I really didn’t want to have to do this, but as of today I’m no longer accepting pre-orders or campaign contributions for the forthcoming major essay “Come See the Broken Man.” In the interest of transparancy and fairness, I’ve refunded everyone who’s contributed thus far (if you contributed and haven’t received a refund, please contact me). To those of you who did contribute, thank you so much. I was really humbled and blown away by the respect you have for my work.
I’m suspending the campaign and pre-orders because my schedule simply hasn’t allowed me the time I wanted to put into the piece. That’s really it. To write a piece like this takes long sheets of free time to research, write, re-write, edit, and then toss out and start over, and I simply don’t have the hours to spare these days. When that changes, or when I can make them change in some way, I’ll finish this thing. It’s not cancelled. It’s just postponed. But since I can’t place a date on when I can believably finish it, it would be unfair of me to keep the money from pre-orders. So that’s that.
It sucks to do this. It sucks to not have time to do the things you love as thoroughly and deeply as you’d like to do them. This came up in earnest on Holzerman’s podcast this week.
But like I said, this isn’t a cancellation, just a postponing. This article is coming out. Oh, it’s true. It’s damn true.