Phoenix Kay is creating poetry and fiction
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Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to be a writer. I began writing poetry in my journals around the age of 8, and started planning out short story and novel plots around 12 years old. As a teenager, I was blessed to have a few of my poems published in various anthologies, while both my poetry and short stories won some local awards. My best works, though, I greedily kept for myself in the hopes that I would one day be able to publish my writing in collections of my own.

As years went by and family responsibilities pushed everything else to the back burner, writing became little more than a hobby that I rarely had time to pursue. Over the years, I've had ideas floating around in my head for so many books that I'm beginning to think it will drive me mad. Some of them aren't great ideas - the nature of creativity, in my opinion, is that creators of all types have both good and bad ideas, brilliant work and embarrassing work... But floating around up there in all that gray matter are some really good ideas that I just haven't had a whole lot of time to bring to life. As I'm writing this, though, some major life changes are coming for me. For the first time in my life, I am leaving my home state and everything I have ever known behind for what I hope will be a new and better life. This affords me a unique opportunity to completely start over. For a long time, I have juggled anywhere from two to four jobs, plus school; it's exhausting and doesn't leave much time or energy for creative pursuits. It is my goal that this move not only signify a physical shift from one location to another, but also a shift in what I can devote my energies to. For every financial goal I reach on Patreon, I am one step closer to being able to devote proper time and energy into research, lining up publishing, and writing full-time, and finally see the dreams of those amazing story ideas (and probably a couple of bad ones) come to life not only on my computer screen, but also in hard print in real life books!

So what are these projects I long so much to see in print? First, aside from the poems that I have had published so far, I've horded well over 200 other pieces for myself. One of my personal writing goals is to take the time to sift through all of this work, organize it into age-appropriate collections, and get it published. My second goals is to put pen to paper to create a YA novel (about a class of psychic kids and their teacher trying to prevent a civil war) that has tormented me many nights. Seriously, I have dreams about this story that have me waking up in the middle of the night to write notes. I need to get it in print and out of my head so it will finally let me get some sleep. Finally, I started work a long time ago on a sort of gothic paranormal series that ties together light horror with major events throughout our history (beginning with creation mythology and continuing up through current times). This one takes a lot of research and thus a lot of time. It's needy and demanding, but also incredibly beautiful.

I have lots of rewards in store and my line of communication is always open for my Patrons. All of my Patrons will have the ability to assist me through writers blocks and plot challenges via polls, and many will get extra special direct communication through one form of media or another. Let's make these books a reality - together!
Rewards
Heartfelt Thanks!
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
At this level, you have my undying gratitude, plus access to patron-only content, including announcements and polls
Just a Peak!
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
At this level, you get access to the previous rewards, as well as chapter sneak peaks and access to video posts.
Ask Me Anything
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Every month, I'll hold a live chat session where I talk about what I'm working on, how it's going, and answer any questions you guys may have for me. This includes rewards from the $1 and $5 levels, too. 
Shout Out to You!
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Patrons at this level will receive a dedication on my webpage and a handwritten note of thanks. Plus, all previous levels' rewards.

You Choose the Story
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Give me a topic - just keep it at least PG13 - and I'll write a short on it to publish here and on my future website. You'll also get the rewards from all prebious tiers, as well. 
Come for the Swag, Stay for the Party
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
When I launch a book, of course I'm going to celebrate! At this tier, you'll get special invitations to all of my friends and family only launch parties (predominantly held in Southern California and the Portland areas, though plans for other locations are also in the works). Plus, you'll receive your own copy of my latest books as they are published - complete with a personalized, handwritten dedication inside, and rewards from all previous tiers.
What's in the box?!?
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
On top of all of the other awesome rewards already listed, patrons at this level will also get a mystery gift of one of my own non-writing creations (a painting, photographic print, or other super cool crafty thing) 2-4 times per year.
Let's make a day of it!
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
At this, my highest tier, patrons who contribute for at least three consecutive months will receive all of the aforementioned rewards, PLUS a day trip with me to an amusement park, zoo, or museum and dinner. I will alert you of my travel schedules for planning purposes.
Goals
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When I reach my first goal, I'll finally launch my own personal author/creator website.
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Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to be a writer. I began writing poetry in my journals around the age of 8, and started planning out short story and novel plots around 12 years old. As a teenager, I was blessed to have a few of my poems published in various anthologies, while both my poetry and short stories won some local awards. My best works, though, I greedily kept for myself in the hopes that I would one day be able to publish my writing in collections of my own.

