“What do you DO during a Kickstarter?” – Days 16 through 19

Sorry for the lack of updates, folks. Leading into the last few days, which I’ve heard from many other successful creators can be a really crazy time, I’ve been spending more time with my wife and trying to recharge my proverbial batteries before the big final push – and I decided that getting back to backers . But, I have been keeping careful track of my hours…

Day 16

6:50 to 9:20 – messaged backers, wrote blog, messages on Twitter and Facebook

9:20 to 9:40 – got ready to leave for game day/night

9:40 to 10:20 – checked messages one last time and got into long Twitter exchange with someone who had playtested the PnP and had questions about rules

10:20 to 6:16 – printed out a friend’s prototype to playtest at different Staples and immediately regretted that decision when ten pages were going to “take a little bit and if you want to grab lunch and come back, that might be a good idea,” ate the worst felafel I’ve ever had for lunch, returned to Staples to find that the copying was still not done, waited, drove to gameday, missed my exit because my phone can’t seem to keep a connection to GPS, drove to next exit which was 20 miles away while cursing vigorously, finished delightful drive, had fun at game day including demoing Gothic Doctor (not counting it as work because, really, it was hanging out with friends of friends), one of the guys there told me that the Kickstarter had hit a new stretch goal

6:16 to 6:32 – posted a quick update with internet so slow that I had to type then wait for the words to appear on the screen

6:32 to end of night – hung out, played games

Total Time Today: 3 hours, 26 minutes


Day 17

wake up until 3:05 – hung out, played Smash Up for the first time, lunch at a diner, drove home

3:05 to 5:24 – talked to my FLGS about hosting a wrap party there, impulse bought the new Legendary expansion, drove home, planned about post-KS sales, emails about patient art, messaged with Matt Holden from IGA

5:24 to end of night – date night

Total Time Today: 2 hours, 19 minutes


Day 18

4:50 to 6:46 – business emails

6:46 to 8:43 – got ready for day, prepped for later tutoring

8:43 to 12:14 – business emails, emails about art, update to backers

12:14 to 5:05 – tutoring

5:05 to 5:24 – messaged backers

5:24 (my wife is consistent about when she gets home from work) to end of night – another date night

Total Time Today: 5 hours, 46 minutes


Day 19

7:22 to 8:38 – update images, messaged backers

8:38 to 9:13 – got ready to leave for demo in NYC

9:13 to 10:33 – drove to NYC

10:33 to 12:55 – brunch with a friend from high school, met his 11-week old daughter, enjoyed the general adorableness

12:55 to 7:10 – demoed at The Uncommons, drove home

7:10 to end of night – played Lego Marvel with my wife

Total Time Today: 8 hours, 51 minutes

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