In case you didn't read the project recap (or any of the recent emails) and are still convinced I ran off to Mexico with your money, here's an unofficial update:
This project was supposed to be over months ago for me too. I've put my life & business on hold to do it. Worked my ass off. I'm tired. My health sucks. And I'm selling stuff on craigslist to pay the bills because this morning my bank account looked like this:
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In case your math is as bad as mine: $50,000 doesn't go very far when $10,000 off it goes to charity and you have to spend what now feels like a small fortune on plane tickets, rental cars and luxurious rooms at La Quinta. It goes even less far when you live in the second most expensive city in the country and don't have any other income because you put your business on hold to do some crazy project about pugs.
I'm sorry I'm not perfect, but I'm not guilty of anything but biting off more than I can chew (and subsequently choking on it). If that doesn't mean something to you, there's really nothing I can say.
If you live in a world where everyone is out to scam or hurt you in some way, I feel kind of bad for you. If you've never struggled or failed at anything, I hope your luck continues. If it makes you feel good to make other people feel bad, congratulations. You've succeeded.
Oh. And if you think real-world manners don't apply online, guess what: there is a real live person on the other side of what you type and maybe they don't deserve to be cursed at in all caps for trying to be helpful.
I love everyone here who's stuck by me and the pugs and am sorry any negativity ended up in a place where people have always come to be happy. Puglet will be back soon. He's dying to tell you about an email we got from a publisher who's interested in *our* book. That makes three.
Back to the Other 999....