So I just started another crowdfunding campaign for my second book of the PROJECT SERAPHIM series, Seraphim STORM. My last one wasn’t very successful, and it may be partially due to the way Gofundme works in that you’re practically transparent until you’ve hit a certain milestone of donations.
I don’t like begging. It’s my least favorite thing to do. I’d been raised with the mentality that asking for help is a sign of weakness, and admitting that weakness makes you a lesser person. But the way I see it, I’m not begging for handouts. I’m raising awareness of my creative efforts by rewarding people for their generosity with something in return.
In the indie world, I’ve been told that you don’t really start reeling in a profit until you’ve at least hit your third book. I’m almost done with Seraphim STORM, and have a prequel novel lined up as well as other short stories and novellas that I would like to see the light of day sometime in the near future.
No one ever said it was going to be easy, and I had no illusions in my mind that it would be. Despite being a writer, I’m not particularly well-spoken, and I’m only just learning about my new-found confidence in my abilities.
Are there days where I want to just say “fuckit” and throw in the towel? Of course. It’s normal to have those moments of so-called weaknesses. But life is short, and I can’t waste it away with the regret of never following my dreams, doing the thing I love.
That said, if you have any time or money to spare, drop a few dollars into my crowdfunding page. If you don’t cash, then spread the word via Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, or anything in the crazy social media world.
Every little bit helps. 🙂