by Paul Sahre
For a project that's inherently sentimental, gentle, and patient, it's surprising that those qualities aren't better reflected in all of its backers.
We're not investors. These were donations to a project, with the hope of bringing it to life. There are other pursuits better suited for someone looking for investment opportunities, returns, deadlines, and the soulless furnace of nonstop productivity and growth.
Life happens. Meaningful things can't be rushed.
Great that this project will be finished after all! Since it’s a personal project, I think it’s okay to take as much time as is needed to make it as good and beautiful as possible. Go for that Paul!
But I have to say that I don’t agree using LIFE as an excuse not to keep your pledgers informed. Updates are part of LIFE, especially since your pledgers have a LIFE too.
I am glad that the project is being followed up on even though I disagree with the excuse of not keeping those who invested in the project notified on a regular basis. I simply do not believe that there is an excuse that is valid enough to let things slide for two years without any notification and consideration. I have my own "creative business" on the side as well as a full time traveling consulting job and a family as well. I'd simply be out of business if I let the communications stop with my customers. Most understand the nature of family, and being busy with a full time job ... It only takes 15 or 20 minutes once in awhile to keep people informed.
I am happy now that you have decided to make good on the promises though and look forward to the book.
I'm glad to hear the updated news on the project and look forward to all the offerings I pledged for. This is in fact one of the first projects I ever backed on Kickstarter when I was still a very new user to the site. Excited to see it through and do not mind the time it has taken. In fact a lot of Kickstarter projects get rushed. I agree that it should be done when it gets done right. Keep up the hard work, Paul.