Monday, May 5, 2008

Star Harbor Nights!

Ok, some of you know that I read Tales of MU obsessively. But you may not know that our beloved author also has a project called Star Harbor Nights. Well, today I came across this via her Twitter. I'm really excited, but since I'm not in a position to help financially right now, I asked for permission to show my support this way!

What you see below is Alexandra Erin's post in it's entirety.

Attention, Harbor Fans!
Filed under: Uncategorized — Alexandra Erin @ 6:42 am

New to the Harborverse? I suggest you check out the archive site at www.starharbornights.net and start reading the whole thing from the beginning.

Want to see new stories set in the Harborverse? Give your donation of $1 or more today. For every $50 in donations I receive, I will post an update… spread out so that there’s two or three in a week, with an exact schedule To Be Announced. The more donations are coming in, the more often I’ll update. Basically, you guys set the schedule with your support.

The first run of new chapters will begin on Monday, June 2nd. Yeah, almost a month away… but I want to give people a chance to build the donation total up a bit, both directly through their own contributions and by spreading the word. If you can get your friends to start reading and get addicted alongside you, then they might kick something in, too.

Alternatively, if you guys surprise the hell out of me and get the donation total up to $1,000 or more before the start of June, I’ll start posting chapters on the next weekday.

Fully Anticipated Questions:

How do I donate?

Look in the sidebar at the right. Currently it’s just Pay Pal. For some reason, my attempts to add an Amazon Honor System paybox aren’t working. I hope to have that option here soon.

I’ll stress this: only donations made through this page will count to the Star Harbor donation total, as I’m tracking this separately from donations on my main site to support the continuation of my writing in general.

What if more than $50 is donated at a time?

Then there’ll be more than one update coming up. Here’s how it works. If there’s currently $121 in donations, and I post a chapter, that leaves $71 and another chapter coming.

What about that $21 left over? Does it get wasted?

No. That’s $21 towards the next update.

You have a lot of other writing projects. How do we know this won’t fall on the back burner after we give our money for updates?

Because I’m asking for money up front, I’m going to treat this as a higher level obligation than my side projects like Void Dogs and 3 Seas. It might take a while to work out the optimal update schedule, but your donation will never be wasted: if there’s $50 in the till and for some reason I can’t get an update up, that $50 isn’t “used up.”

The thing is, people have been clamoring for a return of Star Harbor for a while now. If the readers are willing to put their money where their mouse is, I’m willing to give them what they want.

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1 comment:

Ellie said...

People should read this.