A Birthday Treat for OMGrey!

Throughout each week I get several emails as well as comments on my blog posts from readers who enjoy my writing or podcasts. Some write in to tell me how much better their relationship is partially in thanks to my blog. Others tell me how they’ve opened up and are more intimate with their partner than ever. Then there are the readers who empathize with the sadder posts, and they feel better if only because they are not alone.

Saturday, November 12th is my 42nd birthday, and this is what I want for my birthday this year…

If my writing or podcasts have ever touched you in some way, either profoundly like helped your sense of self or your relationship, if one of my poems tugged at your heart strings, or one of my short stories entertained you during your lunch break, please consider showing your gratitude with a pledge to my Kickstarter Project. It doesn’t have to be much. The rewards start at $10, but ever single $1.00 helps. You cannot possibly pledge too little. Wish me a Happy Birthday by supporting my work with at least $1.00 pledge.

Here are some links to my free short stories. Please read them, and if you are entertained, please consider showing your appreciation by pledging at least $1.00. This is also the best way to wish me a Happy Birthday, and it’s less than the cost of a birthday card.

As I post this, there is only 70 hours remaining in my Kickstarter Project, and I am $700 short of reaching my goal. If I don’t raise the entire $4000, I won’t get a dime. Not one single dime.

Please pledge at least $1 or consider increasing your pledge $1. Remember, the holiday season is coming up, and one of my books can be a great Christmas or Yuletide gift! Perhaps even buying someone a character in a short story — what better gift is there than immortality. 🙂 At the very least, share with your social networks and leave a comment here telling me you’ve done so.

——> PLEDGE HERE <——- (at least watch my sultry video)

Or, alternatively, you can always buy me some Godiva Dark Chocolates. 😉

Thank you all for your wonderful support.

~ by omgrey on November 9, 2011.

4 Responses to “A Birthday Treat for OMGrey!”

  1. Hi O.M. – Congratulations! It appears you’ve reached your KickStarter Goal. I’m new to your blog, having found you through your ‘friend,’ Christine Rose, but just wanted to say, “way to go” with reaching your target.

    I am curious – sounds like your plan is to use the funds to publish your next book. So, I take it you’re not planning on using a POD publisher like CreateSpace??? If that’s true, I’m wondering why not. It seems the most economical way that also does not tie up working capital. Or do you plan on using POD and using the funds for other expenses like cover design, marketing, etc.

    Curious minds want to know.

    • Yes, Christine and I are very close. 😉 …and thanks for the congrats! What a wonderful surprise to wake up this morning and see it was funded!!

      Both Christine and I publish through the author co-op Blue Moose Press, and we do use POD printers. Normally, BMP uses Lightning Source as their printer/distributor, but we’re going to experiment with CreateSpace for both The Zombies of Mesmer and the Caught in the Cogs Anthology. The money will be used for ISBNs, editing services, layout, cover design, eBook conversion, and printing costs, as we sell most our printed copies at conventions and other such events.

      The new novel I’m working on may or may not be published in this way. I do have a fabulous agent (Louise Fury), and if she likes the new book enough (and thinks it’s marketable enough), we will try to get it published by NYC. The problem with my work (or rather the problem NYC has with my work) is that it generally doesn’t fit into one of their boxes. Several NY editors loved Avalon Revisited, for example, but they felt they couldn’t sell it with the male 1st person POV in a romance. So it goes.

  2. Congratulations on reaching your Kickstarter goal, and have a happy birthday! Looking forward to reading more of your work.

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