You heard that right! I have a Patreon!
Let me tell you, I have never felt more nauseous while setting something up in my entire life! I was little more than an anxiety puddle. Clicky-clacking away while my heart threatened to beat straight out through my ears.
But, I survived it! Just as I’m sure I’m going to survive writing this blog! At least, I hope. My heart is going a million miles a minute.
First, I should probably get into why.
Why did I make a Patreon?
For a few reasons. The first and most pressing is Vella. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’d know that a few weeks ago I posted a blog about whether or not I thought Vella was worth it. My feelings are still the same. I do thoroughly enjoy producing episodic content. I love the engagement, I love the play-by-play I get from my readers. Unfortunately, the bulk of my… regular? loyal? faithful? committed? (what word should I use here?) readers are not in the US. Amazon has a rather strict exclusivity clause. While I would love to share Vella on my blog, I am prohibited from sharing that work for free.
And that’s where Patreon comes in.
With it being behind a paywall, I can release Grim Tide to everyone, regardless of where they are in the world! I’m proud of that story, and cannot stop gushing about it. I want to share it — I’m a perpetual five-year-old, thrusting a finger-painting at everyone.
The next reason is, frankly, ambition/monetary stability. There are so many things I want to do. But, unfortunately, I don’t have the time. Between working full time, writing, editing (because, yes, I self-edit), creating my cover art, formatting my books, promoting/advertising, running this blog, updating Vella, reading/writing reviews etc., I have no time to do the other things I want to do. I’ve been wanting to start a podcast from the beginning of this journey. I’ve been wanting to outsource a lot of the work so that I can focus more of my energy on creating. Unfortunately, I can’t justify outsourcing a lot of the work when I know how to do it myself without seeing enough returns to cover it.
Thirdly, community. Having a Patreon allows me to connect more easily with you guys. It helps me know what you guys like to see/read!
What do you get?
$3 per month
Floofy Drink Pal
$5 per month
$10 per month
$25 per month
$50 per month
Limited Slots Available
$100 per month
Limited Slots Available
I am open to suggestions!
If there are tiers that fit between the ones I have listed that you’d like to see, let me know! And, if you’d like to see something else content-wise (maybe 10% more dog pictures), feel free to slide into my DMs!
Thank you, so, so much.
I am so incredibly excited to share this with you guys! Thank you for supporting me during this insane journey! Everything — every page read, every social media post shared, every sloth picture sent into my DMs makes this all so incredibly rewarding. If you’re interested in joining me on Patreon, you can find me here.
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