POV Monday Promo is a ten part series leading up to an Indiegogo book crowdfundraiser for, Prayers of a Virgin: 52 Weeks of Poetic Inspiration and Personal Planetary Guidance with the Destiny Cards. The promo’s goal is to build a buzz around the campaign, “blook” the first 3 Chapters by my mother’s Earthday on September 26th, and get the needed funds and feedback before publishing.
THE STORY BEE-HIND THE TITLE
In Pt. 2 of this series, I’d like to share the story behind the book title, Prayers of a Virgin: 52 Weeks of Poetic Inspiration and Personal Planetary Guidance with the Destiny Cards. The inspiration for the title came from my first love back in my college days. He called me out of the blue after not hearing from him in years, and as always, he was right on time, always popping up when I was going through life’s fire, and hearing his voice was a healing balm. He was calling to ask me a favor and what came out of his mouth surprised me, even today when I think of it.
He said, “I need the prayers of a virgin.” At that time, I was a little shocked and embarrassed because I didn’t hold my virginity as a badge of honor, but rather something that alienated me from the rest of society in some unspoken way. I’ve come a long way since then and part of the reason it’s taken me so long to write my book in the past has had to do with me exposing my “literal” virginity up to age 32. In truth, I’ve always seen virginity as neither good nor bad, however, it was the values, beliefs and judgments that society projected on me around sexuality that I picked up on and allowed to hinder my full expression. Now that I’ve broken free from all the mental madness, I’m free to share my views without concern for what others might think around the true meaning behind virginity, which to me has little to do with sexuality and more to do with a person “owning onto themselves,” not claimed by any person or perspective that doesn’t serve their ultimate good. I decided to take Dr. Seuss’ advice when he said, “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” Below is the schedule for the promo and PLEASE take the survey below so I can get your feedback on the book title and concept so far.
NEW & IMPROVED POV MONDAY PROMO SCHEDULE (Updated July 26th)
June 12th- POV Monday Promo 10 Pt. Series Kick-off
August 7th: POV Monday Promo 10 Pt. Series Reconvenes
I’ve changed the POV Monday Promo from 9 to a 10-Part Series. As part of the series, I plan to post the first 3 Chapters of POV by my mother’s Earthday on Sept. 26th.
August 26th: Indiegogo’s “Coming Soon” Pre-Crowdfundraiser Kick-off
The pre-crowdfundraiser option allows fans to sign-up and spread the word before the crowdfundraiser begins and to also offer additional perks for early birds and fans that spread the word.
September 26th: POV 49-Day Indiegogo Crowdfundraiser Begins on Daisy’s Earthday!
From the time of my mother’s Earthday to her memorial day is almost exactly 49 days! Seven Weeks (49 Days) has a lot of significance in the Destiny Card System, so it’s befitting to start on her Earthday.
November 13th: Complete POV Indiegogo Crowdfundraiser
November 14th: 49-Days 2 Book Launch Project Starts on my Mother’s Memorial Date
I know that it’s a pretty ambitious goal, yet for the love of Daisy and sharing my greatest gifts, I plan to push on through to complete the editing and publishing of POV by the New Year. Whether I meet with success, failure or some combination of the two, I’m glad to be on the journey and I give BIG THANKS for your readership and support.
January 1st: POV Book Launch Date!
I’d love to get your feedback on the book basics in order to create a better product, more capable of reaching my audience. If you complete the short survey, you’ll get a free copy of my e-book and a 45% discount on a Destiny Card Report with the coupon code given at the end of the survey.