so I made a patreon

Oof, it’s been a while. But I have exciting news! Drumroll, please.

I made a Patreon.

This is a bit of an experiment, and a challenge I’m giving myself. I want to see if it’s possible for me to start getting income from my writing. (As of now, I’ve only been paid for one of my literary magazine publications, and that was from my 2021 entry in The Dark Sire. Which I’m obviously extremely thankful for. But it didn’t exactly pay the bills!)

So, at least for the next year (June 2022 – June 2023), I am setting myself a goal to keep up a Patreon profile. We’ll see how it goes, I guess.

“But, Ellie, what are the perks?!” I hear ya.

𖤐 exclusive merch (stickers, baby!)
𖤐 monthly newsletters (on writing, work-in-progress news, recent reads, reviews, indie horror community news, and more)
𖤐 access to community posts and polls
𖤐 Q&As
𖤐 and more will be added over time!

One thing I’m also going to do is put a list of all patrons in the acknowledgments of any self-published works I put out, and traditionally published ones too, if the publishing gods permit me to do so. I think that would be so fucking cool. And it’s the least I could do as a way of saying thanks to anyone who supports me.

I would really, really love if this worked out. I’m putting a lot of work into planning it, and it would genuinely help me out a lot, in more ways than one. Plus, there’s gonna be a ton of fun content over there!

So, yeah. I’m doing that. What do you say? Wanna become a patron?