Sunday, September 25, 2011

Date of Disappearance Fundraiser Update

The Date of Disappearance Administrative Assistant has just drawn the name of this week’s PATRON EXTRAORDINAIRE!

Ray and Joanna Shields will receive a complete, personalized, downloadable audio version of my short story “Summer.” Congrats, Ray and Joanna! I’ll be in touch.

Yesterday, in a blog post that contemplated Malcolm Gladwell, Andrew Carnegie, and American success myths, I wrote:
“Though it’s true that the discipline of writing must ultimately be honed and matured in solitude, the sustainment of this endeavor calls for help, be it moral or financial, from beyond the writer’s solitary zone. … I have not done and cannot do it alone.”
Continued thanks to all my supporters for stepping forward to help with what I envision as a beautiful and unusual project. Because of you, Date of Disappearance is now 30% funded.

We’ve still got $3,315 to raise in the mere 54 days left until United States Artists pulls the plug on this fundraiser. In effect right now, a special matching grant is doubling all incoming pledges until we’ve reached the 45% line. If you've intended to pledge but haven’t gotten around to it yet, please know your money will go twice as far.

And have I mentioned pledges can be made offline, without a credit card? Here’s a helpful link:

All supporters who have pledged in the time between this fundraiser’s launch and the end of Saturday, October 2nd will be eligible to receive (in addition to the standard pledge perks)…
An eye-catching Western Meadowlark coffee mug from what is said to be the largest independent bookstore in the world, Portland’s own Powell’s Books. Impress your friends and stir envy among fellow bibliophiles!
PLEDGE BY: 11:59 p.m. PT, Saturday, Oct.1st

In gratitude, and for the love of books,

Date of Disappearance Project Goal:
Amount Raised as of Today:
            $1,445 (or 30%!)
Remaining Amount to Raise:
Fundraising Days Remaining: