WE DID IT!!!!!!
143% funded at 11:59pm PT April 21st.
(That sounded like a birth announcement, and in a way, it is!!)
Thank you to all who supported me during my Indiegogo campaign, thank you for encouraging me, sharing your own stories with me, reminding me that by doing what I love, taking a risk, being vulnerable, asking for help, and pushing through any associated discomfort, I am helping others to do the same. That's the most rewarding part of any of this, for me. The bigger impact....
And speaking of bigger impact ---- we reached $50k, so $500k in charitable donations will be going to the 7 charities on my Indiegogo page!!! I'll post more about that after I talk to the philanthropists and let them know we reached our goal and it's ON.
For those who wanted to be part of the campaign but couldn't, for whatever reason, Indiegogo has an "In Demand" feature for campaigns that reach their funding goals, and all the items I created for the campaign will still be available, like digital downloads, CDs, postcards, house concerts -- everything -- so don't feel bad if you missed out on backing the campaign while it was happening!
I will spend the next month fulfilling pledge rewards, and then the pre-production will begin. I'm still deciding on the producer for this project, and the songs I want to record, and I will probably write a few more before we go into the studio, so I'll keep you posted on everything as those details emerge!
More later.....for now just know I am grateful to all of you reading this.