Writing is my passion, and, like most writers, I dream of a self-sustainable, air-conditioned tree house with an underground winery, the literal library from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, one of those claw-footed soaker-tubs so I can finally use my unicorn bath bombs, and a pantry full of the good, goopy kind of peanut butter. (It’s an architectural nightmare for sure, but I don’t often live in reality).
Unfortunately, my writing only supplies coffee, cat food, and the occasional utility bill. However, if you wanted to support my writing right now, there are three great ways to help keep my lights on:
The Ugly Expenses of Writing
I get those pageantry bards now: oral storytelling didn’t require SSL subscriptions and Grammarly Pro. How much upkeep could a lute and a feathered hat need? If you’re sending me a cup of coffee or some peanut-butter restocking money, it actually goes to:
Mortgage • Utilities • MS Office Subscription • MailChimp Fees • Advertising Fees • Short Story Submission Fees • Laptop Upkeep • Grammarly Pro • Pro Writing Aid • The Hot Sheet Literary News Subscription • Website Hosting Fees • SSL Certificate • Website Design Fees • Graduate School Tuition and Books • Yes, some goddamn coffee
I do an uncoordinated happy dance every time someone supports my writing. It means someone (other than my mother and my cat) believes in me. I lean on the gesture during times of crippling doubt. They happen more often than I’d like to admit.
Thank you for your generosity.
Special Thank You
I couldn’t do this without the beautiful support of the people listed below. I’ll try not to use their names as evil characters in my stories (unless requested, of course). The village from both my Patreon, my personal life, and those cool internet friends you’d defend against even the ugliest trolls on Twitter who support my writing are beyond talented and amazing; if their name has a link, please follow it and check out their art, organization, or business!
I couldn’t do this without…