This is probably one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done though it really should be easy. Many of you know that I recently changed professions and have been able to prepare chapters much faster with the extra day off it’s provided me.
As much as I enjoy the work, it does not seem as though I will manage to hold onto this job for long. Despite being in a small grace period to acclimate to the job, I’m currently having quite a bit of difficulty reaching sales quotas, a critical metric to maintain my employment.
My superiors are doing everything they can to help me get where I need to be but I fear it might not be enough and that I may be in search of another job soon. While there are several local options that have caught my interest, another possibility came to my attention and I feel like I would regret not attempting it far more than I would failing.
That possibility is, of course, turning my writing into my job.
As I can’t actually sell my writing, I’m sure you already know where I’m going with this.
I will admit I feel horrible just writing this which is why between creating the Patreon page and writing this it’s taken me four hours. It’s never really felt right for me to ask my readers for money and it still doesn’t, especially when I don’t have much I can offer in return.
Still, if I may be facing an imminent change of professions once again I would be a fool not to at least consider the possibility because the opportunity to write more without having to worry about my living expenses is far too good to pass taking a chance on.
However, despite wanting to at least give this a try, my pride will not allow me to turn my back on all of you who have supported me over the years. My writing will remain free, as it has always been, and I will never charge for any of my Fanfiction.
That said, I will offer the only thing I can for those able to spare even a dollar a month; early access to my chapters.
How early will mostly depend on what I have ready upon receiving my first Patron, but that chapter will be available at least a day earlier than its official release. My goal, though, is to have chapters available for Patreon supporters an entire week in advance.
I’ve said much the same thing on my Patreon page which you can check out here but I wanted to say it here too because those that stop by this site are some of my biggest supporters and deserve to be told properly.
Donation or not, I thank you all for your support and look forward to providing you with chapters for the foreseeable future.
As a bonus, I have posted a picture of myself on the Patreon page available to everyone without charge. I feel it’s only right that people know who they’re considering supporting.
My hope is that I can eventually quit my job and turn to writing full time, but every bit of support you’re willing to show- even if it’s not monetary- helps tremendously. Thank you all for nearly four years of reading my work.
Until I next have your attention,