Thursday, September 19, 2013

Finally, an Update!

No way, that can't be.  The last update I wrote here was on July 28?  Well, we've got some catching up to do!

Maybe it doesn't feel like almost two months because of all I have done.  I've written numerous updates to my Kickstarter project, a lot of background, character, and plot work for Bodacious Creed, made the Boadacious Creed site live, wrote an article about my Kickstarter project, and started a short story.  Plus, I work as an editor and a writer, so there's that.

Let me expand on the information above.  

Bodacious Success: Funding My Kickstarter Novel Project, is available in the Amazon Kindle store.  And don't worry if you don't have a Kindle.  There are Kindle readers for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.  I read my Kindle books on my Barnes & Noble Nook! This ebook essay covers how I came up with the idea for my Kickstarter project, and how I marketed it to success.  I hope it helps other Kickstarters with their projects.

Going back a bit, on August 9, the finding period for Bodacious Creed: A Steampunk Zombie Western ended, bringing in $2,325 of the $2,000 I needed.  Since then, I've been rounding out the characters, filling in the back story, and plotting.  I've incorporated the characters that high level backers named or created as well, and finding that they fit the story very well.  I plan on writing the first draft during the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) challenge in November.

The Bodacious Creed site is live!  I wouldn't call it complete.  There are still sections awaiting content, but all information I'm willing to make available to the public right now is there.  (Which reminds me... now that Bodacious Success is done, I need to put it in the Bodacious Creed store.)  I used a wonderful template from Wix and updated the graphics with my own.  Check out the steampunk goggle section separators.

The short story mentioned takes place a few months before the events in the novel.  This background story features the brothel madam Anna Boyd, and also a new character, named by one of my backers.  Now that I've finished the Kickstarter article, I'm going to get the story done.

Remember, Bodacious Creed started as my 3D modeling thesis work.  In that spirit, and because I need to keep improving my modeling skills so that I can stay competitive in that field, I am now creating one highly detailed, sculpted model per month, and I'm starting with characters and themes from the Creedverse.  I'll share those here and on both my websites.