago
A HUGE thank you to everyone following and supporting Ward of the South. It’s a heady and nerve-wracking feeling to put your work up, as many here on Inkshares before me would know.

Whether it does well in the competition, reaches publication level or not - and at the risk of using cheesy cliches - I already feel like a winner.

Here’s to the roller-coaster to come!

Cheers everyone.

Cem


Cb b w small inkshare Cem Bilici · Author · added over 1 year ago
I have now uploaded all 11 chapters of Ward of the South that I have put through my latest and last self-editing polish. And I am putting this here mainly because I am testing all Inkshares’ functions :)

Ooh, a dashboard!