When it gets down to it, if I were only in it for nothing but the money, I’d be a stock broker. Not a novelist. There’s love here.
That was where I was. Hoping that it would, down the line, help things out.
And I wanted a win. I’ll be honest.
After talking it over with Emily (my wife), I did it. I jumped.
I came up for breath thanks to the Kickstarter and was writing. Not just moments underwater. Full on. We lived tight, and it wasn’t easy, but I was able to really put some fuel in the furnace.
And I couldn’t have done it without that injection, that nugget that Kickstarter provided when I was really down low.
—Tobias S. Buckell. The sci-fi writer recently funded the publication of his new novel via Kickstarter and wrote a thoughtful and passionate blog post outlining the entire experience.