Emergency 2nd Career for Mark
I am a creative who has, for all my life, dreamed of earning my living as a writer. I even have published a novel and been a regular contributor to periodicals.
This past December, two weeks before Christmas, I came to an involuntary separation from my 35-year career as a commercial artist, and was left without a means of supporting myself. I was, at the time, a matter of weeks from being able to publish my second novel. Now, I am about to move forward with that goal, but the soonest I will receive any royalties will be in three months.
I am resorting to this Go Fund Me campaign to attempt to raise sufficient funds to tide me over from now until royalties for my second novel (and subsequent works) start coming in. If I can make this work, I will be able to support myself for the foreseeable future and, indeed, on into retirement. The bridge funds will provide me will allow me to remain a contributing citizen and to leave a creative legacy for future generations. And you and I together will have been able to do that.