ONE DAY LEFT. One day before the fundraiser kicks off. One day before we start a 25-day race to get Epiphany into print. ISN’T THAT CRAZY?? That’s what the cover is going to look like, by the way.
I’ll tell you one thing, it’s been a long, long time since 2008, when I first floated the half-baked first ideas for Epiphany past my college friends. Though updates have been sporadic at times (and admittedly, sometimes for months at a time, totally nonexistent), Epiphany has been the metronome that I’ve set my career by. No matter what sort of crazy mini or class assignment or whatever I’ve worked on in the past five years, it’s all happened in the shadow of this book. People have asked me if I’m sad to finish it off, and I am, but I’m also kind of relieved.
This book grew out of my late teenage years, when I felt like I was going to be ripped apart by some of the external and internal issues I was struggling with at the time. Since then, I’ve grown older, I’ve changed how I think and act, and though I’m still dealing with some of the same issues (and new ones are always popping up), my perspective on them is a little different than it used to be. Look behind Epiphany’s plot and it’s a document of progress, not just as an artist but also as a person.
To everyone who’s supported this project in the past— to old friends, new friends, former friends, former enemies, teachers, family, and of course, all of you completely fantastic readers out there, many of whom I’ll never get to meet in person but who still burn bright as stars in a sea of darkness— thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for making this book a journey worth taking. Even if we don’t make it to $5000, we had a hell of a run.
There won’t be any more news tomorrow night, because that’s when the fundraiser is going live. SO: expect a fair bit of blogging about that for the next month. The show must go on!