What's happened this week:
The Kickstarter is over 200% funded! I am having a hard time wrapping my head around that; I went into this at least halfway certain it wouldn't fund at all, so it's a big adjustment! There are nineteen days to go in the campaign, and I hope to get even more backers between now and then.
I am continuing to publicize The SPIRICAL Tarot by posting updates on Kickstarter and Instagram, and going the low-tech route of hanging up flyers around town. I'll probably send out another email too, at some point -- so for those of you who are getting bombarded with contact from me, I apologize :(
What I'd like to do:
Now that this project has entered the "done" phase, I find myself wanting to develop some of the other ideas I have in the back of my mind... but I don't feel that I can fully concentrate on starting a new project until this one is completely finished.
That being said, I have ideas for another tarot deck, and an oracle deck too. I have totally loved this entire process -- conceiving the original idea, figuring out the concept and image for each card, writing the Guidebook, and designing the Workbook -- and I can't wait to do it again!
What I've learned:
I'm finding that in many unexpected ways, success is harder than failure! I had a total "who the hell do I think I am?" meltdown a few days ago, and it made me realize how much comfort there is in staying in my familiar box.
I've done more self-care in the last week than I have in a long time, and I'm happy to see myself really practicing the things I talk about in the Guidebook and the deck.
I definitely wanted and needed the validation of a funded Kickstarter campaign -- I can feel my confidence level rising along with the funding rate!
At the same time, the critical inner voices are just as loud as ever (if not louder), so really not much has changed -- I still am who I am, good and bad, and to be honest I'm glad about that :)