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Prelude to a Crowdfunding

February 27th, 2014 at 21:16

All those people who asked what I was going to do with all this time once Jemima started Kinder? Well, yes. They can stop asking silly questions in future, can’t they?

Today was the first week I had the full three days (it alternates, two and then three) and it didn’t feel like nearly enough to get anything done – though at the same time I did get quite a lot done, AND had time to have a cold (seriously, my child starting school is the closest I ever get to sick leave) and had time to read and breathe and keep up with the washing up.

It’s like I don’t know myself any more.

My main problem, as I see it, is that I hit my month’s wordcount goal a few days ago, and while I promptly set myself a ‘stretch goal,’ I obviously didn’t believe in it because I haven’t written a word since.

cranky-ladies-logoI have edited a short story that’s appearing in a pro anthology later this year, and I did my BAS two days early instead of my usual one day late, so there’s that.

Also, finally, FINALLY, I finally ticked off the final stages of the SFWA Bulletin that has been filling my world since I committed to it back before Christmas. It is in the hands of printers and e-book designers now, and off my desk which means I can be fond of it again. I’m proud of what we did with it, but it’s going to be a while before I volunteer again to take on an editing job…

OH WAIT.

There’s this other project that has been waiting in the wings, ready to fly. Tehani and I have been plotting the Cranky Ladies of History anthology, featuring a bunch of exciting authors and even more exciting historical women of note. Tehani blogs about the project here.

We’re launching a Pozible crowdfunding campaign to pay pro rates for our authors, starting on Saturday and running for the whole of March. To celebrate the book AND Women’s History Month, we’re also setting up a massive cranky ladies of history blog tour to take over the internet with cranky, angry, downright furious queens, bluestockings, poets, scientists, artists, wives, warriors, politicians, mistresses, vixens, viragos, gunslingers, pirates and many, many more.

It’s going to be fun, and hopefully by the end of the month we’ll have our book funded! We’re especially excited that we succeeded in our application to partner with Arts Tasmania – and they’ll be giving us an extra $2000 if we fund successfully.

I’d apologise for the fact that I’m going to be blogging, Tweeting and generally declaiming about historical ladies who want to punch you in the face all month but I REGRET NOTHING.

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2 Responses to “Prelude to a Crowdfunding”

  1. ElanorMJ Says:

    I’m excited about this. i want to read all the blogs!

  2. Sidsel Pedersen Says:

    That sounds awesome! I am looking forward to lots of weird tweets and great blogposts!

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