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Publish Lawrence Watt-Evans' Vika's Avenger!

A project in Takoma Park, MD by Lawrence Watt-Evans

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I'm self-publishing my science-fantasy novel Vika's Avenger, and I need money for professional editing and a great cover!
Backers: 344
Average Pledge Per Backer: $36

Funded: $12,213 of $5,000
Dates: Jun 25th -> Jul 25th (30 days)
Project By: Lawrence Watt-Evans
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Latest News

The Home Stretch

July 23rd - via:
With less than two days to go, it looks as if we might hit twelve grand. The art progresses; I got a look at the latest version of the cover today, and it looks good! There's a problem I hoped wouldn't arise, but it has, so I want to address it as... (Read More)

Taking Shape...

July 19th - via:
Okay, today I've received the edited manuscript, and also heard back from our artist. Art first -- the cover is coming along, and we've pretty much agreed on which scenes will get interior illustrations.  There will be six illustrations, no... (Read More)

Pretty pictures!

July 17th - via:
Well, we've just reached $10,000 pledged, which was the next stretch goal.  That means we'll have at least five (possibly six, but don't count on it) interior illustrations, which I think should be enough.  (It'll be six, or maybe even more, if,... (Read More)


July 14th - via:
That last update came out much more brusque than I intended it; sorry about that!  That's what comes of writing one while looking at a really long "to do" list. Anyway.  So many people asked about doing a hardcover with a dust jacket that I went... (Read More)

Dust Jackets -- Why Did It Have to Be Dust Jackets?

July 14th - via:
Okay, in response to the various requests, I have added the "Ambassador" reward level -- $70 gets you a hardcover with dust jacket. We're nearing $10,000; if and when we reach it, I'll commission a couple more interior illustrations. Thank you all... (Read More)

Halfway Home!

July 8th - via:
We're past the halfway point.  Editor Deborah Hogan has the manuscript.  So does artist Bradley Schenck -- I've even seen a very preliminary cover sketch.  If we can get to $10,000, we'll add a few more illustrations; at $12,000 I'll write that... (Read More)

Advance to Next Level

July 7th - via:
Okay, we have $8,000 pledged, and according to my agreement with Bradley Schenck, that funds the cover, layout, and three interior illustrations, one of which will probably be a frontispiece. At $10,000, we get more interior illustrations, the exact... (Read More)

Portrait of the Artist

July 5th - via:
So I said I had settled on my cover artist, and I'm sure you've all been wondering who it could be -- Andy Warhol?  N.C. Wyeth?  Frank Frazetta?  Leonardo da Vinci? Better!  It's Bradley W. Schenck, who has the major advantage over those other... (Read More)

Matters are proceeding...

July 4th - via:
Well, here we are, with three weeks to go. Deborah Hogan, the editor, now has the full manuscript. I've been in discussion with a couple of prospective cover artists, and due to scheduling concerns, varying costs, feedback from readers, and so on,... (Read More)

In response to requests

June 28th - via:
First item:  I've added a customized reward level, "Churzkeeper," in response to a backer's request to get ALL the hardcovers I mentioned.  Anyone who cares to switch to it is welcome to do so.  I've had to limit the quantity because I only have... (Read More)


June 27th - via:
Well, we've met the initial goal, so it's a definite go -- thank you!  And so quickly! But I'd set that goal as low as I thought I could, so this doesn't mean we're done.  This will pay for my first-choice editor -- I didn't want to stint on that... (Read More)

A very good start!

June 26th - via:
This turned out longer than I intended; sorry about that. So here we are, nearing the end of the first day of the campaign, and the total pledged is over $3,500 already.  That's much better than I expected. To be honest, I wasn't sure this would... (Read More)

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