It took a little longer than a day but we finally got there.
After months of hard work and the sudden and quite dramatic excitement that is comes with launching a Kickstarter, I thought I would write a few things down
The first thing I want to say is, “Phew!”
The second would be, “OMG!”
The third is, “What next?”
The “phew” comes from finally being able to release the months of hard work out into the wild, where you have no control over it. That is a relief and scary AF all at the same time. It’s out there now and I can’t control that. In fact, this is only the beginning, and if all goes well there will a tonne more work to do.
This part between pre campaign and post campaign is a little island of calm. By which I mean a little island on which I run around trying to pretend I’m OK and not checking Kickstarter every five minutes.
Pro-tip: Go do something else for a few hours. I went shopping and bought some very snazzy new shirts and a jacket.
See, snazzy. 😉
The, “OMG”,part is the pride that comes with doing the thing you set out to do. The work involved in just launching a Kickstarter is not inconsiderable and I take my hat off to anyone who gives it a go. Most of what you do is behind the scenes and if you do it right no-one will ever know. Fail or succeed you still have to do all the work.
Pro-tip: See if you can get into a head space where you congratulate yourself for what you have achieved. This thing might not make it even if you have done a great job so if you can do that, you are a winner. Yeah, I know, that’s really hard. If you work it out I’m listening.
That’s me taking my hat off to you.
Lastly, “What Next?” I was planning my next Kickstarter and project even before this one was launched. That’s not confidence or being bullish. That’s just how my brain works. I’m always looking forward and planning the next thing.
The future is where it’s at but what we really have is the now. What does that mean? I don’t really know but it sound good hey? Don’t stop moving, because around here, if you do, the kittens will sit on you and then you are doomed.
Thanks for listening to me spill and I hope it was at least entertaining.