Kickstarter Nostalgia and Thanksgiving

One month ago today our Kickstarter campaign closed. We officially reached our goal. That day marked the end of a marathon 40 day effort by so many. I still haven't fully recovered. 

Tonight I talked to a friend in DC who has been a major advocate through the entire process. We hadn't talked since the day our backers put us over the line. It was fun to hear about those last days from her perspective, on the other coast, watching with friends and supporters I've never met.

All across the country and all over the world people came together in such an amazing way. At some point it just had this momentum. I had never experienced anything quite like it.

I hope I don't come off sounding nostalgic. I'm not exaggerating when I say it was one of the hardest things I've ever done. To keep going. Keep pushing. Keep asking. Keep hoping. I wouldn't want to do it again, but it feels so good that we did it. 

Today there is still more work to be done. Rewards are coming in and going out. Shooting schedules are coming together. I'm writing more and refining the story structure, but tonight I am just feeling thankful.

Tonight I want to stop and celebrate the amazing work that so many of you did during that 40 day campaign.

Thank you to to those who e-mailed your friends and family, who shared my relentless posting on Facebook, and who represented us at farmer's markets and baby expos.

Thanks to those who pestered their celebrity friends, who came to our events, and didn't stop believing our big goal was possible.

Thanks especially to the people who made my family dinner, who picked up my kids from school when I was traveling, and who gave me an extra hug when I needed it. 

All of these actions, big and small, have left their mark on this project. Your confidence and support continue to pick me up on the days when I am overwhelmed by the amount of work still to come. 

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.