HY

is creating web fiction and stories

3

patrons

$10

per month
Hello! I’m HY. I write lesbian fiction and post it on the internet.

My current project is a web serial called Katalepsis, currently updated with new chapters on Saturdays (but soon twice a week - see note below!) If you’ve wandered across my patreon page from a point of origin that somehow wasn’t that story, here, have a link. I hope you like it!

If you do, please consider donating.


Note on current update schedule: although I am currently posting chapters on Saturdays only, my intention is to build up to posting on Tuesdays and Saturdays, 2 chapters per week, which I know is much more satisfying for readers. I don't yet have a time frame for this, perhaps a month or two - watch this space!

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What is Katalepsis about?


Nightmares and hallucinations have plagued Heather Morell all her life.

Diagnosed with schizophrenia as a child after the loss of her twin - a sister who never really existed - now struggling with her mental health at university, Heather teeters on the verge of giving up on life. A chance meeting ends in a revelation: she is not crazy, her visions are all too real, and probably want to eat her soul.

Embroiled with a crippled, bad-tempered magician and her self-proclaimed ‘bodyguard’, Heather rapidly descends into a world of terrifying magic and otherworldly monsters, in an effort to stay sane, bring back the dead, and maybe, just maybe, make out with cool older girls.

Take a dash of cosmic horror, a good helping of urban fantasy, pepper with magic and monsters, violence and tea, sexually confused twenty-somethings and bad curry, wrap the whole lot in a nice crunchy layer of lesbian relationship drama, and mix well in a (very fictional) English university town full of spooky old architecture and run-down terraced housing.

The result, I hope, is a fun story.


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Why fund this?

Currently, Katalepsis updates twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, with chapters between 3000 and 8000 words.

That takes a lot of time!

Sooner or later, this pace will have to slow - to either once a week or twice a week with much smaller chapters, despite my desire not to chop the story up into artificially designated chunks.

My first and primary goal with this patreon is to see if Katalepsis can garner enough interest and support to be self-sustaining. If it does, then the 2 chapter per week pace can continue uninterrupted - and from there, the sky is the limit.

As of the time of writing, Katalepsis is planned to comprise three ‘books’, broken down into arcs which are in turn each comprised of about 4-12 chapters each. It will be quite long indeed. If you’re interested in the long-haul, Katalepsis is probably going to be around for a couple of years at least, I hope!


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Why do this via patreon? Why not just write a book?

The kinds of stories I’m interested in writing and sharing are incredibly difficult to publish. Not because there’s no audience for them, but because that audience is specialised and diffuse and - that quality most dreaded by traditional publishing - difficult to market at. When’s the last time you saw a lesbian fiction horror epic in a book store? Yeah, thought not.

Many years ago I went looking for the kind of fiction I wanted to read, and I didn’t find much, so now I’m writing it myself. I hope you’ll come along for the ride.

This patreon page is, at the moment, solely dedicated to Katalepsis. If it’s successful, if enough people enjoy my style and characters and want more, then perhaps we can branch out in the not-too-distant future, with input from patrons about which stories to pursue. I have some semi-drafted novels waiting in the wings, all horror-esque lesbian fiction, but for the moment all my creative energies are dedicated to this one story, and I hope you'll come along for the ride.
Tiers
The Tip Jar!
$1 or more per month

You have my lasting and heartfelt gratitude.

Readers
$5 or more per month

You have my lasting and heartfelt gratitude - plus, once the web serial becomes self-sustaining, this tier will open up into the possibility of advance chapters or bonus material!

Goals
$10 of $1,500 per month
When this goal is met, Katalepsis is self-sustaining! 2 chapters per week is guaranteed all the way to the end of the story, excepting if I get hit by a meteor or eaten by squid. Once this goal is met, I'll have a discussion with existing patrons about possibly offering advance chapters.
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Hello! I’m HY. I write lesbian fiction and post it on the internet.

My current project is a web serial called Katalepsis, currently updated with new chapters on Saturdays (but soon twice a week - see note below!) If you’ve wandered across my patreon page from a point of origin that somehow wasn’t that story, here, have a link. I hope you like it!

If you do, please consider donating.


Note on current update schedule: although I am currently posting chapters on Saturdays only, my intention is to build up to posting on Tuesdays and Saturdays, 2 chapters per week, which I know is much more satisfying for readers. I don't yet have a time frame for this, perhaps a month or two - watch this space!

==


What is Katalepsis about?


Nightmares and hallucinations have plagued Heather Morell all her life.

Diagnosed with schizophrenia as a child after the loss of her twin - a sister who never really existed - now struggling with her mental health at university, Heather teeters on the verge of giving up on life. A chance meeting ends in a revelation: she is not crazy, her visions are all too real, and probably want to eat her soul.

Embroiled with a crippled, bad-tempered magician and her self-proclaimed ‘bodyguard’, Heather rapidly descends into a world of terrifying magic and otherworldly monsters, in an effort to stay sane, bring back the dead, and maybe, just maybe, make out with cool older girls.

Take a dash of cosmic horror, a good helping of urban fantasy, pepper with magic and monsters, violence and tea, sexually confused twenty-somethings and bad curry, wrap the whole lot in a nice crunchy layer of lesbian relationship drama, and mix well in a (very fictional) English university town full of spooky old architecture and run-down terraced housing.

The result, I hope, is a fun story.


==

Why fund this?

Currently, Katalepsis updates twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, with chapters between 3000 and 8000 words.

That takes a lot of time!

Sooner or later, this pace will have to slow - to either once a week or twice a week with much smaller chapters, despite my desire not to chop the story up into artificially designated chunks.

My first and primary goal with this patreon is to see if Katalepsis can garner enough interest and support to be self-sustaining. If it does, then the 2 chapter per week pace can continue uninterrupted - and from there, the sky is the limit.

As of the time of writing, Katalepsis is planned to comprise three ‘books’, broken down into arcs which are in turn each comprised of about 4-12 chapters each. It will be quite long indeed. If you’re interested in the long-haul, Katalepsis is probably going to be around for a couple of years at least, I hope!


==


Why do this via patreon? Why not just write a book?

The kinds of stories I’m interested in writing and sharing are incredibly difficult to publish. Not because there’s no audience for them, but because that audience is specialised and diffuse and - that quality most dreaded by traditional publishing - difficult to market at. When’s the last time you saw a lesbian fiction horror epic in a book store? Yeah, thought not.

Many years ago I went looking for the kind of fiction I wanted to read, and I didn’t find much, so now I’m writing it myself. I hope you’ll come along for the ride.

This patreon page is, at the moment, solely dedicated to Katalepsis. If it’s successful, if enough people enjoy my style and characters and want more, then perhaps we can branch out in the not-too-distant future, with input from patrons about which stories to pursue. I have some semi-drafted novels waiting in the wings, all horror-esque lesbian fiction, but for the moment all my creative energies are dedicated to this one story, and I hope you'll come along for the ride.

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Tiers
The Tip Jar!
$1 or more per month

You have my lasting and heartfelt gratitude.

Readers
$5 or more per month

You have my lasting and heartfelt gratitude - plus, once the web serial becomes self-sustaining, this tier will open up into the possibility of advance chapters or bonus material!