jeriendhal: (Wazagan)
Remember poor Marty Greycoat? When last we left our (nominal) hero, he was without pants and indentured to a high class brothel [1], after irritating the Red Vixen and Alinadar both.

Which means in the timeline he's been out of the picture for about about two or three years, figuring that we haven't seen him IFtC, and that was set in the middle of the original Captive of the Red Vixen. I'm actually debating whether to give him a nod in The Red Vixen at Sea, which might be slightly complicated, given Rolas already has enough reason to question Melanie's poor judgement.



[1] Most likely working as a bodyguard or maintenance tech. Give me a little credit.

[Poll #2052894]
jeriendhal: (Red Vixen)
Okay, it's been a bit over a year and a half since the release of the Captive of the Red Vixen audiobook. I'm going to be honest here, I don't think I've got another Kickstarter in me. Running it the last time was a stressful experience that I'm in no hurry to repeat, especially since realistically any future funding would be to the tune of $200 per hour of audio. That said, I might consider doing it again, or perhaps a GoFundMe campaign to pay for another book, if the demand was really there. Hence the poll.

[Poll #2047369]
jeriendhal: (Wazagan)
As in story completed, edited, uploaded to KDP and waiting on cover art.


[Poll #2044675]
jeriendhal: (Muppets)
In honor of the 38th anniversary of the one and only public airing of the Star Wars Holiday Special, we're proud to present you with this sadistic choice moral dilemma:

Facing torture at the hands of the Empire, you have the choice of either betraying the Rebellion or facing one the following fates:

[Poll #2028205]
jeriendhal: (For Your Safety)
Welcome to the first day of the rest of your life, on the wonderful Ring! Your friend the Groupmind knows you've got a lot to absorb to get used to your new home, so here's a handy guide. After much study, the Groupmind has determined that the best way to present this information is:

[Poll #2013378]
jeriendhal: (Wazagan)
So.

Potato soup.

Hey, this stuff is important!

[Poll #2001384]
jeriendhal: (For Your Safety)
...but if the Groupmind's AI virus is compact enough to fit into a typical 23rd century smartphone, organizing a proper rebellion might just be a tad trickier than intended.

[Poll #2001011]
jeriendhal: (Red Vixen)
So in the current scene I'm working on, Ali is meeting some more of her family that couldn't make the trip out to the colony in Shadow of Her Sins. Specifically she's meeting her cousin Neka and Neka's spouse Fin, plus their two cubs. So far I'm about 1,000 words into the scene and I haven't gotten around to specifying which gender Fin is (he/she/it and the cubs are out at the park at the scene's start, to allow Ali a moment to settle in before being bowled over). Just wondering where I should take it. Making Fin a non-standard gender would be cute, but I don't want a big distraction from Ali and Salli's f/f relationship


[Poll #1990067]
jeriendhal: (Red Vixen)
So, as I mentioned in my last post I'm listening to M.C.A. Hogarth's From Spark to Finish: Running Your Kickstarter Campaign, which has good advice for setting realistic goals for your campaign and also figuring out appropriate (and affordable) donation gifts.

What I need to do first is figure out how much the whole project is going to cost. I'm figuring a minimum of $1500 for a 90 page novella, though I'm likely low balling that. First I need to set up a script for the narrator auditions and get their offers. After that, I have to figure what rewards and stretch goals to offer backers. Unfortunately I'm a writer not an artist like [livejournal.com profile] haikujaguar, so the rewards I can offer are limited, but I've got a few ideas.


Preliminary Reward Ideas

$1.00 - Follower! No reward, just the chance to follow the campaign.

$5.00 - Honorable Mention. Have your name read off at the end of the book.

$10.00 - Icon! An original social media icon created by one of my artist friends, probably featuring Melanie in her Red Vixen persona giving a thumbs up sign or something equally silly.

$15.00 - Hand signed thank you note, possibly from me or the Red Vixen "herself".

$25.00 - Copy of the Audiobook.

$30.00 - Everything below and the original Kindle file.

$50.00 - Reader's pack. Audiobook and copies of all the stories in the Red Vixen Adventures series.

$100 - The Whole Works. The Audiobook and copies of all my previously published stories.

??? - Tuckerization. I'm thinking about giving three to four people a chance to have themselves show up (either as Foxen or another species) for a brief cameo in the next Red Vixen story. This is the one I'm little shaky deciding a price for, especially given it'll be a significant percentage of the overall goal.

[Poll #1973491]


Stretch Goals

Here's where things get tricky. The only real stretch goal I can think of is perhaps a more professional cover for CotRV, and further audiobooks, but given the first is going to be just a $100 to $500, and the audiobooks at least $1,500 apiece, I have to figure out some intermediate goals between them. Thoughts would be welcome.

So waddya thinks, sirs?
jeriendhal: (Wazagan)
Because I haven't done one of these for a while.

[Poll #1971608]
jeriendhal: (Red Vixen)
Among the story ideas floating around in the back of my head is another tale set in my Red Vixen Adventures universe. This time around it'll be about...

Spoilers )

. The problem is, Melanie probably won't be making an appearance, so I'm not sure whether making the title fit the "[NOUN] of the Red Vixen" would make sense. Anyway, I'm polling to see which title seems to work better of the one's I've come up with.

[Poll #1927204]
jeriendhal: (Red Vixen)
In lieu of this week's IFtC entry (mostly because it's not finished) I preset a brief poll about our current story.

[Poll #1914970]

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