It looks like the project was not successfully funded. However, I am amazed at the support that I did get. We raised $1112! That’s actually enough for me to get the book out with a little bit of nipping and tucking on some of the cover art and editing services. However, because I’m still at home with a broken leg. I need to focus on my injury and getting better. The break happened about a day after I launched, so perhaps it was never meant to be. Either way, I will get the book out and your help would be tremendous in doing so.
What I’m going to do is move the operation from Kickstarter to Patreon. They have a way where you can support me per project. So you chip in and a certain level, and you’ll get a reward similar to the ones offered here and it will only charge when a book is ready to go. I’ll be reaching out again when the Patreon page is up and running (sometime maybe when I can walk again so I can get to the post office to mail those books 🙂 ).
Thank you all for your support! It really meant a lot to see the all the folks backing this project. If you’re looking for something to read in the meantime. I’m going to make the first short story I ever wrote free (2/6/19-2/10/19). It’s called Time Beast and it pairs with song I wrote (and “sang”) for a metal prog band. Which, psst, you can download the who album for free by clicking on “buy” and entering in zero for the price.
Also, consider joining my email list, you’ll get a free book and short story just for joining!
Hope you enjoy the freebies and I’ll reach out when I’m ready to launch the Patreon.
The saga of the leg continues. Though there is not much to report as healing takes a long time with a broken bone. Other than I read a science article about how doctors may be leaving people immobilized longer than necessary for broken bones. However, the study that was done was for ankle fractures that didn’t require surgery. Since mine was not an ankle and did get surgery, the study didn’t really pertain to me. However, that made me think about part of why I love science fiction comedy.
If I read an article about people staying in braces for too long and proceed to screw up my broken bone even worse because I didn’t really understand the science behind the study, that’s comedy! It’s the same reason one hears that a food might be the ticket to the fountain of youth one day and the cause of cancer the next. What fails to translate is the fountain of youth was a study done on mole rats, and the cancer was a chemical found in the extract of the food that screws you up when taken in 500k the normal dose.
The point is that The Robin Hood of Couches is comedy about what happens in between the lines. When you dig and poke at something further what happens next. The difference between science and science fiction is that science might not have all the answers, and it can at least admit its limitations, whereas science fiction never admits that it was wrong or made a mistake. Once something in a science fiction is reported as fact, all the characters go along with it. I wonder if Midichlorians was peer reviewed?
So, where’s that bone regeneration tricorder from Star Trek that will have me walking the next day? That’s the reality I’m going with.
In Kickstarter news, we didn’t quite make 60%. But I’m still going to give you something for free. For the next few days, my short story collection of the first things I ever published will be free on kindle (it was a challenge to myself to write and publish one short story a month for a year). I also will discount Time Burrito to 99 cents (US and UK only) 1/29/18-2/5/18. And now’s the time to pledge money to the Kickstarter if you haven’t already. Now’s the time to share with a friend. We are on the last week. You can do so here.
I thank everyone for their support.
I had a funny realization this past week. It may be the drug induced haze from returning from surgery for my busted leg, but my brother made a good point. He said, “So about this Kickstarter you’re doing? Robin Hood of Couches. You’re writing it because your stuck on a couch all day?”
“No,” I responded, “I already wrote the book and planned the campaign well before all of this happened. Fate just handed me a more specialized relationship with couches than most.”
“Well, I hope you get your Robin Hood.”
Which made me realize, you all are my Robin Hood! Surgical pain is not fun, nor is sitting on the couch all day. But seeing the support The Robin Hood of Couches has gotten has been amazing. I haven’t been able to do much since most of the week, I was in pain or too out of it from the drugs and yet people are still supporting the project!
We are not quite there yet, but as a show of my appreciation, I’m going to put the kindle edition of Othello and Zombies for free on Amazon (22nd-26th only), and if we get to 60% funding by next week, I’ll make Time Burrito free. That’s my most popular book by leaps and bounds.
If you haven’t supported the kickstarter, you can do so here.
Also, if you want to help, tell three people about it. They may just be jazzed by it enough to give you jazz hands.
I have some good news and bad. First the good, Kickstarter marked The Robin Hood of Couches as a project they love! The bad is that I broke my leg and am going to go to surgery on Monday. No, I’m not joking. I slipped on ice and busted my tibia. So now I get metal plates to become more machine than man (ok, so maybe triggering airport scanners for the rest of my life) How will this affect the project? Maybe some delays but nothing too serious. Either way, the break has gotten in the way of me promoting as much as as would like. So even though we aren’t at 25%, I’m going to give out a free book anyway. The Teristaque Chronicles are free on kindle until the 17th!
If you haven’t yet supported the Kickstarter, you can do so here.
There are also some other projects going on at Kickstarter by some other great authors. Check it out here.
If you want to help me spread the word, tell three people who might want to be a part of this Kickstarter. They’ll love you forever and ever and ever and ever until you escape from their basement.
The Kickstarter for the sci fi comedy murder mystery The Robin Hood of Couches is finally here! And now’s your chance to get this exclusive edition and see your name in the acknowledgements at the end of the book. For just $25, you’ll get a physical copy, an eBook of ORION and The Robin Hood of Couches, a never before released short story, and your name at the end of the book. There’s even more rewards for those who want to be in the book as a character!
You can check it out here.
And guess what? I want to throw in something extra for all of you. If we get to 25% funded by next week. I will make every story in the Teristaque Chronicles free on kindle!
If you want to see it happen and get some free stories. Tell three people who might want to be a part of this Kickstarter. They’ll get a “kick” out of the book (pun intended).
If you are located outside the US, there is a $14 shipping fee and $6 for inside. I wanted to make you aware because I know I have a lot of folks who support me from all different parts of the world. I attempted to negotiate a better price, but ultimately couldn’t do so. I wanted to at least let you know.