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ETA SATURDAY EVE:
GOAL MET!!!

[therefore please ignore the following plea, which is preserved here for archival purposes only]







So, People of the Internet, the situation is this:


For the past several years I've done my writing on (imperfectly) resurrected computers. You can read some of the results of this keyboard-mashing here.  Recently, I've had yet another used computer die on me. If I want to finish book two of THE CRESCENT MOON KINGDOMS - not to mention several in-the-works short stories - I'm going to need a replacement. I haven't had a new computer in years. But like almost everyone else these days ("99%" of us, as it were), things are pretty rough for me financially at the moment.


So I'm going to try and crowdfund a laptop. I'm trying to raise $1,000.

And there are prizes!

*Everyone* who contributes will be thanked in the Acknowledgments for Book II. You will also be entered into a raffle along the following lines:

$10-50 One raffle entry
$51-99 Two raffle entries
$100-200 Three raffle entries
$200+ Four raffle entries

Raffle winners will be chosen via random number generation. The first winner will have first prize pick. The second will have second pick. Etc.


Prizes!:

- CRESCENT MOON KINGDOMS tuckerization I: A character whose name, gender, and appearance are roughly modeled upon you will appear in Book II and/or III as a doomed soldier in The Hundred Thousand Roses (the 'pseudo-Crusaders').

- CRESCENT MOON KINGDOMS tuckerization II: A character whose name, gender, and appearance are roughly modeled upon you will appear in Book II and/or III as a doomed soldier in The Heavenly Army (the 'pseudo-Saracens').

- A line edit and global critique of a 1K-6K-word short story or novel synopsis.

- A signed, personalized ARC of THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON.

- A signed, personalized hardcover 1st edition of THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON

(Any of these prizes may be given as a gift as well)


- Whether you would like your contribution to remain anonymous (ie, whether I should keep your name out of the acknowledgements), or how you would like your name to appear in the printed acknowledgements.

- Your first and second choices for raffle prizes, or whether you choose to be excluded from the raffle.
            -For the book copies, please include the address you'd like the books sent to. (Keep in mind that the hardcover won't be sent until late January.)
            - I'll send you further details on the critique process if you win that prize.
            - For tuckerizations, please indicate the name and gender of the person being tuckerized, along with a few lines of           
              description.  Useful details might include hair and eye color, build, 'distinguishing features,' etc.

- Whether you'd prefer to be contacted at a different email address than the one you sent the contribution through.

Thanks a ton! As soon as I hit my goal I will make an announcement and return any further contributions/entries.

Finally, sorry to LJ diehards for posting this here after being away fooling around with twitter so long. But I'm having some issues with my main site.
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slweippert From: slweippert Date: October 14th, 2011 05:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I haven't got any money to send (broke college student), but I can signal boost for you. May your raffle be a great success.
saladinahmed From: saladinahmed Date: October 15th, 2011 12:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the boost!
misadventurelad From: misadventurelad Date: October 14th, 2011 05:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sadly, a fat, sarcastic woman named Akila that swears in Spanish is much more likely to be invincible than doomed. I will still try to scrape the pennies together because sans computer, I find the likluhood of adorable Naima/Malcolm updates less likely.
saladinahmed From: saladinahmed Date: October 15th, 2011 12:37 am (UTC) (Link)
:)
nojojojo From: nojojojo Date: October 14th, 2011 11:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
If I get A Certain Paycheck soon enough, I will definitely be contrib'ing. I wouldn't have finished the Inheritance Trilogy if not for the generosity of a friend in a critical moment.
saladinahmed From: saladinahmed Date: October 15th, 2011 12:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks in any case, chum.
coffeeem From: coffeeem Date: October 15th, 2011 06:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
...aaand boosted!
saladinahmed From: saladinahmed Date: October 16th, 2011 02:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you thank you!
muppetk From: muppetk Date: October 15th, 2011 10:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Any of your books for sale in e-book format? Most of your prizes don't do much for me, but I got here via a link from Diane Duane & I enjoyed the one of your short stories I just read & I figure a sale is nearly as good as a donation. :)
saladinahmed From: saladinahmed Date: October 16th, 2011 02:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Happily I've already made the goal - but keep your eyes open for e-editions of the novel!
difrancis From: difrancis Date: October 15th, 2011 10:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
boosted the signal too. I can always toss in a prize too, if you think anybody'd be interested.
saladinahmed From: saladinahmed Date: October 16th, 2011 02:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks a bunch!
aspidites From: aspidites Date: October 16th, 2011 12:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Here thru a signal boost from coffeeem... I was not previously familiar with your work, but I guess I soon will be :-) Kicking a small donation your way - much luck to you!
saladinahmed From: saladinahmed Date: October 16th, 2011 02:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks very much, and nice to 'meet' you!
netmouse From: netmouse Date: October 17th, 2011 02:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Sorry I missed the news in time to help, but very glad to hear you made your goal.
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