5 Day Countdown - $1000/50 Backers to go
All right. It's go time. With a matching $200 additional pledge on the way I know that I have roughly $1000 left to raise. That's fifty $20 pledges. While many have offered to extend their pledges by 15 or 20 bucks and get the job done, and I'm humbled, flattered and thankful for that kind of moral support, I think the book and audience would be better served if new backers were brought in.
So I'm encouraging (read: asking) my current backers to convince one person (1!) before Saturday to pledge $20 for their copy of the book. That's the best strategy I have left to raise money. I've found that 'sharing' and 'liking' on facebook has limited return compared to directly informing (email or face to face) one person about the merits of the project and telling them why you support it.
Think of a person who likes reading, likes art, likes independent ventures, knows me, or just likes to argue the merits of creative projects, and give them a reason to pledge.
It's a funny yet sincere novel about kids figuring it all out. We have Monday through Friday - 5 days - to get there!
I'll send another reminder in the morning. I can't thank you enough for your support so far. Just wait til you read the book. You won't be disappointed.