Reblogging aggressively. Some publishers will throw your manuscript into the slush pile or, worse, the trash if you don’t follow their desired format. Spec fic publishers are especially strict about manuscript formatting.
Also reblogging aggressively.
about half of this is a cool article and then the writer shimmies pretty far up that whole Serious Modern Paganism/Shamanism pole and I am pretty leery of that lifestyle in general, but it’s still a good and apparently well-researched piece! in my inexpert opinion!
Lake of Golden Fireflies
Each night, droves of fireflies converge around the dark waters of this small lake. Upon death the water absorbs all but the golden compounds shed by their wings.
And that is why, though dazzling to behold from afar, it is a place only a fox dare tread.
Good fishing to be had here, so says Sol.
my otp categories include “close friends who love each other platonically and would do anything for each other in canon, but also kiss in my mind” and “Oh My God, This is So Fucked Up”
I JUST LOVE HOW OUR THREE PAIRS ARE HOLDING COMPLEMENTARY OBJECTS IN HERE
There’s no need to point out the scarf sharing anymore, but
KuroShiro = Cake + Fork
haha one single fork for the two, why need more *shots*
MikoRei = Bottle + Two flutes
tied with a ruban. And it must be that I’m crazy but to me the two flutes are forming some sort of heart and the wrapping of the bottle is forming a heart too. But I’m crazy, I know.
SaruMi = Bouquet of roses+ One rose
from the bouquet, of course given by Misaki
And my life is complete.
And I love christmas.
Eat my cake.
Drink my wine.
Take my flower.
That’s how it looks to me. I’M SO SORRY
These are all going into my daily vocabulary right the fuck now.
I fucking love military acronyms. They are the best.
Our most popular Kickstarter rewards are $25 (all three ebooks) and $50 (all three physical books). A couple of backers asked if we could provide upgrades for the popular ebook reward levels, to include something tangible like postcards. Sadly, this wouldn’t be practical because it would involve our authors writing 300+ extra sets of postcards, plus mailing costs. However! We really wanted to add a bonus reward to celebrate hitting 75% of our funding goal, so here’s our new behind-the-scenes bonus commentary reward!
This digital pack will include:
- "DVD commentary"-style notes from each of the three authors, giving extra background information on their novels, the writing process, and their experiences when going through the editing/publishing process for the first time.
- early test sketches from the artists.
- character sheets with extra detail and backstory info that didn’t make it into the books.
- fandom meta-style letters or essays from the authors.
- terrible selfies of everyone slaving over their manuscripts while lurking in an un-heated garret, as is traditional for all first-time authors.
- behind-the-scenes diaries or messages from some of the editors/publishers at BBP.
This is all exclusive content that will only ever be available in the behind-the-scenes commentary pack. We thought something like this would be cool not just for backers in general (because you guys are special and are helping to launch the books into the wide wide world), but specifically to a fandom audience.
As fans, we often wish we could learn more about our favourite characters and stories, and this way the BBP authors can help with that. It’s already been really interesting to see the questions our authors have received during their Q&As on Tumblr. Nat hasn’t done a Q&A yet, but Erin’s questions so far have seemed more fannish (“What do you think the main fandom ships will be?”) while Kady’s were to do with the writing process (“How do you navigate writing strong/weak female characters?”). Each of the three authors will have different ideas on what they should include in their behind-the-scenes letters and essays, but it will all definitely be interesting to people who enjoyed the books. :)
The behind-the-scenes commentary pack will be available at $35 or $60+, as upgrades from the $25/$50 all-three-ebooks/physical books reward levels. Here’s what you get in the new upgrades:
- $35: All three ebooks, plus exclusive backer updates, plus the behind-the-scenes commentary pack.
- $60: All three physical books, plus exclusive backer updates, personalised postcard updates from the authors, and the behind-the-scenes commentary pack.
Every pledge above $60 will automatically include the new digital pack. Anyone with a lower pledge level can just add another $10 (or whatever) onto their original pledge, and select this upgrade. And if there’s something you’d really like to see included that we haven’t mentioned here already, we’re open to suggestions! :)