Dreaming with Tuition

Photo by Ilse Louw

Dream math: throwing out the calculation of what makes sense, is entirely rational, or might be possible, and doing something anyway. Especially when it a) feels right b) brings joy c) inspires you and/or others.

It makes absolutely no sense financially for me to study creative writing at Harvard Extension School, especially at this point in time of a year+ of little-to-no income due to COVID.

It’s a dream.

It’s a dream I’ve had for a long time and put on pause, convincing myself for years that I wasn’t good enough. Trying to protect myself through this belief. Hiding in a wound of persecution.

The wound has healed and now I know that writing isn’t only a dream, it’s a part of who I am.

Now that twenty short books and one collection of poetry have come through me and into the world, I feel more like myself. I feel that I am doing what I’m meant to be doing. Grateful, too, for everyone who has read and supported my work.

Next, is a novel. This novel requires the help and structure that comes from a master of creative writing. The novel will be my thesis and will receive the nurturing and care it needs to emerge into the world, crafted, and complete for you to receive.

I have a dream of funding this vision through my writing!

It’s a bit of a long-shot as tuition for my next required class is $2980 and I receive about $2 per book.

Still, it’s a dream, and I put every penny earned through my books towards it. This particular money feels special. Like it has a purpose.

It’s dream math, after all.

So, here’s the proposal. Can you help me achieve this dream?

I need to sell at least 1,490 books in two months! Between July 1st and August 31st.

You can check out the entire list of books available here. See which ones would like to be a part of your virtual or physical library.

I’ll update you on the progress here, and in my newsletter, as we go.

As of July 20th: $2,916 and 1,458 books to go!

The fun part, I find, of supporting someone else’s dream is that your dreams find support too. It’s part of that math equation that doesn’t have any explanation, but works every time.

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