We're currently two weeks in to the crowd-funding campaign, and we're 20% of our way to the goal! That's pretty amazing.
It's definitely been a learning experience running this thing. The social media aspect as pretty new to me. I have done blogs in the past, but they tended to come in with a built in audience. When you write about Mass Effect 3, there's a pretty big fan base that is looking for Mass Effect 3 content.
For True Son, I'm building the brand right from the start. I would love to just let it stand on its own, based on the merits of my writing. However, that's not the way of the world, and I need to get out there and promote in order to make sure people hear about it. As hard as finding an agent or a publisher may be for first time authors, I've come to see the appeal in the last few weeks.
That being said, I'm so happy with the way this has all gone. The funding is coming in, people are enjoying True Son of the Empire, and by February I'll have a book with my name on the cover. That's amazing!