Editing, Marketing, Cover Art

$150 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 2 people in 18 months
Hello. My name is Pamela Pabst (but I write under P.D. Pabst) and I got the idea to create this fund needing money to have my book professionally edited after getting two requests from agents to revise and resubmit, and not having the funds for editing. This could be golden and I need to hurry before they forget about me or their is a shift in the market trends.

Unfortunately, funds are tight due to various stays in the hospital over the past few years, my car breaking down, my daughters car breaking down, and various other tragedies. (Y'all know the list could go on-and on. Most of us have been there.)  So, I'm creating this fundraiser to get my manuscript THIS SCARY MANOR BLOWS professionally edited (excerpt here--> https://pdpabst.com/this-scary-manor-blows/ ).

One of the places I'd like to utilize for editing is Cornerstones US. They are well known for helping writers get agents and publishing deals with their superb expertise in editing. They've quoted $900 for my MS. And of course, I've decided that if the agents don't sign me after these revisions, then I will self-pub. This is why I've requested the additional funds for cover art and  marketing. And figure I could do that for an additional $1000. (And if I wind up self publishing, the editing will be needed even more because no one wants to buy and read a book that hasn't been polished. Right?) I have three complete manuscripts that if I get enough, I can get edits on all of them.

Any extra money will go to other writers who just need a break with editing costs. (For example, Archway Publishing, an extension of Simon & Schuster, want $13,000! So you see, the prices I've mentioned are a drop in the bucket!) Believe it or not, agents and editors require manuscripts to be near perfect  before they'll consider them.  Some writers may have a great story, but need help with grammar, punctuation, or plot holes. So, if you'll take the time to donate, I intend to pass the generosity forward by give-aways on my blog at www.pdpabst.com . And, I hope that this will only be the beginning of my give-aways to help writers like myself. Because if my manuscripts are published, I will continue to "pay it forward".

And remember, stories are created by authors to help other people escape from their own troubles or just relax. We create the movies in your head, so you don't have to think about the "now". Please consider donating for myself and other writers. I thank you for taking the time to read this and will appreciate even the smallest of donations! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
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I raised money to have a professional editor edit one of my manuscripts. I even have a literary agent I've hired to help with another. Most of the money was raised independently from my GoFundMe account, but I couldn't have done this without the help of Keith and Chris! I'm working on the first round of professional edits and waiting for the return critique from the literary agent on the other. I have a feeling 2018 is going to be a great year!
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I'm so grateful for the donations I've received to help me reach my editing goal for the revise/resubmit requests from literary agents. Getting professional editing will help my manuscript shine and increase my chances of them representing me. Every little bit helps! Even $1, $5, or $10. Nothing is too small. Thank you!!! Oh, and don't forget to read the excerpt here--> https://pdpabst.com/this-scary-manor-blows/
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$150 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 2 people in 18 months
Created November 5, 2016
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18 months ago
Keith Elendil
18 months ago

Reading is my escape. My relaxing moment from reality. My safe place, where I can be anything!! I will help out!

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