Question to readers and Authors alike.
How do you feel about authors using Kickstarts / Go Fund Me? How do you feel about them asking for your support? I myself know the cost of publishing (It's nothing cheap). And as it was said (by another author unnamed), Not everyone can afford to put in the cost of funding their dreams. We will gladly donate money to the most ridiculous causes (I remember reading about how someone raised thousands to buy some Macaroni...for no particular reason at all) but we frown on people who are simply trying to follow their dreams? Comments have been outrageous saying "Go get a job.", "Stop begging." These are from the very people who will gladly stick their hand out to win a free bookmark from that SAME author. Well, how do you think that author got those bookmarks? How do you think that author gets it to you? Magic? In shipping out free swag alone, we will spend HUNDREDS each year. Most of us have full time jobs and families to support not to mention all of the expenses of life. I am posting this just to say, don't be so quick to judge someone who is simply trying to follow their dreams. Because we must do it by whatever means necessary. Some of us simply do not have it in us to throw our hands up and walk away. Is there not something that you want so much that you could almost taste it? Is there not something in your life that you have dreamed about? It kills me to see "fans" turn around and bash the very people who pour their hearts out trying to bring something beautiful to the world. No, I have not started a Campaign and I can't say at this point that I would. But if it came down to it, and I had a choice of asking my "supporters" to help me or turning away from my dream, my passion...well You would definitely see a link posted below.
I never rant...ever... but this time I had to say it. I nearly gave up on my dream, its a devastating feeling and I hope and pray that no one else has to go through that. Follow your dreams, by any means necessary...well not murder, that's illegal.
Just in case you think I am Joshing you...here is a link of how a man raised over $55,000 in order to make potato salad!
Is that to say we as a human race value a man's need for Potato Salad above a person's desire to follow their dream?