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March Grocery Fund Update

As I write this, the Grocery Fund for March sits at $69.63, pretty far short of its $300 goal. That’s quite a drop off, considering that we reached the goal in both January and February, but there are a couple of reasons not to panic!

1) The Special People IndieGoGo campaign has been running this month (and will still be going next month), so I’ve been directing people’s attention towards that quite a bit. Some funds that might have been used to buy things from the Store or left as donations have gone towards the fundraiser, instead, and that’s great!

2) I’m not counting in-person sales/preorders of DISCOVERY towards the Grocery Fund until I receive payment for them. The books haven’t arrived yet, but they should be hitting my doorstep in the next couple of days. Once I start putting them into people’s hands and getting paid for them, those sales will get counted towards the Grocery Fund. They’ll probably get counted towards April instead of March, though.

Thank you to everyone who has been chipping in, whether that’s to the Grocery Fund or the Special People fundraiser. We’re still only in the third month of this crazy ride, so there are plenty of good things to come, and lots of growth to go through!

Edit: As of March 30, some unanticipated generosity has pushed us much closer to the $300 goal. Hooray, and thank you!

Podcast: Happy Friday 007

Happy Friday! Here’s episode 7 of my podcast.

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Show Notes

0:01 – 9:37 Introduction and announcements. DISCOVERY, the first quarterly Year of Stories print collection, is nearly ready. Grocery Fund update. Flare Fiction: Volume 2 now available. Pirate Week is next week!

9:38 – 12:14 Year of Stories: discussion of Escape Velocity.

12:15 – 13:37 Personal Update: we’ve found a place to move, with a real office for me!

13:38 – 16:28 My Reading: Thoughts on The Hobbit and how Tolkien inspires me.

16:29 – 24:19 My self-publishing process. The tools I use and the steps involved.

24:20 – 25:33 Sign-off.


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