Re. the write-a-thon: we did
it: we passed the $1,000 mark. I must say that two of
the latest donors attempted to return us to a position in which
there was a 6.66 in the total, but since they both did it, they
What you wonderful people have earned yourselves so far is:
1) Thirty-five extra comics, to be posted at my discretion.
Because I do have one of those pesky job things, I won't be
able to manage them all at once, but I'll spread the extras out
over the course of the next year. In the fall, for instance,
there will be two weeks of daily comics (i.e., seven extra strips).
I'll manage a full month, but not particularly probable. All
you need to know is that every once in a while, I'll be going,
"Hey, guys, guess what? There will be daily comics for the
next fortnight. Yay!"
2) A $666.66-inspired Casey panel, which can be found
3) A drawing of a steampunk version of Neil Gaiman. I'm
not sure when this one will happen, as I'm a teeny bit buried in
marking at the moment, but it will eventually turn up, probably
when you are least expecting it. This little "reward" exists
becauseI seem to take an "in for a penny, in for a pound"
approach to fundraising; since I'm committed to this whole
write-a-thon thing, I'll raise as much money as I can, damn it all.
So on Monday, I asked Neil Gaiman to retweet my request for
donations and promised that if I hit $1,000, I would draw a
steampunk Neil Gaiman. Why? Because I could. Mr.
Gaiman has retweeted Clarion requests before, so I figured...well,
why not, after all?
He retweeted my request. Over 2,400 people visited the
donation page. I figure only a few of them donated, but along
with the other recent donations from my friends, WoB
readers, and probably some Clarion
people, it's been enough to push us up from around $700 to over
Some of Mr. Gaiman's Twitter followers also found the West of Bathurst
link on the donation
page, and they have spent the past four days reading through the
archives. Welcome, Mr. Gaiman's Twitter followers. I
hope your eyes aren't bleeding by this point. There are quite
a few comics in the archives.
The write-a-thon ends on Saturday. If you haven't yet
donated, please consider doing so. This is your last chance to be nagged and bullied into
. Don't miss out on the opportunity.
Also: $1,000! Dude!
I have progressed in my proofreading, mostly by virtue of reading a
chapter every time I need a break from the cursed marking.
I've got through fourteen chapters (out of twenty-six).
I hope to finish the rest by the time the write-a-thon
officially ends on Saturday night.