It’s been a busy week. I launched my indigogo campaign igg.me/at/sistersofavalon a week ago tomorrow and boy, do I feel loved. Not that I didn’t beforehand but I am overwhelmed with emotion and cannot wait to share Sisters of Avalon with you all. I am guessing if you are reading this blog than you have already seen my campaign. In any case, I am at 42% of my funding and still have a way to go yet. But for those that have reached out to help, you have made me feel extremely blessed. With you by my side I know I can do this. Seeing a dream come to life is a precious thing and I have not taken any part of this journey for granted.
My hubby has been by my side cheering me on, editing my book, recording videos and taking our boys out weekend after weekend to give me time to write. What a household of great men I have in my corner.
My friends from far and wide have been reaching out and donating, even friends that I didn’t think I had, have come out of the woodwork. I am grateful for the love.
My family, once again, you are holding me up. Keeping me strong and cheering me on. I am filled to the brim by your generosity.
With 9 days to go I still need you to share my annoying posts, keep them going until they reach enough people, I appreciate it so very much.
Bringing Sisters of Avalon to Newfoundland is my dream because this novel would not even exist if it were not for my home . This story is my love letter to my birth province (even if the story line is rather dark). Newfoundland is my beacon and I would be lost without its beautiful light. This campaign is more than just about raising money for me, it’s about sharing a part of my soul that has been hidden for so long. Three years ago, right around the time of my fathers passing, a light got switched on inside of me. It was a glimmer of hope that came after a year of heartbreak and excruciating pain. I knew deep down that if I didn’t find some sort of way out of this sorrow that I would lose myself in it forever.
I began reading books about finding my Dharma and began healing through my creativity, which of course was writing. The Sisters of Avalon script came first, I wrote dialogue between characters that also felt pain but looked for forgiveness and happiness. Then came the book, and I can tell you that the book became something entirely different. All the darkness, sadness, and pain that was once inside me came pouring out. I will apologize now to anyone who thinks this story will end wrapped up in a pretty pink bow. It will not have your typical happy ending, but will challenge its readers to look for their own happy ending, their own joy, and their own bliss.
Sisters of Avalon is more than just a story, it is my manifestation of something I believed so strongly in, that there was no way my ego could destroy it. It is my way of saying that when you allow yourself to break free from all the crap that is thrown at you, anything is possible. As human beings we get caught up in so much shit, pardon my lack of decorum, that we lose our spiritual connection to self. We were all put here on this earth in the same way, and in that moment we are all infinite creatures capable of extraordinary things. It took me 36 years to figure that out, and I am grateful for every moment that lead me there but now it’s time to let go of everything that held me back. The path ahead of me is already laid out, I just have to be courageous enough to follow it and not “sweat the small stuff,” as they say.
Thank you to everyone who has joined me on this adventure, as I will forever hold your gratitude in my heart.