Tuesday, 10 April 2018
It's A Numbers Game
Unbound Authors are obsessed with numbers. How many people follow them, like their posts, retweet their tweets?. How many people have backed them with pledges? And the biggie, what percentage funding have they reached?
For a while now I've been obsessed with getting to 50% funding. Somehow, I feel once I'm halfway to being fully funded, the road to publication will become less bumpy. I stare at my current 47% willing the numbers to roll over purely by the power of telekinesis. It hasn't worked so far. I'll be sure to let you know if it does.
Yesterday, I acquired a new number obsession. The Hunt for the Elusive Number 100. I have, you see, 99 backers. Can I run that past you again? 99 relatively sane and intelligent people have had enough faith in Note to Boy to pledge for it. Amazing. Incredible. I am so grateful.
Now the hunt is on for number 100. Where is he or she? How can I reach them? What can I say to get them to pledge? I've tried the staring thing, by the way. It doesn't work on backers either. If you are him or her, or if you know them, please ask them to pledge asap and put me out of my misery. I doubt my obsession with numbers will end there though. I've just noticed that this Friday is Friday 13th.