After the campaign that was raising the funds needed to release Happiness failed to reach its goal, I asked myself this question. What’s next? What now? How am I going to get this book released? How am I going to get it edited? How am I going to advertise it?
More than that, I asked myself what was going to happen with my career as a writer. I blamed myself for the outcome of the campaign, for my inability to attract contributions. I had failed, and even though I thought about this possibility, and I always take failure into consideration, it’s always difficult to accept it.
So, yes, it took me a few hours to realize that I wouldn’t be receiving e-mails from Indiegogo to tell me that people had contributed. It took me a while to realize that the funds already raised weren’t enough, that the completion bonus would never arrive.
But then I realized that I’m really stubborn. Not ambitious, not brave in any way… just stubborn. Come think of it, is kind of the same thing: I never give up. I do what I have to do to make ends meet. To get the help that I need.
Yes, some of you might view it as shameless acting, but it’s not. It rarely is. All my choices are guided by my passion for writing: it is the one thing I feel happy about doing for the rest of my life. I can’t imagine any other outcome to my story.
So, yes, if you somehow failed to contribute during the month the campaign ran, you can still help me release Happiness by donating any amount you like here.