I know a lot of people doing the Patreon thing lately and it just got too tempting to go without at least giving it a shot. It seems like just the motivation I’ll need to get everything moving and finished at last instead of just staring at these projects and leaving them in various states of almost completion.
So explaining things.
What is Patreon and why am I using it?
Patreon is a site for folks like me who make creative projects and the fans who want to support those creative projects. It’s a bit like Kickstarter, except that it’s ongoing. You’d donate per book once it comes out and still get access to whatever bonus content that I put up. You’d also get rewards based on donation amount, much like Kickstarter.
I plan to use it to fund novels that I’ve written and really need to get on editing. The promise that there will be people who want to read them when they’re done is enough to get me focused on finishing existing ones instead of starting yet another new one. Not only that, but the tiers would give people a chance to have a little control over what’s to come – whether that’s which book I work on next or the names of a couple characters.
After trying out Jukepop Serials, I’ve pretty much decided that I like serialized fiction but want to do a true serial instead of just a novel released slowly. One of the projects listed on there is a serial where I’d release each episode free and collect the book once it’s done.
Then there’s the book I’m actually releasing on Jukepop and the whole series that comes after Return to Wonderland. And all the novels I’ve written for Nanowrimo that I need to edit. And the novels that I have plans to write but haven’t actually gotten around to writing yet.
I;m going to leave the page up for a week to see if I get any patrons. If anyone ends up being interested, I’ll keep going with it. I kind of hope it works out, though. It seems like it would be a fun way to get all these books written.
Adding chapters is just really weird.
A very incomplete list of things to remember when submitting your manuscript. This is by no means a complete list.
Just a look at the small writing-specific desk I set up for myself.
Just a quick update about where I’ve been the past few months. Plans change and I’ve been adapting as best I can, but I’ll be back and vlogging more regularly. Hopefully there will be some text stuff as well, so stay tuned!
One of the last rounds of editing: Reading it out loud. It’s horrifically embarrassing if you do it too early on in the writing process, but as I’m just about done, it didn’t turn out too bad. Just a few more tweaks left and off it goes!
You can find the guidelines for the Sword and Laser Anthology here:
A little bit about writing totems, a strange habit that I’ve picked up over my years doing NaNoWriMo.
The first of the Shelf Projects. Wipe is one of my larger projects and probably one of the more involved ones that is going to get tabled for a little while until I figure out a lot of things about it.
I’m going to start vlogging! It should be interesting. I’ll need to figure out how to do this whole writing vlog thing, but hopefully it will all work out pretty well. So far all I’ve posted is a quick introduction, but more will be coming soon.