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Emergency 2nd Career for Mark

$330 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 13 months

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.

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Update 10
Posted by Mark Alger
11 months ago
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I'm still job-hunting. Also still working away on my third novel. All assistance deeply appreciated.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/markphilipalger
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Update 9
Posted by Mark Alger
11 months ago
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Still job hunting. Still selling books at Amazon. http://amzn.to/1L7gWiZ Still here on this campaign. All donations gleefully accepted with our effusive thanks.
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Update 8
Posted by Mark Alger
12 months ago
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...And, we've plateaued and stalled. It's been almost two months. My second novel is published, I'm working on my third. I'm moving toward improving the cover art on all three. But the cash reserve is running down -- groceries and prescriptions mostly to cover. All help greatly appreciated. You're helping to make possible an artistic career of the future.
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Update 7
Posted by Mark Alger
12 months ago
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To offset the good news about the book's being on sale, I heard from Unemployment today. They've denied my claim for Unemployment Insurance benefits. 35 Years on a job and not a leg to stand on. I hate to whine, but: ::whine::
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$330 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 13 months
Created January 8, 2016
CH
$100
Christer Hellström
12 months ago
PW
$10
Peyton Wilson
13 months ago
$20
Christopher Hunt
13 months ago
$10
David Neylon
13 months ago
$100
Anonymous
13 months ago
$20
Erin Palette
13 months ago

When you can't run, you crawl, and when you can't crawl... when you can't do that... you find someone to carry you.

KB
$50
Kevin Baker
13 months ago

Hang in there!

$20
Charles Hill
13 months ago

Well, it's a start.

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