This post is jumping the gun a bit. In fact I’m well on my way to build my patreon page but it’s not quite launched yet. I’m estimating that it’ll take me at least another month to polish my fiction enough, so that I can publish some quality content right out of the gate. So bear with me for now… I’ll update this post as my launch date approaches.
And then I didn’t. Yet somehow the big day is here and I’m a little overwhelmed to be honest. There’s so many things I need to do to get my page up and running. I want to publish my first story and the associated rewards today – so please bear with me as I hyperventilate…
Okay, I’m good. Sort of.
Now that my patreon page is finally online I find myself in a weird place in which I am both afraid everything will change and that nothing does. Things have to change, though. I’ve spent too long working for the junk drawer. I’m sure Kafka was a top bloke but he is not a role model. The other side must be better. So I took the plunge. I’ll establish a new routine – give it a week and my adrenaline level will be back to normal and this whole patreon business will feel like same old, same old. Am I making sense here?
On the flipside I have told myself again and again to give it three years. Show up. Be consistent. Even if no one is watching. I have resolved to give it three years and possibly a lifetime. Or until the inevitable collapse of society and the internet. But then I’ll just tell my stories around a camp fire after an exciting day of hunting and gathering, possibly zombie dodging or whatever. I’m a good writer. I am passionate about my stories. And I am confident that they will find an audience. Eventually.
And here comes the inevitable sales pitch: Want to know if that’s you? You can head on over to my patreon page. It’s live now – did I mention that? There’s me, welcoming you with my whole heart, and stories and soon also a novel (March 05, everybody) and lots of perks for signing up and supporting me. Before you hop on over to patreon, don’t forget to share this with your people. Life is too short to hide what you’re passionate about. I have stopped hiding. It is scary. But I’m sure it’ll be worth it.
By the way, is this button too big…?!