I can’t believe in less than a week, my much-anticipated read-through is happening!!! I am actually quite nervous for it, to be honest. I’m putting my soul on display! It’s easy to put it out there from behind the screen, but to see all these people in person reading MY WORK out loud WITH ME…. that’s tough!! Then to hear them give feedback? Even tougher! This is all part of the process though, and the more I do it, the easier it gets. I mean… it’s even like auditioning. I used to get so nervous with auditions, now I can audition for anything because I’ve done it so much!
In other news, my kickstarter is almost ready to launch. In the meantime, I’ve been trying to sell bracelets to help raise money. I’m so incredibly lucky to have SO MANY PEOPLE who support this project and me. I am hoping with everything I have that my kickstarter is just as successful. It’s such a catch-22… on the one hand, it’ll help me to gain followers from other people if I get enough attention and someone picks it up. On the other hand… if I don’t raise ALL the funds, I lose my backers. Then trying to set up ANOTHER campaign? It’ll be hard to re-motivate people to donate. So what do I do? I think it’s worth trying to use kickstarter. In the end, I feel like it’ll work out if it’s supposed to. I’m going to work my little butt off to get my name out there in the meantime though because it doesn’t just magically fund itself. I have to put in the work. I just pray it’s enough.
I keep reminding myself about how blessed I am to have even come this far with all the support I have. I won’t ever stop until this podcast is produced. It means everything to me.