Day 68: Over The Halfway Limit!

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Well, the book reading at Hillhead Library was a huge success!

Thank you to all who took part - Gavin Mitchell and Jennie Ensor (who got some more pledges for her wonderful book) and above all to YOU!

It was lovely to see so many people turn up and so many friendly faces too. The event went smoothly and was a lot of fun for all concerned. I have to say I had a ball and I felt absolutely at home at my desk discussing my writing and reading from my book with help from Jennie and Gavin.

So successful was the event that my novel has shot up from 45% to 56% and there are still some pledges from that day to be collated! Several patrons have also said they will pledge a second time so eager are they to see A Murder Of Crows published!

It really has been a labour of love all this and it's amazing how it can be inspirational to others too. Vince Handley, my first patron, and a damn fine writer in his own right (pun intended) wrote a crow-based poem which was both witty and touching. I had numerous lively conversations with others who had been intrigued by the whole crowdfunding concept as I demystified it for them.

Once again there are many people to thank:

John Cowie

Carole Cassidy

Alasdair Lay

Anne-Marie Timoney

Camelia (Maddi) Alexa

Emma Thomson

Derek Devine

Sara Park

Lindsay Mitchell

Debra Fraser

Susan Souter

Karim Rhemani White

David McColl

These are my latest patrons. Thank you all! A Murder Of Crows now has 77 supporters! I never thought I would see the day! There's been local press coverage too! (see above).

BUT there is still a way to go yet and from here on the clock begins to tick that little bit faster as I now have about three weeks to raise the last of my target - so please share this far and wide and help this wee novel to become a bestseller!

Best Wishes, Ian Skewis.


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