My Kickstarter campaign officially ended last night, and I am THRILLED to report that I was able to raise $555, thanks to all of my lovely backers. This was far above and beyond what I expected. Once again, I want to thank all of you who backed me, but I also wanted to thank all of you who have offered me your congratulations or told me that you're praying for me. The amount of support I've gotten for this next step in my writing journey has been overwhelming. I would appreciate your continued prayers as I finish my writing and prepare for the conference. I can't wait to share what happens at Mount Hermon! :D
I need to share some Shout-Outs one last time. :)
-Eva Z. deserves another shout-out, because she raised her pledge. Thanks, Eva!
-Jay of JABHA Creativity swooped in and became a backer on the last day, too. Thank you, Jay!
And thank you again to all of my backers. I couldn't have done it without you. :)
I'm in the process of collecting mailing addresses and getting artwork postcards packaged up to ship. I'll be working on the map for my $100 backers over the next few weeks, too.
I was thinking when my whole experience with Kickstarter is over, I'd like to share a bit about the site here on the blog. Since it was my first time participating in a crowdfunding site, there were a lot of things I didn't know. I thought it might be helpful for some of you to hear a little more about the site, how it works, what I liked and what I didn't. I'll wait to share those thoughts until everything is done, though, so I can have a clearer picture of how the whole process works from start to finish. :)
So, as I mentioned in an earlier post, these next few weeks I'll be really buckling down and focusing on getting my book finished. This means I won't be on the blog or my Facebook page much, especially these first two weeks. However, I won't leave you completely in the lurch. I've already got some fun posts scheduled to publish throughout my absence. :)
I will check my blog comments and publish them at least once a week, but I will not be responding to them until I come back. So please don't panic if I don't respond to you or even publish your comment right away. At the end of my mini-hiatus I will respond to your thoughts. ;)
I also plan on releasing my "Ask Beast'sBelle" (and the Gals) Vlog sometime this week. There's still time to submit questions, so if you have a burning question you'd like to leave for me or my daughters, you can leave it in the comments on this post or on the original post HERE. I will take questions until tomorrow. :)
In other news, I need help from all of you! As I mentioned before, I'm in the process of working on my map of my fairytale world. Since I'm early on in the story process, many of the landmarks on my map need names, and I'm facing a serious case of writer's block!
I thought it would be fun to have you, my readers, share in this story adventure with me by helping me name some of my landmarks. Here are a few of the things that need names:
-Regions of the land (The kingdom is split into seven different areas, each with their own ruler, trade, and culture. The first region is an island, the second is sandy and coastal, the third is heavily forested, and the fourth has lush meadows. The fifth is located high in the mountains, while the sixth is full of lakes, ponds, and waterfalls. The seventh is mostly forested with a few small beaches.)
I can also share that there are areas in which you might happen to find mythical creatures, such as unicorns, dragons, and mermaids. ;)
This is a fairytale world, so the names can be unique! If you'd like, you could even share what sort of landmark you'd like to name or explain how you came up with the name.
Leave your name ideas in the comments below. Each reader can contribute six name ideas. The deadline is Saturday, February 21st, so you have two weeks to brainstorm! :)
I have not decided yet how many names I will choose to use. A lot of that will depend on what you come up with! :) If your name is chosen, I will give you credit in the back of my book once it is published. :)
I guess that's about it for now! I'm looking forward to seeing your creativity unleashed! ;) Now, it's time for me to unleash my own and get writing!! I'll be all the way back in two to three weeks, and partially here to publish comments and make sure posts publish correctly in the meantime. :)