Here's the low-down: 1) Clarion West is an amazing thing, a six-week education for SF writers. I went there. It changed me . . . y'know, in good ways. 2) Clarion West is having a Write-a-thon to raise money for itself, so it can keep being an amazing thing, and changing people . . . for the better. 3) If you give them money through my Write-a-thon page a) they get money and b) you get a postcard. An AWESOME postcard. It might not be one of these. It might be better!
What could be better? And yet, after two weeks I have few sponsors. I feel lonely. I am writing postcards to the void.
Maybe it's the economy. $20 is a lot, right? I know. (Boy, do I know. You think things are expensive in the States? Try Norway!) So, okay. Forget $20. I have a lot of these postcard things, and they just keep coming. I'll send them to sponsors until I run out. And then I'll feel guilty and write more of them, and send those out.
Got it? Sponsor me; get postcard. Any amount will do (but maybe more than the cost of a postcard stamp, yeah? Just for karma?).
If you don't sponsor me, I might throw a tantrum. And then I might turn into a statue. And then how will you feel?