Failure is not an option…but sure looks like a possibility

Motivational speakers are often going on about not seeing your failures as such but lets face it, sometimes failure happens. I know my Kickstarter project is young but I’m beginning to realize that I don’t hang out with incredibly rich benefactors. I’m not friends with people who have money to burn. I’m friends with people like me, stingy tightwads. And I don’t have a ton of friends. Granted I’m not a Facebook junkie who goes around friend-ing every friend of every friend of I have. My self-worth is not defined by the number of online impersonal relationships I can get. But in a venture where I want to reach the greatest audience and need some generous people who want to back a very worthy project, I have not chosen wisely. *shrugs*

So while I went into this with high hopes, I’m crashing pretty fast. I still have 23 days. And realistically, the $5 pledge amounts to pre-ordering the eBook since that is what it will cost post-publish so maybe that’s the spin I need. It has been a good learning experience for me.  Perhaps I’m not networking enough. Maybe I’m not cut out for fame and fortune. Whatever the case, failure wasn’t an option when I started this but it sure looks like a possibility. So if that happens, I guess it’s time to learn something.  Then keep moving forward.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/163486814/publishing-kyle-by-fire

This is the Novel Mage saying, *POOF*

 

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About markminson

Mark Minson lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. He enjoys playing games with his wife and five kids. He loves to sing and can often be found whistling as he walks. An avid shoe-wearer, you might run into him strolling down memory lane -- either his or somebody else’s. He brings humor to life through his many accents and movie quotes. He found his magic long ago, in a high school far, far away and now happily shares it with you. May you find your magic and share it with others.
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