Although in the past I have helped to raise funds for grade-school kids, scouts and church groups, I think this is the first time I've ever attempted to do a fundraiser for myself. It's been an interesting journey so far, and I hope my heart and colon can make it to the end of the Age / Sex / Location kickstarter project intact.
I like to be in control of things in my life, and this project has certainly given me a life-lesson that life cannot always be organized and predictable. There is always going to be uncertainty, anxiety, hope, elation, disappointment and suspense... it's what keeps the whole thing interesting.
So, I'm doing my best to promote without groveling; trying to convince others that I believe solidly in the novel without revealing that I don't really know what I'm doing. There is a first for everything, and this novel is one of my firsts. I am hopeful that the next month yields the funds I need to move forward with printing, and I sincerely appreciate and thank all of those who have helped me to get this far. Age / Sex / Location has truly become a group project... and it cannot become a complete reality without all of you.
Thank you for your help. You are the best inspiration.