It’s been 3 days since the launch, and the Kickstarter campaign for my epic fantasy novel, The Soul Smith, has already raised half of my goal! It’s such an amazing achievement! However, carrying that momentum is going to be the tough part.
I’ve begun writing numerous press releases and articles across the blogosphere in hopes of reaching a wider audience (and still more to do). With the campaign scheduled to end on February 13th, 2015, I know I’ve got over 3 weeks left, but I feel a constant worry that I’ll somehow fall short. I mean, $3,500 is a *lot* of money to raise. I’m hoping that I can achieve that well before the deadline so I won’t have the added stress of relying upon a last minute surge.
If I reach my funding goal early, then my editor can begin work early, plus I can begin handling the ISBN and Print-On-Demand setup costs. Additionally, it will give my artists extra time to start work in preparation for the possibility of reaching my first Stretch Goal. I’ve thought about setting up mini funding goals for myself, but other successful Kickstarters show a trend of generating a lot of activity at the beginning of the campaign, and at the end (with minimal activity in between).
So if you haven’t stopped by my Kickstarter yet, please give it a look! And if you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word! Thank you for your support! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/adriandiglio/the-soul-smith-epic-fantasy-novel