I am now several weeks into crowdfunding my horror novel with Unbound. There have been highs, lows and everything in between.
First the highs. I am over a quarter of the way to my funding target. So many people have believed in me enough to support my novel and I am so so grateful! Somebody even pledged £400 and bought the right to name a character! It’s an incredible feeling to see so much support from friends and loved ones.
Which leads me to the lows. I’m not really reaching an audience beyond friends and family. Crowdfunding is hard. Super hard. And though I’m getting lots of well wishes and retweets on Twitter, I’m not getting much support on the way of pledges. It’s a difficult thing to go through, and makes you doubt yourself. Is my novel no good? Do people not want to read it? Or am I just not advertising enough?
I’m still editing the novel and sending out to beta readers, it’s going well. So, even if I don’t make my funding target I will have a competed manuscript by the end of the time limit. Which is great, but I haven’t given up yet. Being published has been my dream since I was eight years old.
I am not giving up that easy.
If you’re interested in my horror novel The Log House you can find out more here.