The Kickstarter for the story has 24 days to go. So far, there is $75 pledged of the needed $170 for the BASE funding need. If the minimum goal is met, no charges go through to anyone, and I receive no money to help fund the project. So I'm trying not to chew my nails over this. It is an interesting experiment to be generating funding for a project this route though.
What makes me happiest is hearing the different reactions from those that listen or read. It makes me very happy to hear from a young teen that he's enjoying it, looking forward to more, and what parts he finds amusing. I like hearing from the middle aged woman in Texas that I've got a big fan and that she looks forward to getting all my works. I like hearing that it's hitting the chords and emotions I was aiming for. And it helps me get better when I hear about what wasn't liked, what isn't working.
But right now, I'm just having fun writing about what these selkies are up to.
I'm planning on figuring out when to sit down and work on the promised desktop background for those that pledge more than $5 to the drive. I'm thinking it likely that I'll be livestreaming when I do the artwork, which means I'd have the focus on the computer screen instead (yay, I won't be in front of the camera... stage fright won't be so bad).
The story itself is growing quickly, which pleases me greatly. I'm very much looking forward to having the completed manuscript that I can take to my editor and hand over to her.