It’s been busy at #Highwayman’sHideout! On Saturday I attended Fighting Fantasy Fest 2 in Ealing, where two hundred or so gamebook fans gathered to celebrate 35 years of the Fighting Fantasy series. I took the opportunity to plug my kickstarter for all it was worth, passing out sample pages, flyers and wearing a sign around my neck. I made several new friends, met other gamebook writers, put my project onto the radar of some of the genre’s influencers and even found some new backers.
Today I’ve been putting finishing touches to the Kickstarter video and campaign site. A good friend and successful gamebook writer gave me some much-appreciated feedback on Saturday, so tweakings have turned into re-writings and the best part of a day’s work.
That means that tomorrow is given over for social marketing: I’ll be messaging everyone I can on every platform I can access to remind them of the Steam Highwayman Kickstarter Campaign Launch: 8:00pm London time. Then roll on 8pm… It feels very much like the ratcheting climb up an unfamiliar rollercoaster. I’ve heard a lot about the ups and downs of running a kickstarter, but now I’m about to find out the only way that will really teach me!
Lord God, into your hands I commit the entire project.
Can I get an ‘Amen’?