It happened: the book is funded!
I'm excited and relieved to be able to say that the campaign has been fully funded, and with a couple of days to go!
Thanks so much to everyone who has gotten the word out about the campaign. Look for Kickstarter to be emailing you soon so I can get your contact info for when I send out your rewards later this year.
I don't believe I'll be offering any stretch goals...though if more people want to keep supporting the campaign until Sunday night, that would be wonderful. A personal goal for me would be to take a couple of unpaid days off from work (I work at a hospital as a chaplain), where I don't have to use my vacation time, just so I can devote time to writing the book. I don't believe this is a possibility, but I guess you could call this a personal stretch goal.
This is experience has been a wild ride for me.... I worked really hard sending lots of messages to tell people about the book the Kickstarter, but at the end of the day I relied on people taking the initiative to support it themselves. So...I'm grateful and humbled and tired...
I need a little bit of a break, but then I'm excited to get back to writing so I can finish the book! (I am seriously excited about getting back to writing!)