We are just over a month out from the official release date of Eternal Knight. Things are getting really exciting. I have to say, preparing Eternal Knight for publication has been a blast.
One big question remains... what am I going to do with the truckloads of loot that I am about to haul in?
I know that's been at the top of your mind as well.
And here's your answer:
Until August 1st, 2011, all profits from Eternal Knight will be donated to charity. The money will be divided between Cure CMD and the Wissahickon Educational Opportunities Foundation.
Why these groups?
Cure CMD’s mission is to bring research, treatments and in the future, a cure for Congenital Muscular Dystrophies. Two of my closest friends have a son with CMD. Liam is a fantastic kid. Seriously, there's nothing not to like about this guy. (Scott and Susan might have something to say about this, but hey, I don't have to live with him.) Susan and Scott are the type of friends who will drop whatever they are doing and come to your aid if you need them. Over the years they have shown my family great friendship. It gives me great happiness to do this for Liam, his parents, and all the other families dealing with CMD.
The Wissahickon Educational Opportunities Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes innovative, educational experiences for students in the Wissahickon School District. I firmly believe that education is they key to building a better society. My family lives in the Wissahickon School District, my daughter attends school in the Wissahickon School District, and I teach in the Wissahickon School District. If you didn't get it yet, WSD means a lot to me. Through Eternal Knight I hope to give something back to my community.
How much will I be donating? I have no idea. Like many writers I daydream about bestseller lists and movie deals. Realistically, I understand that this is not going to happen. What I am hoping for is to sell 500 books. Each book will make $2-$4 for charity depending of format and place of purchase.
I started this blog two years ago. In my first post I wrote about my three goals as a writer. By self-publishing Eternal Knight I miss all three goals. I find myself at peace with that failure. I have loved every step in the process of writing and self-publishing. I believe in Eternal Knight and am proud that it won't die a slow death on my computer. Eternal Knight will soon see the light of day and in doing so raise money for two great organizations.