I’m sitting here gaping at my laptop. I have no idea what to say. I wanted it to be eloquent. Gracious and insightful. But... uh... my brain seems to have... melted...
TERMINUS HAS CROSSED THE 250 PRE-ORDER MARK.
THIS IS A THING THAT HAS HAPPENED.
THANKS TO YOU.
I look forward to sending another update soon with more info on where things will go from here. For now, I plan to spend the upcoming three day weekend locked in a room with the manuscript, giving it the best polish that I possibly can. You’ve all gone out of you way to back me, so I want to make sure that the draft is as shiny as can be. More ghosts! More weirdness! More partying with strung out rock stars! Maybe even a little saving the world(s).
Thanks so much to everyone who has ordered in the past few days. As of my last update on Monday, there were still 31 more orders to go. Three days later and we’re there! Y’all don’t mess around!
A special shout-out to Michelle Morone for picking up the last SIX copies to put Terminus over the edge! Also, gotta give a shoutout to B - my rock, my sounding board, my partner is this weird, old life thing - who has held me in a snuggly vise-grip while I laughed and cried my way through this last push.
I have a TON of other people to thank. This community, man... it’s just amazing. And all the friends and family and co-workers who have come out in support... I love you guys.
See? I’m doing the overcome with emotions thing again. I briefly went live on Facebook (before my weak connection cut me off) if you’d like to see this giddy breakdown in action. Hopefully this weekend I’ll be able to redirect some of this brain splatter onto the page.
Whooo! You guys are amazing! I can’t thank you enough!
Greetings, y’all! Happy Monday! (uuuuggggghhh)
How are things going with Terminus?Couldn’t resist ;)
I do have some big milestones to report. Over the weekend, Terminus hit 300 followers! There are now 305 of you lovely people! That’s a hell of a lot for a weird, little book about death.
There’s also only ONE MONTH LEFT in the campaign. Exactly 31 days to get 31 more orders and guarantee publication! Inkshares was kind enough to grant me an extension previously, but no more. This is it. The final push. Do or... well... die.
31 in 31 seems doable, right? That’s what I keep telling myself to stave off the inevitable freakout that comes with any looming deadline. As it currently stands, 188 of you have ordered 219 copies. That means there are a whopping 117 of you who haven’t ordered your copy yet! How, oh how, can I convince you to help make this dream come true? Should I mention that ebook copies are only $10? Should I urge you to look past the surface subject matter to find the humor within? Should I do a little dance? I totally will, if that’s what it takes!
If you haven’t yet, I hope you’ll take a look at the page and the author video where I (very awkwardly and somewhat drunkenly) make my pitch. There are quite a few chapters posted for your perusal as well. To everyone who has already ordered, THANK YOU!!! Publication is just out of reach and, thanks to you, I’m optimistic about our chances of making it to 250. If you could continue to spread the word, I’m sure we can get there!
Hope you all enjoy the week ahead! Cheers!
Good morning! (or evening, or day, depending on your timezone)
Greetings, lovely people!