Today marks the beginning of the last week of the ‘Bruce Finds A Home’ Kickstarter campaign!
As of today we are 89% funded with eight days to go and feeling cautiously optimistic / freaked out / a bit sick / incredibly grateful for all the support!
We’ll be pulling out the big guns over the next week (well, by ‘The Big Guns’ I mean a couple of Facebook ads, contacting every internet cat under the sun and hosting this crowdfunding workshop / closing event at Port Chalmers Library).
I also have a story on OH! Baby today, and we have a story coming up on I Iz Cat, which is billed as “probably the best cat website on the planet”.
We’ll send a supporter update and the “Bruce Mews” newsletter out over the next few days and encourage people to share the campaign (though I must say, people have been AMAZING about sharing it so far).
One of the loveliest things about this project has been getting so much support from friends, family, colleagues, Bruce fans and other people from all over the world. It’s been incredible. Lately I’ve struck up some conversations with two awesome bloggers in America. It’s amazing how many wonderful, helpful people there are out there.
It’s also been interesting keeping an eye on the other crowdfunding campaigns that I’m aware of at the moment (notably Gecko Press and Bachelorette) and I hope they meet their targets too.
Well I’d better get onto contacting all those internet cats… I’ll update you next week once it’s all over and let you know how we got on!
2023 Burns fellow Kathryn van Beek has an MA from Victoria University Wellington - Te Herenga Waka’s International Institute of Modern Letters. She is a winner of the Mindfood Short Story Competition and the Headland Prize. Her collection of short stories, Pet, is available as a podcast, and her work has also appeared in Overland, takahē, Newsroom, and the Sunday Star-Times. She lives in UNESCO City of Literature Ōtepoti Dunedin with her two rescue cats.