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My Novel Project - +rewards for YOU

$750 of $1,100 goal

Raised by 8 people in 41 months

**Be sure to scroll to the bottom to see the rewards you can receive when you become part of the mission to tell this story.**

This book is the life story of a friend who was placed in the federal witness protection program after his testimony helped bring down the organized crime group in which he participated. You can read more about how God brought the two of us together to get this story told on my blog ( http://lisawomble.com/the-book-im-writing/), but for now I want to tell you ...

WHY I MUST FINISH WRITING THIS STORY – NOW!

My friend needs to have this book finished. Living in anticipation of his former identity being revealed brings with it a rollercoaster of emotions. Will the friendships and professional relationships he’s come to know in this new life be jeopardized once people know the details of his past? Will the demons he left behind come back to harm him, or worse yet his family, once they know where to find him? He’s willing to take on whatever may come, but needs to get on with it. Dealing with “what is” would be a welcome relief from pondering “what might be.”

He also needs his life to be unified instead of fragmented. There are many things he’s set out to accomplish, but the process is hindered by having to guard his secret. He is a pastor, the founder of an outreach ministry to help those who come from a background similar to his own, and a mentor to urban youth. Each of these roles requires a certain amount of transparency he is currently unable to offer.

My friend and I are both excited about the greater impact he will have once he can freely communicate the fullness of his own transformation. His is a story that will bring hope to many. 

WHAT IT WILL TAKE TO HELP ME GET THIS PROJECT DONE – NOW!

At this phase in the project, my two main goals are:  

1) To travel for research and interviews – 50% of the budget for this project will be dedicated to this goal. I would like to take two trips to the city in which the main events of this story occurred. I would like to take one trip with my co-author so he can give me a tour of the neighborhood he grew up in, show me where significant events took place, and introduce me to key individuals I plan to interview (news reporters and attorneys who were involved in his case, as well as friends and family). I would also like to take a second trip to that locale to continue interviews and write while soaking in the environment. There is also one additional location I’d like to visit in order to spend some time with the main FBI agent who worked the case.

2) To make time to get away and focus solely on writing – 15% of the budget for this project will be devoted to travel and lodging expenses for writing retreats. I have found that my most productive writing occurs when I can steal away for a few days. I’m a night owl and, when my creative juices are flowing, I can run on very little sleep. The problem is, this mode of operation is not sustainable when I try to work it in while also maintaining my usual obligations. I mean, it just doesn’t come across well when I show up to a meeting or event in my “writing jammies,” with unwashed hair and inability to change focus. Furthermore, I do not easily say “no” to distractions when I’m in my normal environment.   

Also included in the budget for this project is funding to cover the cost of rewards to contributors (25%) and fees from GoFundMe and bank processing (10%). Reward costs include postage, printing, t-shirts, and special events.

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I've finally started the private blog for those who've contributed to my book project. If you'd like to get in on the fun, read excerpts, give feedback, etc take a look at the "rewards" section of the campaign. I am so excited to be at this phase in the project and would love to have you join me.
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I've revised my goal. Currently looking to fund one more writing retreat in January in which I plan to make final edits before shopping for an agent/publisher. I'd still love to make the trip to the city of origin to put the finishing touches on the work, but for now I'm thrilled to be where I am with the project.
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Where a city girl likes to write ...
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I will have to acknowledge the Zion United Methodist Church in my book. This place has been a wonderful place to write.
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$750 of $1,100 goal

Raised by 8 people in 41 months
Created July 5, 2015
$5
every bit helps
Every gift is important, so I will list all backers on all social media related to this project - Facebook and my blog LisaWomble.com
$15
interactive
Receive excerpts from the book as it’s being written on a private, interactive website where we can discuss what you're reading. (plus the reward from $5 level)
$25
pdf copy
A PDF copy of the book when ready for publication (plus all the rewards from lower donation levels)
$50
hard copy
Autographed hard copy of the book when published
, bookmark for yourself and a few to give to friends. (plus all rewards from the lower donation levels)
$75
2 signed books
2 signed copies of the book with personalized messages to you and the friend you plan to give it to. (plus all rewards from lower donation levels)
$100
name dropping
Your name included as a patron in the Acknowledgements section of the book and a t-shirt. (plus all rewards from lower donation levels)
$200
private party
2 free passes to the private pre-release party - meet the man in Witness Protection. (plus all rewards at lower donation levels)
$500
day in the life
Hang out with my friend and his family and shadow him as he ministers to the homeless and needy in the St. Louis area. (+ all rewards from lower donations)
$1,000
double up
DOUBLE QUANTITY for all rewards at lower donation levels. For “a day in the life” this means you and a guest may shadow my friend on a given day.
$1,500
editing team
5 of 5 left
4 sessions as part of my editing/review team. Your name will be listed as an editor in the acknowledgments of the book. (+ all rewards from lower levels)
$2,500
event booking
Book my friend or me to speak at the event of your choice. 5 free books for event (plus all rewards from lower levels) *location my require 50% travel fees
$5,000
book 2 authors
My friend and I will BOTH speak at the event of your choice. 5 free books for event (plus all rewards from lower levels) *location my require 50% travel fees
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$50
Gayle Clark
38 months ago

♡u, we support all u do!

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Brenda Housenga
39 months ago

Love you Lis! Congratulations on your book!! Sooo very proud of you!!!

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41 months ago
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