I've got my coffee. I am as stressed and anxious about the world as anyone else who may be reading this. I do not have much to say because of that. I am left rather unable to form *good* sentences and instead must leave you with the basics.
Today is the day Sheridan Books will be receiving my print files. I am very nervous and sure I messed up in some small little way that will need updating and correcting, but today is the start of that process.
In my talks with them, they stated an approximate wait time of 85 days before the books would be coming to me. I am sure this is as good of a guess as they can give and that's fine with me. We'll keep in contact and get better dates as the time comes. This isn't print on demand or print to order, so we can expect an exchange of expediency for the raise in quality and specificity.
If they are correct in their estimates, April will be the money I begin shipping. Between then and now I have to deal with US taxes, moving apartments, and whatever else happens. At this point, I don't think anything in my personal or professional life will stop me from gathering packing materials and waiting anxiously for the books. If there's any reason I cannot work when the time comes, y'all will be like the third or fourth to know.
I want to say thank you for making my divorce from kickstarter as painless as possible. We had many late nights over boxed wine yelling about how we treated each other and even went to couples therapy for a while, but it just wasn't working. We're in different places morally and want to explore other people. You all made that possible.
All joking aside, I believe this campaign has sold more copies initially than most other projects I've released. We clocked the end at around 235% of the initial goal. I mean, it's hard to overstate that this means I can keep living haha. Without getting to sentimental, thank you for supporting me. I'll let you know if the time comes when I can hire employees and you can begin to hate me. That'll be a day to remember.
The last thing I want to say today is that, I don't know what the future holds. I have a few projects I want to do this year, but it's hard to think about them and impossible to think about what's beyond. I've been listening to Burnham's INSIDE on repeat for the last few months. It seems more poignant than when it released last year. This song in particular.
Nothing else to that. Just enjoy the tunes.
Have a good week everyone,