Hello, everyone! I want to begin by thanking all of my Patrons for a second month of support. Both in a practical way when it comes to the funds I get, and in an emotional way in terms of encouragement, your pledges keep me happier in my work, doing my best. Thank you to all of you, especially those of you who are now on your second month.
As you may recall, even when I made my first Patreon page a big goal was to fund my books. Or rather to be able to get the funds needed to set time aside to work on them. In the end it was a bit of a catch-22: with no time to dedicate to my books due to commissions, people couldn’t get to know the projects well enough and regularly enough to develop an interest in helping them progress.
To that end, and while it is a bit of a long shot, I have created a new tier, limited to two spots, at $200 each.
This tier allows you to sponsor a chapter of one of my fantasy novels (currently, Meganeea) by funding the time it takes to bring it into existence. I will set aside three full days to work on a chapter for every Patron who pledges to this tier, up to two Patrons per month (currently). As the funds will allow me to set time aside to work without any other distractions I expect this to be long enough to finish writing a new chapter.
In addition, you will receive a shout-out at the top of the chapter when it is posted on my blog, and when I am able to publish the book in physical form, you will be credited in the book itself for sponsoring the project.
This tier is a bit of a pipe dream. It’s one of those things that I feel will probably not work, but if anyone out there believes in me this much, I may not find out unless I make this option available. I’m not sure anyone will want to sponsor me to this degree, so naturally, I create this tier not without some level of trepidation. However, progress on my books has stalled without having it funded in a more direct manner. Even if you can only pledge as a one-time deal, giving me the luxury of being able to work on even a single chapter is hugely important to me.
By pledging to this tier even once, you are letting me know the most important projects of my life matter to you. This is also what brings me the most joy. I’m grateful if you consider it even for a moment.
You can view my page and consider making a pledge by clicking on the button below: