Today I went on the site for the Historical Novel Society Writer’s Conference and I found out there’s a deadline to sign up: May 22
I feel silly. Of course there would be a deadline.
If you’re planning on donating to help me go or spreading the word via blogging and Facebook, there are only 13 days left!
I’ll be honest; I didn’t think this fundraiser was going to work from the start. I’m not disappointed about the new deadline. I started this fundraiser not from a radical sense of optimism, but because if I was going to meet with disappointment, I wanted to know I did everything I could.
As it is, I’m shocked that I received the amount of support that I did so far. It feels rejuvenating to know that people out there want me to succeed – even people I’ve never met!
I also appreciate the non-monetary support from people who visit my blog, spend time reading and commenting, and show me that I can be interesting and I do have something worthwhile to say. This blog is many things for me, including a confidence boost and a supportive network that drives me forward.
No matter what the outcome, I’m glad I tried this.