I hate asking for money. It is not that I’m extremely prideful, but it is that I know so many other people are worse off than me so how could I ask for assistance in a goal that is strictly mine? Anyway, strap in, because I’m about to ask for money.
I have received a quote from the editor that the agent wishes for me to use for my book, ‘Breaking “Innocence”’. The quote is a sizable amount, $15,000, but it is well-deserved from an editor who specializes in females in the military, PTSD, and interpersonal relationships. After speaking with the editor and discussing her approach to character development and a rounding out of my story, I wish to proceed with working with her. So I started a Kickstarter campaign to help me reach this goal. I am asking for $13,000 to be raised strictly for editing costs for this book, that has already been pretty much written and read by quite a few of you.
I can’t express how much appreciation I have towards those of you who have told me again and again that this story needs to be told. Your moral support really keeps me going when I think about how uncomfortable this story makes me. I have tried my best to write honestly and without bias about my experiences in Afghanistan as a young and dumb female Marine, because some stories need to be told. This Kickstarter will help support the editing and publishing of this true story, and not be used for my personal enjoyment. Any money that exceeds the cost of editing the book will be donated to a veteran’s foundation (I have yet to decide which one). If you wish to support this endeavor, please pledge some dough, and if you wish to receive an autographed copy of the final product, select the “reward” and make sure to put your name so I know who it is going to. I will be reaching out for addresses to ship the books when publishing becomes more concrete.
Again, thank you so much for your support. Artists may make the art, but benefactors make the artists.