Hello, Mission 51 family!
It has been three quick months since you pushed Mission 51 into the top three of the Nerdist Sci-Fi Contest on Inkshares, guaranteeing its publication. I have taken this time to continue polishing the story before turning in the manuscript to the Inkshares editing gods. I have now come to realize that I might never be satisfied. I might always want to change this, delete that, embellish and refine, cut and paste, drag and drop, etc., etc., etc.
I had given myself this three-month limit for final polishing, and my time is up. Overall, I am happy with the story, so I am going to hand it in by the end of the week and get in line for the real editorial work. I fully anticipate making further changes as I work with Inkshares’ developmental editing team. I can’t tell you how exciting it is to be starting the process.
Along with the manuscript, I am to hand in my responses to an extensive questionnaire that will direct the Inkshares team on how to best approach my story, create a stunning book cover, and develop a successful marketing plan. It will be a long process, and I look forward to the hard work of putting it all together. I will keep you updated with progress reports from time to time.
Again, I want to thank you very much for this tremendous opportunity. It is only through your kind and generous support that Mission 51 will come into existence. I will never forget what you all have done for me!
Before I go, let me recommend four books that are currently in Inkshares contests, written by authors I greatly admire. They would certainly love your crowdfunding support. Please check them out!
In the prestigious Launch Pad Contest:
Susan K. Hamilton’s The Devil You Don’t https://www.inkshares.com/books/the-devil-you-don-t
TCC Edwards’ Far Flung. https://www.inkshares.com/books/far-flung
In the Inkshares 2017 Horror Contest:
André Brun’s Arcadia. https://www.inkshares.com/books/arcadia
M. Robert Randolph’s The Dark Mountain https://www.inkshares.com/books/wings-of-the-crallow
Thanks again! Peace and love to all!
Good morning friends,
First of all I want to say thank you. Without you guys we would not still be in first place in this contest.
PodCastersUnite are raising money for the relief from Hurricane Irma for the American Red Cross.
For all pre orders after September 11th , I will donate 2$ pre pre-orders to PodCastersUnite campaign this will last until September 30th.
Here is a little preview of the next story titled : Carolina.
Carolina Hempsey, Murdered Age : 22 April 28th 2016 and May 1st 2016 Washington Heights, New York After she tries to call off the engagement, her fiance believe she was possessed. He locked her in a room, starved her and beat her for 14 days. After she died, they tried to resurrect her for 3 days.
We still need your help , please pre order a copy here, and share the word with your friends.
once again thank you for your amazing support.
next update by the end of the week
IMPORTANT UPDATE! PLEASE READ!
News for Far Flung:
First of all, I realized that I hadn’t yet put my guest post on the Apotheosis Studios blog site in a reader update. Let me remedy that right now! Thanks to Jamison Stone for putting that post up and helping me share it around on Twitter and Facebook!
All right, I’ve been talking about featuring some characters from the story in these reader updates, and I just finished some character summaries for Launch Pad.
Here is the first bit on William Flynn, the main character for most chapters.
William Flynn, Rookie Reporter
Male, 29 years old
Charming but naïve, sometimes tries too hard to make others like him
Looks a bit like: Chris Pratt, before buffing up for Guardians of the Galaxy
Flynn, a rising star for Galactic Observer Media, is ecstatic when he gets the chance to be on the UASD Tereshkova colony ship when it launches. Determined to document history and earn new fans, Flynn accepts the challenge. When the Tereshkova jumps into unknown space, however, Flynn finds that he is the only one who can communicate with an alien being trying to assist the colonists. Separated from his fiancé and thrust into the role of ambassador for humanity, Flynn must use his quick wits and his newfound communication skill to help the crew survive.