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Kickstarter project is now live!

The kickstarter to self publish the book is now live!  Please consider supporting me in making this a reality!

 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/651841039/jason-and-the-draconauts

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Kickstarter begins in 4 days…

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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/651841039/499692141?token=accedb5e

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Kickstarter!

The Kickstarter to publish Jason and the Draconauts will be beginning soon!  Please stay tuned and consider if you will help fund the project!

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Fun day in upstate NY!

Thanks to the entire sixth grade at Harpursville Elementary School for listening to a freshly edited Chapter 1, watching me lose half my body weight in sweat (it must have been 104 degrees in that room!), and then asking some really good questions. Lots of fun!

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Feedback wanted!

So from my last post, I sent the book in to Amazon’s Createspace.com website for an evaluation.  It was a really positive experience, both from getting good feedback about the novel and about changes I can make to make it better.  I am struggling with one piece of feedback, not that it was bad, but as far as what to do with it.  Here it is and then I’ll add more…

 

The title is a nice familiar reference to the 1963 film Jason and the Argonauts. Since the teenagers do not SPOILERS!!! until Chapter 15, this title creates a strong sense of curiosity and anticipation in the reader. However, you might consider possibly changing the title of the novel to Jason and Dragonauts. While the term draconaut has a nice ring to it, it might be more appropriate to alter the term to dragonaut; this would make the connection to dragons a little bit more clear, and this term sounds more similar to argonaut. 

 

Some friends of mine have agreed with me that it is kind of like changing your child’s name.  My obvious goal is to make this book as good as it can be, but does that include making a minor change to the title itself?  I really would love some feedback on this.  What do you all think?

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Editorial Evaluation

The editorial evaluation is back!  Got some really good and encouraging feedback.  Have a lot more NEW work to do, but I definitely see a Kickstarter for this thing in the future.  Please stay tuned!

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More Updates

Chapter 33 is done and off to my wife, plus I have a very small start on Chapter 34, which may just be the last chapter (I say that hesitantly, but excitedly as well).  Maybe I will get the first draft of this thing done in 2012 (the Year of the Dragon).  Here’s hoping…

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