I can’t express how exciting this is. My big dream: To become a novelist. How is it happening? With your help and this kickstarter campaign. I’ll tell you what, I’m so freaking excited and giddy. So, I’ve drawn a cartoon to illustrate how much all of your support has been knocking me off my feet, and blowing my mind.
Today is day one of reaching that goal for publishing my novel, The Adventures of Claire Never-Ending. I won’t say again how much this means to me, because it’s said in the video on the kickstarter page, and I’ve written about it before in this blog.
What I will say is that there are two huge goals in this campaign:
1) Raise enough money to create this book.
2) Get this book into people’s hands. To imagine people sitting down with their cups of tea and reading my novel . . . to picture people meeting the Claires, having their favourites, resonating with the stories . . . it’s magical. And I can’t help but wonder in what ways will people connect with the ladies and gentlemen of this novel? There’s a ripple image used in one of the stories, and I’d like to apply it here. If one person reads the book, and passes it onto their friend, who passes it onto their friend – I just wonder how far the story of the Claires could go? It’s a dream and in this next month we’ll see what happens.
So yes – the campaign is live, please do pledge, pick up a copy and share.
Also, not to distract you but I’ve got to share this too: Apt613 has written a piece on my writing/project, and I’m so totally thrilled with it. If you’d like to read it, click here and check it out.
4 thoughts on “And . . . Go! The Big Project is live!”
Yes, I love how Alejandro says that “this novel is among the best works I have read by a local writer.” That’s sooo cool! Woo hoo!
Way to go, Catherine! Dreams really do come true. xo
Jan, have you given any more thought to that ukulele video? 🙂
oh, Catherine I am so thrilled for you!!! and I am beyond psyched to pledge on kickstarter to get this wonderful, inspiring dream a reality for you and for Zsolt. I listened to the interview you did, and I loved actually hearing you voice. mr. neal really did a fantastic job covering all the bases of how you are making your dream to be a novelist come true, and your responses were perfect with so much belief, confidence, and sharing the background of the idea for the stories of the “claires”, that make them so compelling and meaningful. also, mentioning the challenges you are facing WHILE doing all you can to assure a successful outcome for the book being published will go a long way to help others see that dreams CAN and DO come true, I am so proud of you, and can’t wait to read your fabulous book, then pay it forward to lots of my friend who I know will be blown away, both my your own personal story and the ones you’ve created for the “claires” – there aren’t enough words to express the joy I feel for you – and the happy dance in my head is “ON”, just thinking about it.
much love and light, XOXOXOXOXOXX