Okay, not a hundred percent. I still have to fill in a few chapter headings, and I want to let it sit for a bit, and I need to edit it a couple of times, and then send it to a real editor, etc, etc. Still, I’m hoping I’ll be able to get it out there by January or February of next year.
So what is next for Invito Rex? Well, for now, I’m going to let it sit. They say you should step away from a story for a while before you do any edits. November will be my month. I have this idea for creating collectible cards based on characters from my stories, and I want to spend some time on that. Also, I need to record “Discount Miracles” as a podiobook, so that’s on the list.
When I come back to it, though, I’m probably going to do another Kickstarter. Not for the book itself, mind you, but for the cover art and editing. The last time I did a Kickstarter for a book, I got more than my goal, so this time I think I’m going to have an even better chance of funding the enhancements.
For one thing, I’m going to be working on those collectible cards. I don’t want to say too much about those yet, but I’d like to have special Dizzy and Cliffy collectible cards available for backers.
For another thing, I’m going to have the game of Circus done by then. Circus is my personal variant of chess, which involves a circular board. At a certain level, backers will receive a free copy of the game.
Also, I’ve talked to a few authors about doing short stories for me as stretch goals. So if we reach the main goal, we will get the main book, but if we get higher, we will have extra content telling the stories of (for instance) ronin knights in a neo-Victorian world, fraternities in the Hidden Institute, and possibly a story about the secret world of the silks.
But that’s all for later. For now, let’s just take a moment, take a breath, and play some video games.