Then, when it's all said and done, when "SUCCESSFULL!" appears where your progress meter once displayed, it's eerily quiet, and now you know that hundreds, sometimes thousands of backers are waiting for you to do your part. They've given, they've shared, they've encouraged, corrected and cheered, they've done their part. Now it's all on you.
I'm exhausted, my jaw hurts from clenching it, my teeth from grinding them, yet I'm exceedingly grateful and I'll probably toast with a little wine in 5 hours to another project and product that I'll be able to share with so many people, and will keep me paying the bills and doing what I love.