Tomorrow this link will go live: www.indiegogo.com/rolluptherim
Tomorrow I click the start button. Tomorrow is day one of a short 30 days that are going to make or break this project.
Why I’m excited: In many ways my recent experience of promoting my work online has invigorated me and awakened an independent literary entrepreneurial spirit that a successful campaign would help me continue with.
Why I’m terrified: If the campaign does not reach its goal, I will experience public humiliation. And I might as well admit that upfront. I’m doing with this campaign what people call “putting myself out there” (a phrase I dislike quite a bit, actually), taking a big risk and calling everyone’s attention to the fact I’m taking it. Failure in this campaign will also mean that my dream of Indie Writerdom is harder to attain than I thought, which will be a disappointment.
But I feel ready for whatever happens. I have already learned a tonne in this process, and the next 30 days will teach me even more. So bring it on!