In Exile

By Alexandra Turney

A melancholy Dionysus is re-born in 20th century Rome and creates a new cult – three teenage girls who will do anything to prove their devotion.

Friday, 1 June 2018

100% funded!

(A Bacchanal by Jan Brueghel the Elder)

In Exile is 100% funded! You made this happen!

I reached 100% last night. Then I dreamt that someone was telling me that I actually had to reach 200%, and I woke up in a panic. But it's okay, 100% is enough, thank god...

Thank you all so much for your support, whether it was financial or emotional or both. When I started the process six months ago, if you'd told me that 149 people - friends, family, colleagues, old acquaintances, total strangers - would support my book, I wouldn't have believed you. (There's a nice example of the third conditional to confuse my students with...)

If I know you, I've already thanked you, but thanks again. And if I don't know you, and I haven't been able to track you down on the internet to message you somehow - thank you!

Special thank yous:

  • Robert and Fiona, who took me to 100%.
  • Those of you who not only bought the book, but also generously donated some extra money - you know who you are. I'm extremely grateful!
  • Kwaku, who decided to take a chance on In Exile when no one else would. Whatever happens next with In Exile and my "literary career", it wouldn't have happened without you.
  • My parents, for all the support and encouragement, and the reminders that the crowdfunding is just a part of the process. What really matters is the book...
  • Valeriano, for everything.

So, what happens next?

Editing, mainly. First I need to do some work on my own, and then I'll be working with a professional editor so the book is as good as it can possibly be before it arrives in your letterbox. I'll post another update when I have some news.



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