or maybe it’s my birthday (also in September)…but I like to start new projects this time of year. I’ve recently taken redundancy so I have to start something new, for survival purposes as well as enjoyment. Last week I put live a project on FundIt, the Irish version of Kickstarter. If successful, the project will cover the base costs of publishing a book of my short stories on the theme of the sea, titled Saltwater. If not, I’ll get nothing. It’s going OK, as far as I can tell not having done this before, but it is not exactly a stress-free experience putting up a project like this up. Day one with a great big 0% funded on view was absolute torture.
Saltwater is currently 22% funded with 13 days left to go, so am now getting worried that I need to pull some magic out of the box to make this happen. Plus which I am away visiting my folks soon, and don’t know how much I will manage to be online while in Kerry and Cork. I’ve got a feeling I may not have time to post at Lane 7 while all this is going on, so if you’re wondering where I am this month, drop by my FundIt page where I will be trying to spread the word in as nice a way as possible, hopefully without sounding like someone who sells door-to-door short stories for a living. While I’m in sales mode, though: “for a limited period only” 😉 you can read extracts from the stories in the collection at http://ashfeldt.wordpress.com. If you’d like to read the rest, swing by to the SaltWater project on FundIt and drop a few euros in the tin. Thx