Userphoto1 original A C Henricks · Reader · edited over 6 years ago · 1 like
Congrats old friend!!! Very happy for you!

Hello everybody,

Just wanted to follow up on the e-mail you should have received earlier from Inkshares letting you know that The Battle Within has reached its funding goal. I’m still a little in shock that this has actually happened, so I’ll try not to go on a long rambling note, but I wanted to get in touch with everyone who’s supported this project as soon as possible to say thanks.

This dream couldn’t have happened without all of you. Many of you will know my personal background that lead me to this point in my life, but for those who don’t, let’s just say that for me, it definitely embodies Frost’s ’road less traveled.’ Thanks to all of you, that road has become a bit less daunting and I am humbled at the support. From here on out, my focus will be on working with Inkshares to make sure you get the best story I can possibly deliver - I hope you’ll enjoy it.

Very Respectfully,

Alastair Luft

The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.


Hi everyone, just a quick update as The Battle Within closes out the campaign. 

As it stands right now, we’re at 80% as there are 599 pre-orders and 151 pre-orders to go by 6 Jun to meet the funding goal. That might seem like a lot, but it’s well within reach, so if you know anybody who’s been on the fence or just hasn’t gotten around to pre-ordering yet, please give them a nudge (maybe not an Elbowgate nudge, but that’s your business...). 

I’ll keep this short and sweet and will just close out by saying thanks again to everyone for your support; this project definitely couldn’t have come this far without you. Not much longer and I’m confident we’ll reach the goal. Thank you,

Alastair Luft

 Hi everyone, just wanted to provide an update as the campaign to fund The Battle Within hits 2 weeks left. That’s right, 6 Jun 16 - the end of the campaign - is coming up fast, so this is really the final hoo-rah to gain the necessary pre-orders to meet the funding goal. Please find a new video on the funding page, enjoy some pictures which are blasts from the past and thanks for all your support so far! Also, if you know anybody who’s sitting on the fence or just haven’t gotten around to pre-ordering, please let them know the end of the campaign is coming and their support would be much appreciated. Thanks again!  

Alastair Luft

Luft 30  linkedin square Alastair Luft · Author · added over 6 years ago
Hi everyone, just wanted to provide an update as the campaign to fund The Battle Within hits 2 weeks left. That’s right, 6 Jun 16 - the end of the campaign - is coming up fast, so this is really the final hoo-rah to gain the necessary pre-orders to meet the funding goal. Please find a new video on the funding page, enjoy some pictures which are blasts from the past and thanks for all your support so far! Also, if you know anybody who’s sitting on the fence or just haven’t gotten around to pre-ordering, please let them know the end of the campaign is coming and their support would be much appreciated. Thanks again!
Luft 30  linkedin square Alastair Luft · Author · edited over 6 years ago · 1 like

For those who’ve been following this project over the past few weeks, you might remember an earlier pledge I made to donate $1 per book pre-ordered to Wounded Warriors Canada. Just wanted to clarify that for a couple of reasons I’ve since decided to give the donations to one of several funds associated with Support Our Troops, such as Soldier On.

In no way is this any sort of commentary on Wounded Warriors Canada or the work they do - they’re an incredible non-profit organization that does vital work. That said, Support Our Troops is proving to be a better fit for me and I feel it’s important to recognize that fact, while also doing my part to avoid conflicts of interest between different non-profit organizations. As difficult as it is to choose, the plus side is that it’s a good problem to have multiple stellar organizations acting to support our military members and their families.

Thanks for the support.

And the contest for tonight is over! 

Thanks to everyone for your continued support.

All the best, Alastair

Luft 30  linkedin square Alastair Luft · Author · added over 6 years ago
And the contest is over! 

Good evening,

Ever wanted to appear in a book? Now’s your chance.

 As of right now, the next person to pre-order 5 copies of The Battle Within will get mentioned as a character in the actual book (although the book is finished, there’s a few perks to being the author!) In other words, $100 will get you immortalized in print - just saying. Once the lucky person pre-orders, I’ll confirm the details with them (ie character name) via e-mail. One caveat - if your name unfortunately happens to be Boaty McBoatface (http://ind.pn/1T3cyTY), I’ll be exercising my editorial powers. Sorry, but not sure that would fit into a novel about PTSD.

 Looking forward to seeing who wins and thanks for your support!

Alastair

Luft 30  linkedin square Alastair Luft · Author · added over 6 years ago

Ever wanted to appear in a book? Now’s your chance.


As of right now, the next person to pre-order 5 copies of The Battle Within will get mentioned as a character in the actual book (although the book is finished, there’s a few perks to being the author!) Once the lucky person pre-orders, I’ll confirm the details with them (ie character name) via e-mail. One caveat - if your name unfortunately happens to be Boaty McBoatface (as in this case http://ind.pn/1T3cyTY), I’ll be exercising my editorial powers. Sorry, but not sure that would fit into a novel about PTSD.


Looking forward to seeing who wins!


Alastair
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