Slogging the Mire: 8/25/17
Big news! I am officially launching a Patreon page!
If you don’t know, Patreon is a way for people to connect directly with the artists/creators they like and show their support. Now everybody can subscribe to my stories just like they would to a magazine. It rewards me for writing and allows direct access to me and my ‘fans’. Subscribers get access to four stories and a chapter of a novel every single month! Yes, it’s a lot, but I’ve got several months lead already and I’m now writing full time. Keeping up with this is going to be amazingly fun for me. Amazingly fun to read too! The short fiction allows me to dabble in all sorts of genres and styles so there’s lots of variety. I’m having a ball with it so far. I’m really hoping that some of the folks who have spent the last two decades (or more) complimenting my writing will sign up. If not, whatever. I’m doing it anyway! Having this Patreon isn’t about making a ton of cash. It’s about getting to tell my stories to people who will appreciate them. There’s already four stories up on there and they all have cool illustrations done by Jill. Check it out!
Here’s a link to the page; https://www.patreon.com/judemire
I spent the last month prepping for this launch, writing ahead, creating the patreon pages, updating my website, and shooting a promotional video. The video was great fun to do. Tricky though. I’ve not had much experience with more modern video editors and it was a learning experience. I think it turned out okay. I was originally going to launch on September 1st but I’m actually ahead! By a whole week. Ahead in finishing setup, ahead in content, and a good distance ahead of that big deadline boulder in every way!
So there you have it. My big project. My new direction. I feel a little like the crazy man in the blog picture, but that’s nothing new. Why should it stop me now? Here’s hoping that some of you want to take this trip with me!