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CFC: News

Nov. 19th, 2013 02:12 pm
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What news have you heard recently about cyberfunded creativity? Articles, links, practitioners, etc. are all welcome. 
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Hi there

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Informational link for those interested, though this is full of legalese and I haven't had a chance to parse my way through more than the first couple of paragraphs yet:

SEC Proposes Crowdfunding Rules

I don't know that these would apply to small, individual crowdfunders, but thought it would be important to keep abreast of changes on the larger scale of crowdfunding as well.
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It would be nice to have good news for a chance, but right now it feels like James and I are stuck in a very big hole with no way out. He had an ultrasound on Wednesday, which didn't show anything unusual, and yet he's still in massive amounts of pain (yesterday was awful), which is making him depressed, he's having trouble with his appetite, and everything is worrying him. We don't know when he'll be able to get back to work and that's not helping. A couple of days ago he was scared he might lose his job because he's been off for so long and then yesterday he was worried he wouldn't be able to work again because the pain isn't fading.

For those who might be interested the specialist - a urologist - said it was prostititus. Hence the antibiotics. It wasn't until after the ultrasound that I thought to look it up and now I'm a little worried too. There's a 25% chance the antibiotics won't work and that's if it is caused by an infection.  If it isn't... Basically we need to wait until Tuesday, when James has another appointment with the urologist, to see what he says, because I am desperately hoping there's something else that can be done. According to what I read he may need to be on the antibiotics longer, but as they aren't working very well now I just don't know if that's going to do any good.

To add to everything next month is September and, as we're on a four weekly payment schedule, we'll be paying the rent twice. That means we'll be paying nearly £800 in rent. James' sick pay doesn't cover £380. So what I need right now is help. If you have anything to spare, please toss it into the tip jar at my website, and if you don't every signal boost is appreciated. I'm starting my blog tour this month, so hopefully that will help too.
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It's just over a week until rent day and it looks like James will be off work for another week at the very least. He has an ultrasound on the 31st, but there are no guarantees it will tell us what's wrong, and he can't stay on antibiotics much longer, because it seems like they're making him feel unwell. That's not really a surprise after him being on them for a month and ten days, so far, and he has another twenty days to go. What I want to be able to do is help with the rent, especially as in September we have two days in the month when we pay rent (we pay every four weeks instead of monthly), so my aim is to get £100, at least, to be able to put towards the rent.

Every little really does help at the moment, because I have no idea how much longer James will be off, and the more I can put towards the rent and the groceries the better. I'm having a prompt session, beginning on the 30th of July, there's the sponsorable stories page, and I'd love to have some more people renting settings, adopting characters, and buying story bundles.
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On Tuesday James got signed off for two weeks, given a new batch of antibiotics, and had some blood taken for tests. So far the antiobiotics don't seem to have done much, but I didn't really expect them to, because the last lot didn't work. He still has another couple of days to go, so I'm still hoping. The blood test results all came back clear, apart from the virals which we're still waiting for, so the next step is a urologist as he's already had a clear ultrasound. Not knowing what's causing the problem is the hardest part, especially as he's still in massive amounts of pain.

So that means we still don't really know how much time James is going to end up needing off. This week he'll be using his week of work sick pay, which means the rest of the time we'll be getting Statutory Sick Pay (if he's eligible), and any donations I can get will really help with paying the rent and buying groceries. One of the things I didn't mention is that I have a simple system set up for sponsoring a collection that I hope is useful and I'd love to get some interest in story bundles.

Help Needed

May. 3rd, 2013 10:38 am
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This isn't something I ever thought I'd have to do, but I find myself in a position where I need to desperately ask the crowdfunding community for help. Due to some medical issues it's looking more and more like James is going to have to take some time off work. As he's only been with his current job for just over a year he'll only get a weeks worth of their sick pay and Statutory Sick Pay isn't even going to cover our rent. So what I need is some money desperately in order to help cover the rent, buy groceries, and get James fuel so he can go back to work when he's feeling better.

At the moment we don't know what's wrong. It could be something simple to fix, but he's still going to need to take time off. He's had this problem for just over a month now, and the first attempt at sorting the problem with antibiotics didn't work, but that hasn't stopped him from going to work. Unfortunately it does seem like his stubborness may have affected him, because it seems like the pain he's suffering from is getting worse. It's possible, depending on what is actually wrong, that he might need surgery and if he does it seems like, due to where it will be, that he's going to be off work for a while if it does come to that.

If you have some money you can stick in my tip jar at kajoneswriting.co.uk it really would help a lot. My aim is to cover half the rent, which is £180, and be able to buy food for a month, which is around £70, for at least the next couple of months, so I'll update my income tracker to show what I need. At the moment anything will help, even if it's just signal boosting my plea for help.

Every donator will, of course, receive their perk and I have site perks that will equal more published words at my site. There are all sorts of things you can get, from character adoptions to the newly created story bundles, as I love experimenting with crowdfunding, so check it out and it's always possible to send me an email (k_a_jones at live.co.uk) if you need more information.
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What are your crowdfunding events scheduled for this month?

The Crowdfunding Creative Jam will run Saturday, May 18-Sunday, May 19 with a theme of "magic."

CFC News

Apr. 30th, 2013 01:15 pm
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 What news have you heard recently about cyberfunded creativity? Articles, links, practitioners, etc. are all welcome.

CFC News

Dec. 18th, 2012 11:24 am
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 What news have you heard recently about cyberfunded creativity? Articles, links, practitioners, etc. are all welcome.

CFC News

Oct. 16th, 2012 02:15 pm
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What news have you heard recently about cyberfunded creativity? Articles, links, practitioners, etc. are all welcome.
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What projects do you have planned for the month of September?

CFC News

Aug. 21st, 2012 11:38 pm
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What news have you heard recently about cyberfunded creativity? Articles, links, practitioners, etc. are all welcome.
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 Here's a report about the Cyberforce Kickstarter project by Top Cow.
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This article looks at crowdfunding music and related expenses. Some crowdfunding projects are more successful than others; some people are better at raising money. But one thing seems consistently true: you can't take the exact model from conventional publishing and drop it straight into crowdfunding. That doesn't work very well. You need to design a business plan that works with your fundraising method and the available amount of money.

As for putting money back into a business? I so wish. I know that's the most effective way to build a business, but pretty much all the money I make from crowdfunding goes straight into basic living expenses.

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Jul. 17th, 2012 05:06 pm
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What news have you heard recently about cyberfunded creativity? Articles, links, practitioners, etc. are all welcome.

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