Tuesday, July 10, 2012
It's a wonderful time to be alive.
As I announced to my readership last year, Raven c. s. McCracken has been working on a new edition of The World of Synnibarr ; however, I had no idea it would be ready so soon. McCracken has launched a Kickstarter project for the new Synnibarr (which apparently carries the subtitle of “Invicta”). I am so excited by this development, I have placed a Synnibarr Kickstarter widget in the side column (temporarily) above the “Where's Dave?” appeal.
The project home page says, “The eagerly anticipated -and simplified- redesign, is in the final beta-testing phase a full year ahead of schedule.” McCracken estimates publication in September 2013.
The goal is $55,000 and just about $3,000 has been pledged so far. That means McCracken has three weeks to get $52,000. I love me some midnight sunstone bazooka, but I'm not optimistic about reaching this goal. Maybe McCracken should have concentrated on one book at a time; start small and let the enthusiasm snowball.
McCracken's no quitter. So if this project isn't successful, I know it won't be the end of the 'new' Synnibarr. However, I can't image how severe the setback will be without this funding. All we can do is hope, “For we have the hearts and imaginations, but not the power or frontiers...”