This is going to be great.
Is this going to be great?
Yes, yes this is going to be great.
In truth, I have no idea how this Kickstarter thing is going to go. I’ve never made a book before. I’ve never launched a Kickstarter campaign. So the whole thing is just one gigantic experiment.
However I’ve already decided: no matter what happens, it’s going to be great.
I’ve tried my best to create work that I’m proud of and to share a story about that work in such a way that connects with people and (hopefully!) inspires them to support it. This took some time to make it all happen but it finally feels like it’s in a good place. It’s ready to share.
Of course, it could all fail. No one could buy it. Plus it’s a Kickstarter project; so it’s all or nothing. A possible outcome of all these months, love, and effort towards making this one thing happen could yield exactly that: nothing.
Another possible outcome: wonderful things beyond my wildest imaginings! I could find the people who are looking for exactly what I have to offer. Anything is possible!
So even if it doesn’t work out, well. It’s okay. I might have to go on long walks in nature for awhile.
Eventually though, I come around to accepting the notion that the best thing about failure is the discovery of what doesn’t work. Either no one wants what I have to offer or no one likes the way in which I’d presented said offer. Ideally, I’ll pick myself up after not too long of a time and then work to figure out what didn’t work. Reiterate, course-correct, change whatever needs to be changed — and then: I’ll try again.
But if it works, if there are people out there who connect what I have to offer… well that would just be stellar, wouldn’t it?!