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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, August 12 2016 1:22 AM UTC +00:00

About

  Friends, after a lengthy review and interview process, I was accepted to attend the 2016 New York pitch Conference. There, top editors from major publishing houses and major literary agents will directly engage with me as I present them not just my manuscript, but a tailored pitch that experts help me with as they help edit and perfect my brand and manuscript. 

  The funds raised here are to help me register for, attend, and leave the conference. They are to allow me to take advantage of this rare event, so that I can move into the realms of conventional publishing. I am an orphan, raised by the state, and to have this chance to move towards financial and creative freedom is overwhelming. The writing I have toiled over for years could make us great. All of the teachers that said bad things about me, all of the negative influences that denied me the fruits of my mind...they could be silenced in one day. We could help inspire a new generation of artists, empowering them. to learn, grow, to read and write, to think for themselves.

  You help me get there, and the rest will take care of itself. I have already proven I am a good, imaginative writer. That I will work hard. I will not leave New York City without a deal or the promise of a deal.

Risks and challenges

One risk is that a book may not move according to the rough schedule I outlined. It may come sooner, it may come later. This hinges on many variables, many of which I have little control over. I get to NYC and personally pitch multiple agents and editors, one will deal with me. I've already been screened by a committee renowned for making great decisions in this regards...this conference puts a majority of attendees in a book contract by the end of the conference.
Will I be successful later on...I believe so, but no one can predict that. I'm qualified to overcome any obstacles I can control: a) because I'm still alive...that, by itself, is a miracle; b) because i write. It's what I do.

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