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Self-Promotion Post for the 2014 Rose and Bay Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2014 Rose and Bay Awards:


Art: ysabetwordsmith Nominate art
Fiction: ysabetwordsmith Nominate fiction
Poetry: ysabetwordsmith Nominate poetry
Webcomic: ysabetwordsmith Nominate webcomics
Other Project: ysabetwordsmith Nominate other projects
Patron: ysabetwordsmith Nominate patrons


This post is an invitation for creators to promote their projects, and for patrons to share projects they've supported, so that folks can see examples of what and who is eligible for nomination.  What did you do in crowdfunding during 2013?

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I tried crowdfunding for the first time this year. I conducted three Icon Days this 2013, inspired by [Bad username: djinni"]: Icon Day 01 in January, Icon Day 02 in the summer, and Icon Day 03 in October. All in all, I made 56 icons and 1 ACEO :)

Yay!

This is good to hear.
Thank you for thinking of me. I wound up taking the story stuff down until I could get it more thoroughly proof read, and because I realized I needed to start it earlier in the timeline of events than I did, so I don't know if that counts?

Hmm...

Projects that were active during 2013 are eligible if at least part of them is visible to the public. You could always repost an excerpt of yours if you get nominated. *sigh* But nomination activity is just about dead this year. I think LJ's spam functions killed it.
Well, in 2013 I started doing writeathons for pay; before that, I'd done a couple very informally, but had never planned anything more. But when housing fell through and my brain fled screaming into the night, it was sink or swim, so I started paddling.

I ended up doing four writeathons, which in total made up thirty-two stories, 26 prompters, 18 sponsors, and over $800 in profits.

I'm pretty proud of that! :D

Wow!

That's really good for a first year. Seriously: you broke the $500/year threshold that most writers never crack.

Re: Wow!

Yeah. I'm just starting to realize that. It's so bizarre, because I did everything WRONG. I had only a few fans, no real Internet fame, no beta reader--hell, I couldn't even impress my English teachers as a kid! I don't know how it happened, I just hope I can keep it going with my next writeathon, which I open Feb. 1st.

Re: Wow!

>> Yeah. I'm just starting to realize that. <<

I know the feeling.

>> It's so bizarre, because I did everything WRONG. I had only a few fans, no real Internet fame, no beta reader--hell, I couldn't even impress my English teachers as a kid! <<

Maybe it just goes to show that storytelling matters more than technical finesse. Bear in mind that while you may not have a lot of fans at first, some of them like me are heavy-duty barkers who can introduce your work to a lot of new people.

>> I don't know how it happened, I just hope I can keep it going with my next writeathon, which I open Feb. 1st. <<

Yay! I've jotted that on my calendar and will try to get to it.