Asylum, Time Machine and Crowdfunding

What a week!

From a weekend at the Asylum (the largest Steampunk gathering in Europe) and riding a time machine to launching my crowdfunding appeal.

The Asylum was incredible, lots of fun. Hundreds of people wandering about Lincoln in Steampunk attire and an attempt at breaking the world record for the biggest Steampunk gathering. (Fairly sure we broke the record, but Guinness have to confirm before it becomes official).

Rode my Tramper in his Time Machine attire and even took him into the Ballroom for display. I didn’t intend to – but it’s hard to argue with Robert Rankin when he’s determined.

Spent a happy hour on a panel discussing “The Perils of Publishing” with another writer-publisher and a couple of established publishers.

And then my Crowdfunding application was accepted, so I spent time sending out emails and generally letting the world know that the novel is available for crowdfunding. It’s an “All or Nothing” system, so I either make my target or get nothing. For further info, visit: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/investment/chrystal-heart-1255  There’s a sneak preview of the book and details on getting your name into the book as a supporter. Had a few sponsors so far, but there’s a long way to go on the funding front. Only 60 days to meet my target…

So I’ll be trying to attract funding for the next two months, as well as continuing with the writing part of the project. Ah, who needs sleep?

I also have the first draft of the picture I’ve commissioned for the book cover. Looking good. Will post a picture on here when it’s been tweaked a little.

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