Number of new backers: 6 Total backers: 26 Funding £901
Tasks: email work contacts, start discussions on Linkedin, contact Headteachers and businesses who produce products for children with SEN&D. I have previously contributed content to the Guardian and The Times so I wrote and asked if they'd like something about Sensory Stories. The Guardian reporter writes back and says 'yes'
Mum backs the project (Thanks Mum) and three people I don't know personally. I hunted through my twitter feed, found them among my followers and sent out personal thank you tweets.
I am spending over 12hrs a day at the computer. When I walk through to the kitchen I have to remind myself to unclench my jaw. Ordinarily when working at my desk I can listen to the radio, or can get distracted plaiting my hair in increasingly elaborate ways. Working on the Kickstarter project I am as single minded as I've ever been, I'm not even thinking my own thoughts: I am the project!
James wants me to take a break. He can see I am exhausted.
I refuse, I know that my numbers suffer if I'm absent from my keyboard. I feel that I have to be in twitter in real time in order to respond to tweets instantly and have the conversations that result in backers. After waiting for so long to do this project I can't allow myself to do anything other than work flat out. And of course we're about to move house, move country, and I'm anxious about how that will impact the project.
Kickstarter progress >