“I think I’ve been asleep, though I haven’t been dreaming
I could hear a distant melody, but I haven’t been singing
Now I’m opening my eyes
I am opening my eyes
And I’m looking at the world for the first time
It’s like I’m looking at the world for the first time”—
“Even though I’ve made 6 albums so far, and none of them have really had any commercial success… I’m still doing it after all these years because I have a belief. I think it’s worth doing. I think that the world needs hopeful songs. I think I have a sickness - a drive that makes me still do this after all this time. This is my calling in life, and I shouldn’t give it up.”—
Keith Zarriello (The Shivers) regarding his current kickstarter campaign. Less than two days left to be part of making this beautiful album happen.
When I fall in love with a kickstarter campaign, it is constantly in the back of my mind until goal is made. I mean, I am practically tortured until that point. Maybe it’s because I’ve been on the other side.
The moment you press “launch” on your kickstarter campaign, all kinds of excitement and doubts hit you at once. What becomes the most real, at least to me, is the phrase “ALL OR NOTHING”.
You either make your goal and get the money or you don’t make your goal and you get nothing. That’s so crazy exciting and nerve-wrecking as hell.
The idea of getting nothing after putting yourself out there; feeling like a pest to your fans, friends, family, strangers for weeks/months; wondering if you’re worth the amount of money you’re asking for; being amazed and humbled by the people who come out to support you while now worrying that you are going to let down those very people; wondering if you’re trying too hard or not hard enough…
Like I said, torture.
So if there’s a kickstarter campaign that you want to give to, I’d say give right away and help put that creator/artist/musician/etc out of his/her misery! Your payment doesn’t even get processed until the time runs out on the campaign, so there’s no reason to wait.