Help Fund 20 Year Book Publishing Dream

Fundraising campaign by Ntsane Ntsane
  • US$104.00
    raised of $1,100.00 goal goal
Secured Project Lift of... - $270
Editorial Horizons Reac... - $630
The Book is alive!!! - $1100
9% Funded
3 Donors

Current milestone

1/3

Secured Project Lift off!!

$104.00/$270

Next milestone

2/3

Editorial Horizons Reached1

$630

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My name is Ntsane and for over 20 years I have had a dream to be a published author.

I have written spur of the moment thoughts and mini essays on all sorts of material, from shopping slips, notepads, loose papers, and even actual napkins – it all depended on where I was when inspiration hit; and this has encouraged me to never let that dream go.

Because of the responsibilities of being an adult (adulting can be rough!), I have always put my dream on hold, justifying this with the mantra that “one day my turn will come”, while I watched and celebrated the journeys and success of those around me.

But that “day” never arrived – and the dream lay dormant.

So for a long time I have sat behind a desk and dealt with all the responsibilities that I have had to – and I can never disregard the gratitude I have to be able to work; that cannot be underestimated.

However, this has made me overlook myself and the desire to be a published writer.

The costs associated with publishing a fully realised book have been out of reach for me in the past; from finding the right team, content creation, editing, research, printing, as well as marketing and distribution.

Recently, I was able to connect with a publishing team who not only understand what and how I want to write. They are willing to walk with me every step of the way to bring this dream to life – from mentorship, editing, research, publishing, and marketing.

It will mean that the next few months will be intense; but I am more than willing to put in the work. And I am even looking to record my journey to the finished book on social media, to not only show how I am doing, but to also be accountable for the funds raised.

This is where I need your help.

The full cost of the process is R20 000 (about $1100), broken down into three milestone payments that mark the beginning of each phase of the process – the writing phase, the editorial and proofreading phase, as well as the cover design, printing, publishing and marketing phase.

I am not the best at asking for help – but this dream has been deferred long enough and I know this is the opportunity I need to take full advantage of.

I also want to be actively involved in making this dream happen. So, I am not just asking you to fund this target while I am doing nothing – I am also open to generate funds by putting my writing skills to use, through providing CV redesign services; because I really love seeing other succeed through my contributions, no matter how small.

If you are looking to step into your own dream job, then I can offer that service, which has a fixed cost.

For more information on the publishing team, you find them on Instagram - @khathumaestro_author

I am truly thankful for all the help you can provide to fund the dream – and I can’t wait to see this dream become reality!

Milestones

1. Secured Project Lift off!!

$104/$270 ongoing

This marks reaching the first payment milestone, which covers the intial expenses of the team, from research to weekly engagement and mentorship sessions.

2. Editorial Horizons Reached1

$630 Upcoming

We have reached the space where the deeper work begins! The funding at this level will mean editing, proofreading, as well as all other aspects for pre-publication have been achieved! Thank you so much!!!

3. The Book is alive!!!

$1,100 Upcoming

Reaching this funding milestones means you not only have helped me begin living the dream, but that it actually is no longer a dream!! we have arrived at the mountain top and I cant wait to share the final results with everyone!

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Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Oct 01, 2023
$26.00
  • Royal Daughter
  • Donated on Sep 08, 2023
  • Seeing this link on your whatsapp status just made me beam with soo much joy for you! I couldn't be more prouder of you Ntsane for executing on your visionboard,....and "mounting this mountain" 🤣. Wishing you a great journey to your summit point, loads of fun and laughter, and gigantic success for you and your son,.....as I stand up already to applaud you for getting this far. xxx

$53.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Sep 08, 2023
  • As a fellow writer, I hope this dream comes true for you. You absolutely deserve it after all the hard work you've put in to being a great dad and the determination I've seen in you to succeed no matter what work you have taken on.

$25.00

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Donors & Comments

3 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Oct 01, 2023
$26.00
  • Royal Daughter
  • Donated on Sep 08, 2023
  • Seeing this link on your whatsapp status just made me beam with soo much joy for you! I couldn't be more prouder of you Ntsane for executing on your visionboard,....and "mounting this mountain" 🤣. Wishing you a great journey to your summit point, loads of fun and laughter, and gigantic success for you and your son,.....as I stand up already to applaud you for getting this far. xxx

$53.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Sep 08, 2023
  • As a fellow writer, I hope this dream comes true for you. You absolutely deserve it after all the hard work you've put in to being a great dad and the determination I've seen in you to succeed no matter what work you have taken on.

$25.00

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US$104.00
raised of $1,100.00 goal
Secured Project Li... - $270
Editorial Horizons... - $630
The Book is alive!!! - $1100
9% Funded
3 Donors

Current milestone

1/3

Secured Project Li...

$104/$270

Next milestone

2/3

Editorial Horizons...

$630

Help this ongoing fundraising campaign by making a donation and spreading the word.