The names come in, and I think "Hey I know that guy," or "Wow, she dropped in and decided to back it, awesome!"
I don't know everyone, but most of the names I recognize.
On the one hand, there's a chance the whole thing might start to feel like "oh, it's just my friends chipping in to help," but as soon as I have the thought, I realize it conveys the wrong scale.
Yes, I do recognize many of the names backing the project.
They are from my home town, and my home state, and from Washington, and California, and New York, and Florida, and England, and Scotland, and Belgium, and Iceland, and Austrailia, and Germany.
Many – most – I've never met, face to face.
But they are friends.
They are also customers and fans.
In some cases, they are people whose creative work I have backed in the past. I am their fan, and I do a little internal backflip when I see them digging what I'm doing.
And yet, we're friends.
Those names I don't know? By the time this project is done, we're going to be friends, too.
Creators. Customers. Friends. Collaborators. We're all these things, at the same time.
And that is a hell of a remarkable thing.
Please check out the kickstarter. I'd love for you to be involved, too, and we're very, very close to fully funding.
Hidden Things Audiobook
A new Hidden Things audiobook. Available on as many platforms as possible, and airing as a DRM-free podcast in early 2014.