Kickstarter or Rollercoaster?

Thought I’d share my First Two Days of Kickstarter Stats:) Got TEN backers in the first 24 hours and 9% of the funding goal. Woot! That had me on a major high, thinking “I’m gonna rock this thing.”

50% of the backers were veterans (have backed other projects), and 50% were newbs (Welcome sweet newbs!).

40% of the backers were from New Zealand (my recent home) and 60% were from the US (my current home).

The average pledge amount for the first day was $23.00, and the most common pledge amount was $10.

And people have been hugely generous, not only with their pledges, but with their willingness to boost the signal through promoting the project via social networking.

Then I hit the second day (today) and I got one pledge. Of course, I am thankful for that one pledge. It put me over the 10% mark for my goal, which puts me at having a 75% chance of success. But wow, it felt like a downer after the activity of yesterday.

I have read that a Kickstarter gets the most activity in the first five days, and the last five days, so I’m hoping tomorrow will pick up again.

Anyone who backs me in that time frame (by July 25th) will be in a draw to win a signed copy of A Foreign Country, an anthology of New Zealand Speculative Fiction, with my contest-winning story, The Future of the Sky, in it.  Plus 21 other amazing short stories by NZ authors including, Juliet Marillier and Paul Haines.

Anyway, thanks to all. And if you haven’t jumped on board with Ghost Hand, what are you waiting for?

Spread the Word. Back It. Share It. Love it.

One Response to “Kickstarter or Rollercoaster?”

  • Roller coaster is right. I have 9 days to go with my project and it’s been up and down like that all the way. I’m right on track, but as the deadline draws near I get to worry about a nail-biting finish. Best of luck to you!


Ripley Patton lives in a 22-foot camper in the woods of Southern Illinois with a cat named Lemmy. Her two young adult children, a daughter and a son, are her favorite people. When Ripley's not out exploring nature and getting her hands dirty, she's usually reading or writing a book.

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