Kickstarters, Anniversaries, and Reels (Oh My!)

At a glance, it’s been a minute since I’ve made several announcements at once – since the early days of the pandemic, to be precise. There’s a lot that’s going on and a lot to go over, and I’m just going to go right ahead and dive into it:

The Kickstarter for Dasig is officially LIVE!

It’s been about a month since I went public with the news that I am writing a graphic novel. Now the process of raising funds for it has begun. As of this writing, it has even been a full two days, and yet we are already about a quarter of a way to our goal.

Dasig is a story of a young warrior-in-training who’s struggling to focus on her pursuits when invaders from an unknown land threaten to take over. All of us on the team have been working really hard on it, and would love it if you’re in the position to be a backer. If you’re not able to, to share it with your own networks would be greatly appreciated.

The Kickstarter for Dasig will be going on until Sunday, August 14th. Be sure to also sign up for updates on Dasig.ph, and if you’re on Instagram, follow along @dasig1521. Some of us will be doing a virtual discussion about the work going into it, along with a Q&A, next Wednesday, July 20th at 7pm Pacific. Please tune in for that if you can by registering here.

It’s been eight years since A Moment’s Worth was released!

I’ve been talking a lot about, what will be, my first graphic novel as of late, and yet yesterday was significant in the fact that it was the eighth anniversary since the release of my first novel, A Moment’s Worth. An experimental work, it explores the concepts of the interconnectivity among the human race, the fine line between what is real and what could be a dream, and the value of moments in time.

It was a work from a different time and, for me, a different level of experience. It’s not a work I would picture myself writing nowadays, but it’s one I respect my past self for putting out at the time. I don’t know who has picked up on it over the course of the pandemic, but for those who have, I hope it has brought something of value to them.

It’s been eight years, which means I’m now two short years a way from it being a full blown decade since its release. While I’m not thinking too deeply about it at the moment, I am wondering as to whether or not I should do anything significant for it. As of right now, it’s only available electronically wherever books are sold. Should I consider the possibility of finally making it available as a physical book too? You tell me.

I released my first artistic reel!

I’ve seen several artistic reels over the years, mainly for actors, stunt actors, dancers, and directors. Watching them all, I’ve always toyed with the idea of creating one of my own for my writing for the stage and screen. Well, as of earlier this month, I finally made that happen.

All the works featured are written works that have been produced over the last five years. While I’m well aware of it being longer than the average reel, this first take is really to demonstrate all of what I’m capable of and how I’ve grown as a writer over the years. It’s also why I lumped both my playwriting and screenwriting works into one reel, with hopes that the more content I write in both mediums, I’ll eventually get to a point where any future reels I create will be both shorter and separated.

I’ve been struggling a lot with advancing to higher points in my writing career. My hope is that this will silence anyone from saying I don’t have experience, when it should be evident at this point that I do. Please consider sharing the reel around with anyone who may be interested in seeing it. The more eyes that see it, the better.

So that’s what I’ve got going on presently. In whatever ways you can show support, please know by now that it’s all appreciated. Whether that be donating to the Dasig Kickstarter campaign, buying my debut novel if you haven’t already, or sharing my reel, you’re doing something that’s making me feel seen and acknowledged as a writer.

If you are able to, I hope you can go support me in all that I do by leaving a tip over on Ko-fi. I do a lot of writing that I get paid very little for or not at all, and so this is a way of showing your support other than just reading my content. Donations of varying quantities and frequencies are greatly appreciated.

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