This year I chose to be a massive cheat for NaNoWriMo by both adding to an existing work and editing it. To double down on the cheating, it isn’t even a novel, but a sourcebook for one of my favourite roleplaying games, Numenera!

Over the course of NaNoWriMo, I wrote approximately 20k additional words on my project and did 30 hours of editing, resulting in a final word count for the project of 60883.

I’ve still got a lot of work to do. I need to do all the art orders, get the actual art, get the map made for it, do all the layout, get it properly edited by someone who is not me and then publish this bad boy. All these things will cost money because I suck at them and will need to pay someone else – so I guess my next task is actually finding people to do these jobs and rustling up the money to pay them.

Kickstarter for many seems to be a mixed bag, but so far I’ve had fairly good luck with it. Out of all the projects I’ve backed, including ones that have not yet finished funding, a little over 50% have delivered me things.

Of the ones that haven’t delivered yet, nearly all of them haven’t yet reached their estimated delivery dates or even finished their kickstarter campaigns yet. In fact, only about 8 or so have passed their deadlines and of those, only about 2 or 3 have basically disappeared with the money and never delivered anything and cut all communications with anyone.

On the whole, I’ve had a pretty good run, I’d say.