Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Until 2014

Merry Christmas and Happy (early) New Year!

The Kickstarter for A Sawmill's Hope succeeded. And it was close!

This means several things... First, I'm about to be very busy, which is good. Second, I owe everyone who shared and pledged and prayed and spread the word and supported and encouraged a huge Thank you.

For anyone considering Kickstarter or some other crowd sourcing endeavor, let me tell you what to expect if yours goes like mine did -

Expect a month's worth of anxious helplessness despite relentless effort, punctuated with small bursts of manic joy but smothered under a looming, suffocating sense of impending doom. Your self worth will take a beating. Next will come a single day of mounting tension and excitement, capped off with shrieks of elation and hollered gibberish. To counter this storm of emotion, you'll want to procure whatever celebratory articles best suit you and step onto your back porch for some peaceful introspection.
 And no, it doesn't matter that it's Monday night, Christmas Eve-eve, and your spouse is already in bed because (s)he has to work at 8 am. Enjoy your success right this moment. Because when you wake up the next day, reality will be standing beside your bed, staring you in the face.
Dozens of people expect something no less than totally excellent from you. And after all the promises you made and pretty illustrations and videos, you damn well better deliver.

So here goes.

By the way... thanks, guys. Stays safe during the holidays.



  1. Congratulations! Told you it would come down to the end. Just had to have faith.
    Have a wonderful Christmas, David. 2014 is going to rock for you.

    1. I should have listened to the ninja captain! My faith wavered, although it may not have shown here!

  2. Congratulations!!! I am so happy that your endeavor has seen the fruition of success. I am sure it has been a crazy roller coaster journey getting there, but the good/bad news is that it has only just begun:) Yep. A whole bunch of people expect the greatness you have in you to manifest. (You can do it.)

    Merry Christmas David!!!

  3. Hooray!!! So happy for you! And I hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas!

    1. Thank you Leandra! I hope you have a Merry Christmas as well!

  4. Congratulations, David. Merry Christmas. I'm glad you made it to your goal. Had my fingers crossed for you the whole time. :D

  5. So awesome man. First step toward much success.

  6. Happy post-Christmas, pre-New Year interlude!

    I was offline for the finish line, but I was with you in spirit and hope. So glad we reached the goal! Congratulations!!!!

    Wishing you and your wife a wonderful 2014 filled with many blessings!

  7. Congrats! I'm so happy for you.


  8. That's awesome news! All the best. :-)

  9. Thanks Gina, Thanks Misha!

    Glad you stopped by!


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