Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Best Birthday Present Ever

Welcome back! It’s been a bit. I’ve been writing my fingers off on this new book in The Bracken Covenant series and just lost track of time with my blog (It’s a bad habit I have, I’m pretty one-track minded). I’ve got some awesome news, so let’s get to it.

My topic needs a precursor, so let me start with announcing that my birthday is next month (May 25th). You might be saying to yourself, “So what? Announcing your birthday to the world? Come on guy. Grow up. Nobody over 10 announces their birthday to random people out of excitement.” And I would have to say back “True, true. You have a point there. But THIS birthday is going to be different. I’m actually going to try to improve myself this birthday. Celebrate by striving for excellence, and I need your help to ultimately do that.”

So what is this “striving for excellence” business? Not only am I going to work on finishing book two in The Bracken Covenant series, but I’m also going host a Kickstarter for getting it printed! For those who don’t know what Kickstarter is, it’s a crowd-funding program. If there’s an artistic project you would like to fund, you can donate to its development for rewards and incentives. (In the case of books, it’s usually the book itself. You’re practically just preordering the book.) The plan is for me to have the Kickstarter for book two up by my birthday, because really, that’s all I’ve ever wished for on my birthday—for my books to sell something, anything. I’ve made that wish since I was a teenager, and still haven’t been as successful as I wanted to be.

So there’s lots of preparations to be made, schedules to write up for me to get this project on track, and more explaining about what you can do to help support this project when the Kickstarter happens, but for now, just wanted to show you what I’m working towards.

Share the word if you can. It really helps. Reaching out online is difficult without having friends sharing the word with their friends. I'll be back within a week with a firm plan and more details. Until then, subscribe to my blog and Facebook author page (Paul Toy Yoder - Writer) to keep up with me.

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