As you may know from my Facebook or Twitter, I created a Patreon page! Basically, Patreon is a crowdfunding platform similar to Kickstarter or Indiegogo, except that instead of it being a campaign for one project it is for aaaaaall the projects.
Eventually I am going to need to pay editors, cover artists, and formatters to pick at my writing, design my covers, and make the final package look awesome! And for that, I need money. Which is something I have a certain lack of.
At the moment, I have a 6000 word short story that is almost ready to be sent to a professional editor and many half way completed first drafts of novels. I have made it my goal this year to get one of those first drafts not only complete but published! And for that, I will need the professionals mentioned above.
That’s where Patreon comes in.
I have set up my account in such a way that it is easily affordable for just about anyone. Each and every patron, no matter how much they pledge per month, gets access to my creations section on Patreon. I will be posting at least once a week with short story drafts, drafts of chapters, or completed drafts of what I have been working on recently. And not only that, they also receive PDF copies of each and every final product. Whether that is a short story, a novella, or even a full length novel! To access this, you only need to pledge at least $1 per month! (Just some measly pocket change!)
There are also more levels ($5, $10, and $50) which get some more stuff (pictures of my cute dog, the ability to tell me what I have to Tweet, or even signed copies of my paperback novels once they are published!).
I also plan to surprise my patrons once in a while with exclusive content and sneak peeks of cover art, etc.
The great thing about Patreon is that it’s on-going. I never plan on using any of the money earned from Patreon for anything other than producing the best books possible. None of it will be used for groceries or clothes or dog food. That is a promise!
Thank you so much for spending your time reading about my crowdsourcing project. Even if you are unable to contribute monetarily at this time, please consider sharing this blog post or the link to my Patreon page. Word-of-mouth is often the best marketing there is! Again, thank you!