Joe Stracci is creating A Podcast
12

patrons

$84
per Episode
I Better Start Writing This Down is all about attempting to weave together the loose threads of life, so here goes:

1. I’ve wanted to start a podcast for a long time now. It was just a matter of coming up with an idea, something that felt original, but at the same time, made sense in a way that people could relate to.

2. Once I came up with the idea, it was a matter of finding the time and the support. Besides being a writer, and a creative writing teacher, I’m a SAHD—a Stay At-Home Dad. My time is precious; my daughter, more so.

3. I’ve been working “professionally” as a writer since 2007(ish). It’s simultaneously the loneliest and most exposing thing I do. It’s also something that mostly results in failure—failure to finish, failure to be accepted, failure to make any real money.

4. I want my daughter to be creative and to place value on the creative process, as well as creative output. Art for art’s sake is wonderful, but it happens inside of the vacuum that is Real Life. And the hardware of Real Life runs on monetary support. The software, the warm sensation of love, the soft embrace of your family and friends, that’s what I’m looking to chronicle.

I Better Start Writing This Down, right now, will be a monthly show. I’ve got four episodes in the can. I’m writing, recording, producing, and editing this show entirely on my own. Your support will go towards every aspect of that process.

You provide the hardware, I’ll provide the software. We’ll all be better off for it.

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Episode
4 patrons
A sincere “thank you” sent through the ether, as well as a promise to think, while I’m in the shower, about how lucky I am that you supported me.
Pledge $5 or more per Episode
5 patrons
A sincere “thank you” sent through the ether; a promise to think, while I’m in the shower, about how lucky I am that you supported me; and an interesting, maybe funny, mention in a future episode of IBSWTD.
Pledge $25 or more per Episode
0 patrons
A sincere “thank you” sent through the ether; a promise to think, while I’m in the shower, about how lucky I am that you supported me; an interesting, maybe funny, mention in a future episode of IBSWTD; and a DVD from my personal collection, along with a handwritten note explaining the history behind why it was in my collection.
Pledge $50 or more per Episode
1 patron
A sincere “thank you” sent through the ether; a promise to think, while I’m in the shower, about how lucky I am that you supported me; an interesting, maybe funny, mention in a future episode of IBSWTD; a DVD from my personal collection, along with a handwritten note explaining the history behind why it was in my collection; and a used favorite book, along with a handwritten note explaining why it’s one of my favorites.
Goals
$84 of $100 per Episode
I put, roughly, about 10 hours worth of work (and by roughly, I mean that’s about all I can account for. But I put in more, trust me) into getting Ep. 1 of IBSWTD ready. The minimum wage in CT in 2015 is $9.15. $100 would mean, more or less, that I received minimum wage to produce one episode of IBSWTD. I think that’s fair, don’t you?
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I Better Start Writing This Down is all about attempting to weave together the loose threads of life, so here goes:

1. I’ve wanted to start a podcast for a long time now. It was just a matter of coming up with an idea, something that felt original, but at the same time, made sense in a way that people could relate to.

2. Once I came up with the idea, it was a matter of finding the time and the support. Besides being a writer, and a creative writing teacher, I’m a SAHD—a Stay At-Home Dad. My time is precious; my daughter, more so.

3. I’ve been working “professionally” as a writer since 2007(ish). It’s simultaneously the loneliest and most exposing thing I do. It’s also something that mostly results in failure—failure to finish, failure to be accepted, failure to make any real money.

4. I want my daughter to be creative and to place value on the creative process, as well as creative output. Art for art’s sake is wonderful, but it happens inside of the vacuum that is Real Life. And the hardware of Real Life runs on monetary support. The software, the warm sensation of love, the soft embrace of your family and friends, that’s what I’m looking to chronicle.

I Better Start Writing This Down, right now, will be a monthly show. I’ve got four episodes in the can. I’m writing, recording, producing, and editing this show entirely on my own. Your support will go towards every aspect of that process.

You provide the hardware, I’ll provide the software. We’ll all be better off for it.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Episode
4 patrons
A sincere “thank you” sent through the ether, as well as a promise to think, while I’m in the shower, about how lucky I am that you supported me.
Pledge $5 or more per Episode
5 patrons
A sincere “thank you” sent through the ether; a promise to think, while I’m in the shower, about how lucky I am that you supported me; and an interesting, maybe funny, mention in a future episode of IBSWTD.
Pledge $25 or more per Episode
0 patrons
A sincere “thank you” sent through the ether; a promise to think, while I’m in the shower, about how lucky I am that you supported me; an interesting, maybe funny, mention in a future episode of IBSWTD; and a DVD from my personal collection, along with a handwritten note explaining the history behind why it was in my collection.
Pledge $50 or more per Episode
1 patron
A sincere “thank you” sent through the ether; a promise to think, while I’m in the shower, about how lucky I am that you supported me; an interesting, maybe funny, mention in a future episode of IBSWTD; a DVD from my personal collection, along with a handwritten note explaining the history behind why it was in my collection; and a used favorite book, along with a handwritten note explaining why it’s one of my favorites.