So, yeah, I have a Patreon now, for some reason. That big black symbol to the right links to it. Click it, or don’t, whatever makes you happy.
Seriously. Whatever makes you happy is fine with me.
Here’s the thing. I’m not actually expecting anything to come of this Patreon. I did it because it was a thing I could do. It cost me nothing to set it up, or run it. There’s zero loss in it for me, but some theoretical gain, so why the hell not?
If something comes of it, great! If nothing comes of it, then I’m no worse off than I was. Literally zero risk.
Well, I mean, more people might have to listen to me ramble on, so there’s some risk, I guess. You guys are all weird. Normal people will probably be turned off by my acerbic verbal stylings.
So, what the hell am I doing with this? Glad nobody asked so I could answer uninterrupted. My favorite way to talk.
Basically, I’m just gonna give a brief version of the post I made over there, so to learn more, that post is public and you don’t have to donate to read it. Just click on over and get the full dive.
Brief version is, self publishing is expensive when you do it right. So, I made a Patreon to help cover the costs of putting my next self published book out. To pay for things like cover design, editing, layout, ebook formatting and all of that.
I like to do things the right way, and a cheap looking book is not the right way in my mind. I care about producing a quality product, and that means money. So, Patreon.
Other stuff I want to do costs money as well. New merchandise on a regular basis, as well as a role playing game I’ve been tinkering with for a while. All stuff that I can’t afford to produce on my own, at least, not easily, so here we are.
Like I said, I honestly don’t expect much to come of this, but it doesn’t hurt to try new things, and I figure, at worst, nothing changes and I keep doing what I’ve been doing for a while now. Saving up for a year or two at a time.
So, there we are. Patreon is happening. Weird, kinda scary, but I’m good with all that. You only really fail when you don’t try, right?