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Getting Closer

So, we passed the half way point in our indiegogo.com funding campaign (http://igg.me/p/165650) about a week ago. Eventhough it shows $480 raised we have quite a few contributions that were given to us directly as opposed to through the website. If we add those in we’re at about $2600 raised. With a goal of $5000 you can see we’re doing well.

However, there is even bigger and more exciting news. Yesterday we went ahead and submitted the necessary forms to make Orange Fedora Publishing a legal entity. In about two weeks we will be a registered company in the state of Pennsylvania. I have to keep reminding myself that we are actually going though with this. We are well beyond the point of just talking about it.  Each step we take forward with this project is just a little more nerve-racking, but also exponentially more exciting.

The reality of what Laura and I have been talking about doing for most of our lives is getting closer and closer.  And if passion for something is an indicator of success, there is no way we can fail.  As they say, only time will tell, but that time is growing short.  Relatively speaking, it won’t be long now before we know the fate of this dream.

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Posted by on September 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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The Middle Doldrums

The indiegogo funding campaign is started, the cover design is finalized, the back blurb is finalized, Laura is working on final additions and deletions to make sure everything is right where she wants it… and I’m just in a holding pattern right now.  I’m trying to remind people about the indiegogo campaign, but there is only so much I can do for that.  Plus, since most people are prone to giving at either the very beginning of or the very end of something, we’re in the middle doldrums.  I made the funding campaign 120 days (the longest allowed) in order to give us plenty of time to get everything ready.  However, by doing this, I also extended how long this middle part is… where nothing much happens.

Laura, jokingly, accused me of stalking this project because evertime I saw she saved a change to the text I opened it to see what she did.  But, since she is a compulsive saver who clicks save after every couple of words, you could say I was being somewhat obsessive.  I feel like I need to be doing something, but what I really need to be doing is accepting that there really isn’t much for me to do right now.  God knows there will be plenty of work in a couple of months.  I need to take this opportunity to just chill.  I’ll do me bes… wait Laura just saved an update, I gotta go!!!

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Realization

So Laura had a realization the other day.  Though I’m sure we both knew this subconsciously neither of us had actually said it out loud.  Laura finally did.  Once this book is published, that’s it.  The story is set in stone so to speak.  You can’t really go back and make any major changes.  Maybe fixing a typo or adding a comma that was missed in a future print run, but no adding or deleting whole sections.  The story has to be right where you want it to be.  And, if it is part of a series, as this one is, you have to make sure everything is in there that is necessary to set up the future stories.

I think this freaked Laura out a little bit.  Afterall this is her baby.  I don’t know if all authors go through a period like this just before publishing, but it is a little nerve wracking to realize that it has to be perfect now becuase there isn’t a second chance to make it so. As such, Laura is spending a lot of time right now going through the story very carefully one last time to make sure all plot elements are just right.

We’ll, of course, proof-read it several more times to fix grammer and/or typos.  But we are now at the point where the story itself needs to be finalized.  I will say, I’ve seen the edits that Laura has made so far and I believe every one of them makes the story stronger.  She is currently working on the last section that needs polishing which, by the way, may very well end up being one of the most powerful sections of the book.  Once this is done, as the cliche goes, and quite literally in this case, that’s all she wrote.

 
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Posted by on September 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Twilight Reference

In an earlier post I answered a number of questions a friend had regarding this venture. One of the questions pertained to what genre this series falls under and she specifically asked about Twilight. In my response I noted that I hadn’t read the books nor seen the Twilight movies. I also said there was no love triangle in this series and you wouldn’t have to choose Team Edward or Team Jacob. The conflict in our series comes from other sources. I do want to be clear though, because I know how loved the Twilight books are, that I don’t have an opinion on them. It would be very unfair of me to hold a good or bad view of them based solely on what others have said.

I do, however, have an opinion on one thing when it comes to the Twilight series. Based only on casting and looks (very shallow, I know) Taylor Lautner is 500% hotter than Robert Pattinson… therfore I am Team Jacob all the way. Sorry Team Edward.  I do admit that Robert Pattinson is a better actor though and gets bonus points for playing Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter.

Check out our indiegogo campaign to help us get this series off the ground and to “reserve” your copy of our first book from the initial print run:

http://igg.me/p/165650?a=840098

 
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Posted by on September 1, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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