Let’s talk about the Kickstarter for Secondhand Hearts.
I’m going to be unabashedly honest and I hope that’s okay.
There’s this weird thing happening — And I’m not really sure I can explain it. For some reason we have reached over 12,000 people with our post of our Kickstarter and dozens people have shared it… But our backer count is less than 10. Now, I said I would be honest, so I will be…
This surprised and quite frankly discouraged me.
In a way, I was a bit embarrassed that we didn’t have the blast off that I thought we would and I started to worry that maybe we wouldn’t be able to achieve our goal.
I messaged Connie (producer) and said that we should talk about canceling our Kickstarter.
And then I woke up.
Because here’s the thing — we may fail. That was a possibility from the start. And that has to be okay. But what is absolutely not okay is giving up; giving up is never okay.
Let me say that again, GIVING UP IS NEVER OKAY.
So I don’t know what it will take to actually have people support us monetarily, it’s something that I’ve never really thought about until now. And you know what, I don’t care. Not because we don’t need the help, believe me, we do. But because more important is that this fire burning furiously inside of me doesn’t go out.
Here’s what I think: We reached over 12,000 people with our post and dozens more shared our post to help spread the word. That’s freaking amazing. I’m grateful for every single person that has liked, commented, shared, and watched us as we’ve chased that nimble and agile thing we call our dream.
So this is a call out, to success or failure: I don’t know which of you is waiting for me at the end of these next 30 days — but I’m coming for you with guns ablazin’.
And please, if you feel so inclined, check out our Kickstarter and donate to our film. It’ll be worth it — I promise.