NOTES: There is no deadline to this campaign. You can donate today!
It's more about the total number of donations than the goal, to convince a publisher I have a lot of readers willing to buy the book. So any amount, however small, is appreciated.
My story: Many of you know that my son, Dylan
, died of brain cancer three years ago.
I kept a blog of his six-year struggle that drew thousands of readers, inspired by his story and his message to "remember just to love."
I wrote 175,000 words.
Now, I am emotionally ready to tell his story. I have started converting those words into a memoir of Dylan's short life, and I need your help
A successful campaign on here will help a publisher say "yes" to this book, because it indicates I have an audience willing to buy it and share it. So please, even if you can only give a little bit, it's more about the number of donors than the amount I raise
I have an editor I'm working with who is certain the proposal will win me an advance
, which will allow me to complete the work. However, even if I do not attract a publisher, I'll self-publish, and I'll need to pay her and others (Amazon publishing, cover art, reviews, blurbs, renting a place to write, web design, marketing, travel, etc.).
In addition to spreading Dylan's inspirational life and message to a wider audience, I'll be writing about what wasn't in the blog
: the transformation of my relationships with my wife and sons; the growth I went through personally and psychologically; and the evolution of my views on the meaning of life, religion, medicine, healthcare, science and God.
If I exceed my crowdfunding goal, that will go toward promoting the book (which an author has to do with or without a publisher).
As I make progress on the proposal, I'll be posting updates here and on my Facebook profile. I'm using the book Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write
as a guide. Proposals have 12 sections and I'll be working on at least one section per week.
People have told me how powerful a writer I am. This will be the most important thing I'll ever write
. It will bring inspiration to hundreds of thousands of people. Dylan's journey taught me life is precious, and we need to make the most of the time we have.
I appreciate your donating what you can. I am so thankful!A few links:
RJTL Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RememberJustToLove/
My personal Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ericjdavid/
Sample chapter (the day Dylan died): https://www.facebook.com/ericjdavid/posts/10154627675031754
The 175,000-word blog I kept about Dylan: http://dylan.ericdavid.info/
The proposal guide: https://www.amazon.com/Nonfiction-Proposals-Anybody-Revised-Updated/dp/039952827X
Remember just to love,