Monday, 5 November 2018
It's been a while since my last update triumphantly announcing we had made it to 100% funding...apologies for radio silence since then, but here is a bit of an insight as to the process so far and where we are at:
First of all I was put in touch with a structural editor, a quite brilliant story teller by the name of Hal Duncan, who spent a couple of weeks re-ordering the work…
We did it!!!
Thursday, 18 January 2018
A very VERY overdue update for everyone, but, and i'll be honest, I had begun to lose faith(!), it's an update that I've been dreaming of writing since the day the Phase Lock campaign launched 318 days ago - I am utterly delighted to confirm that with the help of all my amazing supporters we have reached the 100% funded mark!
105% to be precise.
I only want to say that I forever grateful…
Pitch from Pledge Party...
Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Evening everyone, just a quick update to let you know that the Pledge Party went well Monday evening! There was a good turnout, probably around 40 people who came along to support and listen to the pitches of myself and 7 other Unbound authors.
We had a real mixed bag of genres and all had a really great story to tell be it fiction or fact! There were four autobiogrpahies covering issues and experiences…
Finished Phase Lock artwork!
Thursday, 1 June 2017
Good evening readers!
Exciting quick update and first reveal of some artwork that has been finalised inspired by Phase Lock!
When I was first setting up my Unbound project I knew I wanted to create some interesting and different pledge rewards. I had a look through other live projects to see what others had done - I was determined to offer my backers the opportunity to get something cool in…
'Digit Dipper' - recipe
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Sincere apologies to all for my criminal lack of content for the past couple of weeks! I've hit a bit of a wall, the pledges are still coming in but at a slower rate...that said I'm immensely confident that i'll get the high ticket pledge levels purchased in the coming weeks. I've also worked up a flyer to distribute to generate some more interest... Then we should be there, 100% funded and on to…
Free postage - time to upgrade!
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
A really swift update - you may have seen on social media, but as a direct reminder for those of you who have pledged to the digital only category, if you upgrade to a pledge level with a paperback reward the postage is FREE until this Sunday 30th April (reduced for international deliveries). Simply upgrade your pledge and input code 'FREESHIPPING' to get your copy sent to your…
Monday, 3 April 2017
So I mention in my profile that I'm a bit obsessed with the whole post-apocalyptic thing. During long plane, train and automobile journeys it's often where my mind drifts - what would this place look like/ be like post-apocalypse? What would these people be like? would they survive? would they be baddies or goodies!? How would I fare if it all happened now? How would I get back…
Something to whet the appetite & coincidental brilliant artwork.
Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Fantastic news - we have hit 30% and all well within the estimated one month target time frame - THANK YOU!!
I thought it only fair therefore to offer up some more content from my draft manuscript - I've chosen the following short section for two reasons:
1. - It should hopefully be a teaser of things to come in terms of my writing style and also a 'scene' with some growing tension…
Thank you & relationships...
Thursday, 23 March 2017
Quarter of the way there!
25% of funding secured!
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all my incredible supporters! Your pledges are so very gratefully received and I'm really delighted with the start we've made in the mission to get Phase Llock committed to print!
You guys have been such a boost to my confidence in my work and to my faith in this process - we WILL get there!
10:12 & other musings
Thursday, 16 March 2017
Right 10 days in 12% funded...a solid start!
Massive thanks to all those who have pledged their support, keep spreading the word guys and get more to follow your sensible lead! I'm working hard to contact (literally!) everyone I know or have known to plea.
I'm investigating various forums to appeal to the group of people I dont know but I hope are buy-in to the subject matter - the post apocalyptic…
Here we go!
Tuesday, 7 March 2017
So the baby is in bed, the wife is in the bath and i'm writing the first few words and sentences of the first blog of what is a tremendously exciting process - crowdfunding to generate the funds for my debut novel Phase Lock!
I'd never written even a short story before I started on Phase Lock, let alone a complete manuscript for a book(!) but it was a process that just kept on giving - from occupying…