Mfecane, a novel

A project in Chicago, IL by Patrick Ogle

Funding Successful

A Time of Troubles
Backers: 41
Average Pledge Per Backer: $88

Funded: $3,609 of $3,500
Dates: Apr 16th -> May 23rd (37 days)
Project By: Patrick Ogle
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Latest News

Funded! With 23 Hours To Spare!

May 22nd - via:
Again let me say THANK YOU. When the 23 or so remaining hours or so are done I will send out the backer stuff but no hurry on that since nothing is really going OUT on this for a bit. If YOU have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.  I have... (Read More)

The Project has funded as of now but.....

May 21st - via:
Hello and thank you to everyone who pledged to help this fund. I am grateful to you all but I would still encourage my "watchers" to pledge--and not out of greed! (well not totally out of greed). I am cautious because I had one project where a large... (Read More)

52 Hours To Go (as I type this)

May 21st - via:
The countdown is now in hours. There is a QA version of these updates but I can never think of any good questions to ask. But I do have one now. What would get anyone waiting to decide to pledge? I was thinking boudoir photos of me and my cat. But I... (Read More)

Help! and some details on how I am writing

May 19th - via:
The actual home stretch is here!  And I just realized that Monday I am having a medical procedure (nothing serious) that will make me unavailable most of the day to harass everyone. I'm asking all of YOU to do some harassing for me. Ideally this... (Read More)

Pledge begging and a new "reward" for everyone.

May 15th - via:
Hello everyone, SO I would like to encourage folks to pledge. I haven't been going heavy with the pledge begging on this particular kickstarter. Part of it is that we started off relatively strong and part of it is that I am just not feeling like... (Read More)

How did I write this? etc.

May 14th - via:
I've had a few people ask me about my process, how I write. My first impulse is to describe it how a friend once described my mental process (like a monkey jumping from branch to branch randomly in a tree). Of course, this isn't absolutely true but... (Read More)

Today would be a GREAT day to pledge if you planned to...

May 10th - via:
Funding of this little project is a lot closer with about 28% left to go. If you were planning to pledge as things moved along now would be a GREAT time to do so. Part of the reason is I have some ideas for "stretch goals." A stretch goal is one that... (Read More)

A New Reward--YOU, as a character in the Novel

May 1st - via:
OK, so I was thinking about adding a limited opportunity to let a small number of people to become a character in the book. Really I was just going to change the name of existing characters or give unnamed characters a person's name but....same... (Read More)

Time, Space and other crap....

April 24th - via:
Before I launched this I shot a few videos talking about it. They are not very technical but they make up for that with....background noise. The first talks about science fiction, alien life in my fake universe and the second nature of time and... (Read More)

My "off the cuff" description of what the REAL mfecane was....

April 23rd - via:
Here is a quick (and kind of superficial) link explaining in more detail. Here is a detailed link (you have to pay or be in school to access it)... (Read More)

Four Days in and 27 percent funded.

April 19th - via:
Hello everyone, I wanted to get in touch with everyone to say thanks for pledging, thinking about pledging, imagining pledging, liking/commenting/reposting social media talking about this project. I also wanted to share something. You may have... (Read More)

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