Hi guys. I'm getting off my butt and getting started on my very own kick-ass sci-fi universe, for ongoing fiction tomfoolery: https://www.inkshares.com/books/over-the-stars
Over the next 90 days -- but especially over the next few weeks, since that's when a "got me off my butt" contest ends -- I'm eagerly hosting a crowdfunding page at Inkshares.com, to get me started in the wide world of non-franchise fiction. I love my RPG freelance stuff, and it kicks booty, and I'm'a keep plugging away at it, but it's time for me to do my own thing, too.
"Over The Stars" is a long-simmering sci-fi tale I've had cooking on a mental back burner for a while, fueled by many a wargame and RPG session. A friend recently posted a link to a Nerdist.com contest based on Inkshares products of an appropriate category, and that got the ball rolling...so here I am, not putting it off any longer, and working to drum up interest, chop-chop. If I'm in the top three pre-order list (which ends on March 15!), I get all kinds of neat additional support for winning the contest. Even if I'm not, if I get 750 preorders I need in the next 90 days, this will get me off my butt and writing my own, personal, sci-fi universe.
So help me out, folks. If you're a fan of my work, you're gonna dig "Over The Stars." It's an ideological clash sparked by my real-life history degree and the stereotypes different ideologies have about one another's best and worst qualities, it's a thrilling space yarn told by a diverse cast of military cadet type characters, it's an action-packed, starship battling, plasma-rifle toting, mono-combat-knife using, down and gritty, clunky, sci-fi action tale.
Oh, and it's very much just the first story planned for these characters, and this universe.
It's gonna be sweet, and it'll be even sweeter if I get my foot in the door by way of this kick-ass contest. Right now the numero uno, top dog, man to beat in this contest has about 150 readers backing him. I think I've got a real shot at this.
So please spread the word, please make a pledge, and please spread the word some more: https://www.inkshares.com/books/over-the-stars
It's much appreciated.