1. If you are a friend, family member or colleague, you know how guilty you are feeling right now for not pledging, especially after all the nice things I've done for you over the years.
2. If you are not a friend, family member or colleague, you are reading this. That means you are someone who has taken an interest in my plight and this project. Wouldn't it feel great to support it with a pledge?
3. You will miss out on being a Helen pioneer and feeling smug and satisfied when Helen on 86th St. makes it to Broadway. You won't be able to tell all your friends, "They are on Broadway because of me, and my $25 pledge."
4. If you are reading this you obviously read my blog. Now, I've been toiling away at my keyboard, baring my soul five days a week for your amusement and pleasure, while working five other jobs and writing, producing and directing a new musical, and it hasn't cost you a cent. Come, now, surely my daily blog is worth a mere $10 pledge.
5. What goes around comes around. (Wouldn't you like someone to support you if you were putting your heart and soul on the line?)
6. You won't even be charged for it until next year! Not until our fundraising efforts come to a close on December 31st! That's January of 2011! You could win the lottery before then!
7. Even if you don't have a creative or artistic bone in your body, this is your chance to be a part of something creative and artistic.
8. If this were my wedding or baby shower, you wouldn't hesitate to give me a gift. I'm not getting married or having babies anytime soon, so think of Kickstarter.com as my Helen Registry.
9. Everyone else is doing it. Just do it.
10. I would do it for you.
What are you waiting for? Go to Kickstarter and make that pledge! I promise--you'll sleep better tonight if you do.