Heidi Cullinanis creating Short stories & diaries, plus some cats
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This patreon has been around for quite some time and undergone a number of iterations. In light of what the whole world is going through, me included, I've made some radical changes. I'm still an author and still intend to write books, but I'm also going to become a diarist and a short story author. I live in Iowa, I'm at high risk for COVID complications, I have an eighteen-year-old daughter, and my husband is in health care. We've spent the last month battening down the hatches and reevaluating how we live our life for the next eighteen months. I've been working on rebooting my writing all year and have been working through some mental health struggles, and then March twisted me around and set me down in a new place. I'm in a good place, but this is new territory. In so many ways, my art's going to be different now. Here's where I'll be mapping that out.
Unlike the past, however, the majority of my posts will, after a short period of exclusivity for patrons, be public. And because my husband's job and mine are secure, because we have backups most people don't, a good chunk of my Patreon income will go to charitable causes/efforts. (For example, February's payment was over half spent on material to mass produce homemade face shields and masks.) At some point I'll produce novels again and can offer those, but for right now this is what we're doing. I'll update this when the novels come back.
Important note: PLEASE only support this patreon financially if you have the means to do so. Please take care of yourself first. Always apply your own oxygen mask before assisting others. If you can't afford to subscribe monetarily, you'll still see most of the posts. If your FOMO really gets to you, I suggest subscribing to a higher level for a month and binge a bunch of content at once.
Wash your hands. Stay home if you can, and to all the essential workers: health care, grocery, first responders, supplies, manufacturers, distribution, government, civil service, teachers working online: THANK YOU. Please keep yourself safe.
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