there’s a starman waiting in the sky, he’d like to come and meet us but he thinks he’d blow our minds. there’s a starman waiting in the sky he’s told us not to blow it. cause he knows it’s all worthwhile, he told me
let the children lose it let the children use it let all the children boogie
There’s a starman waiting in the sky, He’d like to come and meet us, But he thinks he’d blow our minds, There’s a starman waiting in the sky, He’s told us not to blow it, Cause he knows it’s all worthwhile, He told me: Let the children lose it, Let the children use it, Let all the children boogie
Throughout the time that I was writing Receiver of Many between September 2012 and September 2014, I got numerous requests to publish the book. Readers told me they wanted to own a copy for themselves, and more importantly, a physical copy they could put on their shelf. I knew that if I did this, and wanted it done right, it would cost a fairly decent sum of money. The book would need to be split into two parts: Receiver of Many and Destroyer of Light, and both books would need professional covers. So readers encouraged me to crowdfund the project.
In late January I took the plunge and published a Kickstarter for my free-to-read story. I honestly believed that there wasn’t a person out there who would donate money for something they could just as easily read for free.
The results blew away any expectations I ever had. A quick recap:
Kickstarted January 21 at Midnight
Reached 40% of goal OVERNIGHT
Became a Staff New and Noteworthy Pick 12 hours after publication
Reached our goal of $5000 only FOUR DAYS into the campaign.
Reached a total of $7,743, contributed by 126 backers
The Receiver of Many Kickstarter ended on February 18 at Midnight, having earned 154% of what I had originally asked for, which made a third cover for an upcoming short story, The Thrice Plowed Field, possible.
None of this would have been possible without YOU.
I want to thank the following backers who not only generously contributed their money to this campaign, but took to Tumblr, Wordpress and Facebook, to promote the Receiver of Many Kickstarter and tell other people about my writing:
Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart. You helped make one of my lifetime goals, publishing something I wrote, a reality. You gave me the confidence to believe that my dreams were possible. I could NOT have done it without you.
This year a very hard one for me and my family and as I look forward to Christmas and hopefully a better year to come I wanted to thank those who have been there for me this year. The following people have amazing souls and I am so glad to know them.