Well, on the whole it's been a pretty damn good week! I'm gonna use this opportunity to talk a little bit about my recent sponsume campaign - but first I'd like to say a few words about Mrs Sue Grafton.
Some of you may remember my post last Sunday about the recent interview with Mrs Sue Grafton, and her rather insensitive comments she made about self-published and indie authors. Well, turns out that I wasn't the only one that took issue to this as, during the week, I've read numerous other posts on blogs by other authors/publishers who were quick to shoot down Mrs Grafton's argument in flames. It got so intense that Mrs Grafton later issued an "apology" - although I think it was one of the most insincere apologies I've ever read since the Governments apology for creating a panic in fuel buying. But that doesn't bother me - the point is that we made our point and showed Mrs Grafton for what she really is, and I think it will take a LONG time before she recovers from this one.
I may not have been the first to post about her (and I certainly wasn't the last), but I actually felt elated to be part of this "revolution", for lack of a better term. It was so reassuring to see so many writers come together for a common cause, standing up for what they believed it. We raged against the machine and the internet took note. It made me proud to be a self-published author - so to all the indie/self-published authors out there, give yourselves a pat on the back. Also, to the published authors out there that also supported us, thank you for proving that not everyone is as ignorant as Mrs Grafton.
Anyway, onto my next point - recently my Sponsume campaign for the Legacy of the Dragonkin finished and, thanks to your support, we managed to raise around £300 towards the project (after fees). I am astounded by the support we got for this - to be honest, I never thought I would get ANY sponsorship for it, but was blown away by the support. Considering that my first book is still to really break through the writing world, this was a humbling feeling.
Already, I'm putting the money to good use. We have started work on the front cover AND a possible animated trailer for it in the following months. No sitting on my backside here!
So therefore, my thanks to everyone who supported, sponsored, retweeted, blogged, or did everything and anything to get the name of this campaign out. It is appreciated. Your gifts will all be sent out sometime early next year - but to show my appreciation, I will have a special something planned in the next few days for you all.
Until then, have a great weekend folks!