Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Failure is Not an Option
My Kickstarter project failed to reach its funding goal.
After all that work, literally months of preparation, there was zero, nada - nothing to show for it.
At 4:44 I watched the last seconds tick away to zero. Within moments, I had an email as proof of my failed mission. I sat there for a while and tried to think about all the things I might have done differently. A few of you had some suggestions.
I couple of you were pi$$ed! I am thanking God I am on your good side. :)
I confess, what was most penetrating were the don't give up now messages and emails from my MFP pals. I sat in my desk chair and thought about canceling my MFP account and disappearing from cyberspace for a while.
I decided to go for a run with the local running club I just joined instead; it was my second run for the day.
On Facebook I just posted the Kickstarter rejection email and left it that. One of my friends suggested I try out RocketHub another crowdfunding site. I kept thinking well, I didn't make once, why would I try it again? This morning I reread a coupled of my messages about not quitting.
Some of you guys kinda of suck... for telling me not to quit when I wanted to.
I clicked on the link for RocketHub and copy and pasted my information from Kickstarter, made a few tweaks, cropped a couple of photos, took out the profit on the book, removed a few rewards and launched my new project.
It was approved in 30 minutes.
This time I will succeed because, as one reader stated, "your message is too important to stay in your head." You know, I believe that because I once ran along side a blind man in a road race. I thought, if he can do it, I certainly can.
In order to succeed, I have lowered my expectations, but I have not changed my goal. I am still going to publish my book.
Failure is not an option.
I appreciate everyone's support from the messages, to the pledges, to posting my link on your social media pages. It has been awesome.
And finally, as another friend wrote on the RockectHub page. "Glad you persisted, I wouldn't have expected any less. :)"
This time around, I need your help. With it, I am going to succeed.
Here's the link to join the party! RocketHub!