“Once I decided I wanted to make a book, I was determined to do everything I could to make it a success. Part of this desire came from a fear of failure – when you ask for money online and produce something that is going out into the world, its success or failure feels personal. So that fear drove me, as did the realization that this project was a gift. It’s rare to have such complete creative control over something and I took that privilege very seriously.
In the process of making this book, my respect for people who create things and push them out into the world grew immensely. It takes bravery to make something personal and then let it be seen and judged by the outside world.”