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My membership runs out tomorrow! This poll is... 

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5 deviants said ...going to look stupid when I get another one and forget I set this up.
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3 deviants said ...a neat way to make the most of that last day.
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1 deviant said ...a transparent attempt to nudge people to support my book.
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1 deviant said The code "snowman16" gets you 20% off! unbound.com/books/ten-little-a…

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Damon L. Wakes
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Damon L. Wakes writes just about anything that springs to mind, producing both novels and short stories. As well as promoting his own books, he makes an effort to share the work of those who are under-read, under-appreciated, or just plain awesome.

Author of OCR is Not the Only Font, Red Herring, Bionic Punchline and Face of Glass.

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Things are definitely moving along, and if you've put in a pledge for Ten Little Astronauts already, there's a brand new milestone reward waiting for you right here. This one is My Name Algernon, an interactive work of science fiction that I think you'll really enjoy: until now it hasn't been available to anybody but the academic staff who marked it (and wow was this thing a hassle to submit!), so it's definitely something special. If you haven't already seen it, you might also be interested in the 20% milestone reward: an audio version of the first chapter of Ten Little Astronauts.

If you haven't put in a pledge, those things won't be available to you: they're an exclusive thank you to everyone who's helping my work towards professional design and editing, and ultimately distribution by Penguin Random House. However, if you do decide to put in a pledge for a copy of Ten Little Astronauts, they'll be waiting for you in my Shed on Unbound (it's kind of like a blog, but it's also where I stick the good stuff!). If you're quick (within the first 125 supporters), you'll also have a chance at getting a signed copy of Kicking and Screaming right away: I'll be sending it out in the post more or less the moment the book reaches that milestone.

Illustrating the Black Throne by GDeyke

Ten Little Astronauts actually reached 25% on the 13th (which was my birthday!) but it's taken a while to get the news out. I was preparing for a trip to London to meet some other Unbound authors, which was fantastic, and also had a couple of other events to get to. On top of that, I've been talking to a different publisher about the possibility of a Girth Loinhammer book, though it's early days yet and everything's a little uncertain so there's not a whole lot I can say about it at this stage. Still, it does make GDeyke's artwork of the despondent Dungeon Lord himself seem particularly well timed: it was a wonderful surprise when I spotted it amongst my messages on my birthday, and great fun to piece together what the runes in there actually say!

Anyway, all in all, it's been an absolutely fantastic week. This is a huge milestone for Ten Little Astronauts, so if you've put in a pledge already or even just spread the word around, then thank you so much! If you haven't put in a pledge, then please do consider it. If you want to help me out, this is probably the single biggest boost to my career I've ever had a shot at, and if you want some great stuff for yourself then the rewards for supporters definitely represent the biggest bundle of my work on offer anywhere ever.

A Notice of the Utmost Importance!!!

If you're about to thank me for a llama badge, there's really no need!

I give out llamas as a less cluttery alternative to saying "Thanks for the +fav." Please don't thank me for thanking you! It could start some kind of gratitude feedback loop that's liable to destroy the universe itself!

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Slashh-20000 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
happy birthday man I hope everything in your life has gone well every creative process and life in general 
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DamonWakes Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Writer
Thanks! :D Yeah, things are good right now. I don't know if you've had a chance to look into Ten Little Astronauts yet but it hit 25% funding literally on my birthday so that's pretty neat! I'm actually getting the 25% milestone reward out to supporters right now.
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Slashh-20000 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Awesome man glad to hear that ! Also thanks for keeping up with my comments lol
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
In at the last minute, but hope you had a happy birthday! All the best for the coming year! 

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DamonWakes Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Writer
Thank you! I did actually get this on the day, by the way (notification came through my phone) but didn't get a chance to reply until now.
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zJoriz Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
Congratulations ^_^
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DamonWakes Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Writer
Thanks! :-)
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QueenCordite Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016   Digital Artist
Hey Damon! I see you found me. Thanks for the watch :D
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DamonWakes Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Professional Writer
Hey, no problem! :-) I spotted the dA URL on your comic and figured it would be a good way of staying up to date.
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QueenCordite Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016   Digital Artist
:D Yep! I've been a bit lax about updating DA these last few weeks but generally all my various goings-on end up here.
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