V. Medina is creating words in many forms and flavors.
3

patrons

$12
per creation
Who are you again?

I'm just some random cat hanging out on the internet. Sometimes I tell stories, sometimes I play with cards and curiosities, sometimes I talk about other people's neat things and sometimes I just laze around on a couch or in the sun.

I'm called Vale, or more formally V. Medina. I write things, though not for a living. You can, however, find my work in a forthcoming anthology and I was one of the contributing authors who penned an essay for the Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction Kickstarter.  I also make bite sized bits on Twitter and longer stuff over on my blog.

Aside from when I'm being a ridiculous cat, I'm also a queer, non-binary, blind, mentally ill and biracial person striving to make a living out of their words. I like all things caffeinated, horror movies, poetry, all kinds of music, creating delicious food, and occasionally trying my hand at making various kinds of art.

So, why do the Patreon thing?

I live off of disability right now. While I try and occasionally get freelancing work or sell a story, this does not add up to a steady paycheck.  Out of home work is not easy for me, as part of my issues include agoraphobia, and while I would love to find work-from-home positions, it's not always easy.  This Patreon is meant to be just one of a number of streams of income I have to help support me and make sure I can still get food, meds, doctors and everything else I need each month so I can keep going.

What do I have on offer?

I offer micro-fiction, short stories, blog posts, short fiction recommendations, and prompts for you to stir up your own writing!

How often will you be charged?

Because I'm shooting for posting once a week, I will only charge once each month.  Just about everything can be found over at howsweetthewords.com or on my Twitter (@howsweettheword) which is mostly where quick updates and the microfiction live.

I wish you kindness and good things, no matter who you are, no mater what brought you here.
Rewards
Cool Kittens!
$1 or more per creation 0 patrons
  • You'll get playlists I make and bits of things that have inspired me.  
  • Access to the Patrons Only feed which is where the Lost Childhood reviews live and where other surprises will be.
  • You'll also receive the occasional update about (or from!) our cats, Vaska and Persephone, including pictures.
A Clowder of Cats
$2 or more per creation 0 patrons
  •  Everything listed above
  • A weekly post where you can come talk about your own projects and receive cheerleading from me 
Purrrompting
$3 or more per creation 1 patron
  • Everything listed above
  • The ability to throw a prompt at me once a month.  I'll use at least one each month for a flash piece that'll be available to everyone (not just patrons) as an extra.


I reserve the right to deny a prompt if necessary, but I will probably consider it unless it is actively triggering to me. 

Curious Cashmeres
$4 or more per creation 0 patrons
  • Everything listed above
  • I will try and post a weekly snippet of things I'm working on and answer any questions you might have regarding writing, my own worlds and characters, or anything else I can offer information on.
  • I will also drop the occasional post where I talk about process in some capacity.
Positive Pixie-Bobs
$5 or more per creation 2 patrons
  • Everything listed above
  • I will drop you a monthly list of things I've been loving recently: music, podcasts, recipes, and anything else that has made me happy over the past month. Other positive notes and general cheer may also be included.
Audio Abyssinians
$10 or more per creation 0 patrons
  • Everything listed above
  • I’ll record bits and pieces talking about how things are going and what I’m working on, and probably ramble a little about whatever comes to mind.
Divining Donskoys
$15 or more per creation 0 patrons
  • Everything listed above
  • I will give you a custom tarot reading once a month, over email, with up to 13 cards in the spread.  You can also choose to receive a reading with my curio set instead.
Mail for the Maine Coons
$25 or more per creation 0 patrons
  • Everything listed above
  • I will mail you something every other month.  It might be a postcard, a letter from me, a letter from one of the characters in a story, or even a flash fiction piece written just for you! 
Goals
$12 of $800 per creation
We will be able to move in May with pretty much no financial worry whatsoever.  This is kind of a pipe dream but you never know, right?
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Who are you again?

I'm just some random cat hanging out on the internet. Sometimes I tell stories, sometimes I play with cards and curiosities, sometimes I talk about other people's neat things and sometimes I just laze around on a couch or in the sun.

I'm called Vale, or more formally V. Medina. I write things, though not for a living. You can, however, find my work in a forthcoming anthology and I was one of the contributing authors who penned an essay for the Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction Kickstarter.  I also make bite sized bits on Twitter and longer stuff over on my blog.

Aside from when I'm being a ridiculous cat, I'm also a queer, non-binary, blind, mentally ill and biracial person striving to make a living out of their words. I like all things caffeinated, horror movies, poetry, all kinds of music, creating delicious food, and occasionally trying my hand at making various kinds of art.

So, why do the Patreon thing?

I live off of disability right now. While I try and occasionally get freelancing work or sell a story, this does not add up to a steady paycheck.  Out of home work is not easy for me, as part of my issues include agoraphobia, and while I would love to find work-from-home positions, it's not always easy.  This Patreon is meant to be just one of a number of streams of income I have to help support me and make sure I can still get food, meds, doctors and everything else I need each month so I can keep going.

What do I have on offer?

I offer micro-fiction, short stories, blog posts, short fiction recommendations, and prompts for you to stir up your own writing!

How often will you be charged?

Because I'm shooting for posting once a week, I will only charge once each month.  Just about everything can be found over at howsweetthewords.com or on my Twitter (@howsweettheword) which is mostly where quick updates and the microfiction live.

I wish you kindness and good things, no matter who you are, no mater what brought you here.

Recent posts by V. Medina

Rewards
Cool Kittens!
$1 or more per creation 0 patrons
  • You'll get playlists I make and bits of things that have inspired me.  
  • Access to the Patrons Only feed which is where the Lost Childhood reviews live and where other surprises will be.
  • You'll also receive the occasional update about (or from!) our cats, Vaska and Persephone, including pictures.
A Clowder of Cats
$2 or more per creation 0 patrons
  •  Everything listed above
  • A weekly post where you can come talk about your own projects and receive cheerleading from me 
Purrrompting
$3 or more per creation 1 patron
  • Everything listed above
  • The ability to throw a prompt at me once a month.  I'll use at least one each month for a flash piece that'll be available to everyone (not just patrons) as an extra.


I reserve the right to deny a prompt if necessary, but I will probably consider it unless it is actively triggering to me. 

Curious Cashmeres
$4 or more per creation 0 patrons
  • Everything listed above
  • I will try and post a weekly snippet of things I'm working on and answer any questions you might have regarding writing, my own worlds and characters, or anything else I can offer information on.
  • I will also drop the occasional post where I talk about process in some capacity.
Positive Pixie-Bobs
$5 or more per creation 2 patrons
  • Everything listed above
  • I will drop you a monthly list of things I've been loving recently: music, podcasts, recipes, and anything else that has made me happy over the past month. Other positive notes and general cheer may also be included.
Audio Abyssinians
$10 or more per creation 0 patrons
  • Everything listed above
  • I’ll record bits and pieces talking about how things are going and what I’m working on, and probably ramble a little about whatever comes to mind.
Divining Donskoys
$15 or more per creation 0 patrons
  • Everything listed above
  • I will give you a custom tarot reading once a month, over email, with up to 13 cards in the spread.  You can also choose to receive a reading with my curio set instead.
Mail for the Maine Coons
$25 or more per creation 0 patrons
  • Everything listed above
  • I will mail you something every other month.  It might be a postcard, a letter from me, a letter from one of the characters in a story, or even a flash fiction piece written just for you!