Well folks, the first day is in the books – and what a start! We are already close to 30% funded and I am truly overwhelmed by the responses so far. As this is my first Kickstarter ever, I’ll be blogging quite a lot on my experience, both to share for folks who are thinking of doing one themselves and also for those that have that can offer their two cents as well. So with day one in the books, here are a few quick takeaways:
1) It Gets Emotional
I said this in my first project update on Kickstarter – available for all to read – but I can’t help but be filled with enormous GRATITUDE to all who have decided to pledge. I’m also in awe that not only good friends and family have decided to pledge their hard earned money to back this project but also folks I’ve never met before that have sampled the artwork and pitch and have decided to put down some cash to see this happen. Seriously folks, can’t describe to you the feeling when these things happen, it is tremendous!
2) It Gets Emotionally Draining
Everyone who I spoke to that ran their own campaign mentioned how much “work” it is. And in a way it IS work. But I think what they were trying to tell me was, the amount of physical work is nothing compared to the emotional work involved. It’s a mental rollarcoaster. Every other second I was scanning my email, waiting for the next pledge to hit. I got nothing done otherwise. I came home DRAINED. I don’t even remember falling asleep last night. Mind you, these are all great problems to have, but it was unexpected. And this is ony day two…
3) Like Us On Facebook
Ok, this isn’t really a takeaway more than a plug but what they hey! Be sure to jump over to Facebook and LIKE the official Undone page here: http://www.facebook.com/the.undone.comic.book
All backers are being thanked on this site PLUS a final list will be added at the end. Ok folks, it’s back to the grind for me. More updates coming soon!