Here goes:

Let me start be saying how absolutely overwhelming this Indiegogo process has been. To say that being in a constant state of asking people for anything (let alone money) is not something any of us are familiar with. It’s terribly awkward to the point of almost physical pain and I (personally) have experienced large waves of guilt throughout the campaign. It’s pretty terrible. But we signed up for it and prepared ourselves for every possible outcome and I feel like we’ve done a pretty good job of keeping it somewhat together. Would we do it again? Honestly, I think all of us can agree that we hope we never have to. Once the time on our campaign clock runs out, we’ll all be feeling a huge weight being lifted from our shoulders, regardless of the outcome.

The silver lining of the guilt-waves and chronic anxiety? It’s kind of insane, the amount of support that we’ve had throughout these past 53 days. A lot of shocking moments. A lot of gasps. A lot of, “REALLY?!”’s. Support from people we don’t know. Contributions from long lost friends we haven’t seen or heard from in years that are simply eager to help because they believe in us. Parents of students that I teach dance to who just wanted to help. We even had a reality star-celeb promote our page! This has been the most rewarding part, I think. The surprise of having the people donate that we had no idea were paying attention. It has been a beautiful part of the experience.

Now, if you don’t mind us being candid…

We’re terrified. Our Indiegogo campaign officially closes in one week. ONE. WEEK. How has it been 2 months already? How is that possible? To date, we’ve raised $3,825. Damn. That’s a lot of money for us! We had no idea what to expect going into this and sort of just waltzed blindly through everything with high hopes.  We can’t believe we have 66 funders and enough people that support us to create that amount of money. We can’t thank you enough!

So what does it mean if we don’t reach our goal?

It means we won’t be giving up, that’s for damn sure.  And fortunately or unfortunately for you, we’ll just be bouncing back as aggressively as we came in. We have some new ideas in the mix as to how to cover another large portion of our cost for the album, which I will be writing about again in the near-ish future as more of an announcement. Get excited, because it’s a doozey!

We just want to say, for the record (again) how much we love all of you. For as crazy as this campaign has been, we’ve always known we wouldn’t drown in it because of the people behind us. And this will continue to be the case, because without you, we are nothing. To those of you that donated, shared, liked our campaign – you are everything to us and there aren’t enough words in any language to thank you all properly.

Alright, alright. Enough with the mush.

We’ve still got 7 days left of juice in this machine… let’s keep it moving! If you want to donate and haven’t yet, here’s our link:

http://igg.me/at/janeofarc

Our campaign ends December 17th around 1 p.m.  Don’t have the cash but still want to help? Share our link! Tell your friends about us! Spread the music J.  And wish us luck!

<3,

JOA

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