WE DID IT!
Well if you haven't heard the news...I REACHED MY GOAL ON KICKSTARTER!
I'm not yelling, I'm just really excited. On Saturday morning, I woke up and checked my Kickstarter app. It said that someone -a name I didn't even recognize- had pledged $1,000. At first I thought I was looking at it wrong and not seeing a decimal point or something. Then I wondered if it was a joke. THEN I was like, "Okay this is real and awesome", and it put me at $9800 or somewhere around there. It didn't take another 20 minutes before a few more backers kicked in, and all of the sudden this became real to me.
I've never made a record on my own, I've never had anything for sale on iTunes, and I've never been 100% in charge of any projects that I have recorded in the past. But that is all about to change, and it's because of a tremendous amount of support from friends, fans and other artists whom I respect deeply. This is real now, and I finally get to record my music, tie it up with a pretty little bow and present it to the world.
In the next few weeks, I will work on getting all of my rewards out to my backers, and I will be coming up with a timeline and beginning pre-production for my EP. Being in the studio is one of my favorite parts of being an artist, because you get to see your songs come to life. I finally get to do that, no strings attached.
A new door has opened, and I can't wait to walk in. I'm so happy and excited, and I couldn't have done it without you. Thank you times a million!!