Was it a successful Kickstarter campaign? Technically, yes. In the details, it was and it wasn’t. With four days to go, my co-author Linda and I have been fully funded. The money will go towards creating the rewards and the rest will be spent on marketing.
In the details; all of the funding came from my co-author, nobody on my side of the fence showed their support. I’m not disappointed in anyone specifically, but I am surprised. People tell me how excited they are, how much they want to read my book, and then when it gets down to the gritty… when they can buy it, they don’t. I expected most of them were just talking the talk–you get a lot of that in this world, I’m not naive. But there were a couple of people I thought would come through for me that didn’t.
Also in the details: all of the funding was because of an amazing friend my co-author has, named Sue. She was the kind of tenacious saleswoman and cheerleader you want in your corner fighting for you. She rallied her troops and every other cliche. Sue helped us immensely, so our Kickstarter campaign is successful because of her. It’s Sue’s success we’re reaping. I am immensely grateful but I’m also embarrassed.
Should I be embarrassed because someone believes in our book? Hell, no.
I’m being a sourpuss because I feel like nobody believes in me.