With just a week to go in our campaign to raise funds to self-publish FOOLING EWE (Yikes!), we're just 30% of the way to our goal. While we read that this is how it happens on Kickstarter, with the biggest gains coming at the end, it sure is nerve-wracking. But most people don't take action until time is running out just as they don't begin Christmas shopping in June, but rather wait until December when the pressure is on. And so here we are, a week to go. The pressure is on. If you were thinking of pitching in, the time is now because If we don't meet our goal, and can't print and publish our children's book, Todd and I are not the only ones losing out. Imagine this:
Hans and Margret Rey were once so down and out that they fled their war-town home on self-made bicycles. They were young and ambitious, ordinary dreamers with an extraordinary dream to bring a monkey to the masses of children. They fled with practically nothing but the manuscript to what would eventually be known as Curious George. Imagine if they threw in the towel, daunted by the long odds, lacking the resources, lucky breaks, and/or help needed to make George a reality. Imagine they got a flat tire on the war-torn Road of Life and gave up. Imagine what the world would be like without Curious George. Seriously. Now imagine you were there. You pumped their tire and lent them a hand, and that small act was the difference for them, which later became the difference for you and yours as that paper concept became a worldwide phenomenon that shaped your children. "Curious George?" you would say for the rest of your life. "Let me tell you about Curious George. I helped make it happen." It's cool to have great cool things. It's something else entirely to be the one to discover them.
I'm not saying Todd and I are the next Hans and Margret Rey and I'm not saying FOOLING EWE is the next Curious George, but I believe we are and she is. If you can contribute, whether it be one dollar or one hundred, in addition to returning the favor with books, shirts, readings/art lessons, etc. (think of it as pre-ordering a book but your pre-order enables us to print it and get the ball rolling), we plan to give you a lifetime of the bragging right to say you helped make it happen. We want to make Ewe huge and we want to make you proud, but now's the time because we're just a week away from D-Day (end of campaign) and learning what in the world will become of Ewe. If you've already contributed, THANK YOU! You are part of Ewe now. If yo haven't, and want to, thank you, too, for making a difference.