As years went by and family responsibilities pushed everything else to the back burner, writing became little more than a hobby that I rarely had time to pursue. Over the years, I've had ideas floating around in my head for so many books that I'm beginning to think it will drive me mad. Some of them aren't great ideas - the nature of creativity, in my opinion, is that creators of all types have both good and bad ideas, brilliant work and embarrassing work... But floating around up there in all that gray matter are some really good ideas that I just haven't had a whole lot of time to bring to life. As I'm writing this, though, some major life changes are coming for me. For the first time in my life, I am leaving my home state and everything I have ever known behind for what I hope will be a new and better life. This affords me a unique opportunity to completely start over. For a long time, I have juggled anywhere from two to four jobs, plus school; it's exhausting and doesn't leave much time or energy for creative pursuits. It is my goal that this move not only signify a physical shift from one location to another, but also a shift in what I can devote my energies to. For every financial goal I reach on Patreon, I am one step closer to being able to devote proper time and energy into research, lining up publishing, and writing full-time, and finally see the dreams of those amazing story ideas (and probably a couple of bad ones) come to life not only on my computer screen, but also in hard print in real life books!

So what are these projects I long so much to see in print? First, aside from the poems that I have had published so far, I've horded well over 200 other pieces for myself. One of my personal writing goals is to take the time to sift through all of this work, organize it into age-appropriate collections, and get it published. My second goals is to put pen to paper to create a YA novel (about a class of psychic kids and their teacher trying to prevent a civil war) that has tormented me many nights. Seriously, I have dreams about this story that have me waking up in the middle of the night to write notes. I need to get it in print and out of my head so it will finally let me get some sleep. Finally, I started work a long time ago on a sort of gothic paranormal series that ties together light horror with major events throughout our history (beginning with creation mythology and continuing up through current times). This one takes a lot of research and thus a lot of time. It's needy and demanding, but also incredibly beautiful.

I have lots of rewards in store and my line of communication is always open for my Patrons. All of my Patrons will have the ability to assist me through writers blocks and plot challenges via polls, and many will get extra special direct communication through one form of media or another. Let's make these books a reality - together!

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Rewards
Heartfelt Thanks!
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
At this level, you have my undying gratitude, plus access to patron-only content, including announcements and polls
Just a Peak!
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
At this level, you get access to the previous rewards, as well as chapter sneak peaks and access to video posts.
Ask Me Anything
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Every month, I'll hold a live chat session where I talk about what I'm working on, how it's going, and answer any questions you guys may have for me. This includes rewards from the $1 and $5 levels, too. 
Shout Out to You!
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Patrons at this level will receive a dedication on my webpage and a handwritten note of thanks. Plus, all previous levels' rewards.

You Choose the Story
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Give me a topic - just keep it at least PG13 - and I'll write a short on it to publish here and on my future website. You'll also get the rewards from all prebious tiers, as well. 
Come for the Swag, Stay for the Party
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
When I launch a book, of course I'm going to celebrate! At this tier, you'll get special invitations to all of my friends and family only launch parties (predominantly held in Southern California and the Portland areas, though plans for other locations are also in the works). Plus, you'll receive your own copy of my latest books as they are published - complete with a personalized, handwritten dedication inside, and rewards from all previous tiers.
What's in the box?!?
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
On top of all of the other awesome rewards already listed, patrons at this level will also get a mystery gift of one of my own non-writing creations (a painting, photographic print, or other super cool crafty thing) 2-4 times per year.
Let's make a day of it!
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
At this, my highest tier, patrons who contribute for at least three consecutive months will receive all of the aforementioned rewards, PLUS a day trip with me to an amusement park, zoo, or museum and dinner. I will alert you of my travel schedules for planning purposes.