Lyn Gala

is creating unique worlds full of love

268

patrons
I started writing fanfic, usually gay romance, in the nineties when Buffy the Vampire Slayer caught my eye. I switched over to professional writing with Urban Shaman.  I wanted to tell stories outside my fandom without horribly mangling the characterization of my favorite characters. I never thought of myself as a real author until my fellow fans followed me into professional writing.  I have always appreciated how much support I've gotten from my fans.  But some projects have never made it off my computer because there isn't a market for them.  They're too racy--too edgy--or they just don't make money. 

This Patreon is a way for you to support me and get rewarded in two ways. First you get access to early versions of stories I plan to publish or send out to publishers. These are rough drafts and I always appreciate feedback on what does or doesn't work.  If you think a character is too much of an asshole to like, tell me. Second, you will get extras that I am unlikely to ever publish.  I'm not going to publish a 500 word short story about Liam stubbing his toe, but I might put that up here.

Look in the right hand for the tags to navigate the various threads.  If you click "Master Posts," you will find webpages designed to help you find specific stories.

-----------------------
SUMMER of MEME.   You leave a prompt asking for a story I never wrote (What about the one where...), and I might give you a snippet, a story, a fragment, a something.  This is an old LiveJournal meme.  Any patron (even the $1 level) can read the fragments.  https://www.patreon.com/posts/meme-master-post-27...
-----------------------

Current WIPS:
Kensho and other short tales and tails from the Claimings universe
https://www.patreon.com/posts/kensho-and-other-25276629

Ends, Means, Laws, and an Angry Ship: https://www.patreon.com/posts/master-post-ends-25772245

The Witness Wore a Puppy Tail
https://www.patreon.com/posts/witness-wore-2360901...


Tiers
Lek-rank
$1 or more per month

Thank you for your support. This level is named after lek rank, which is the first level of Rownt society.   I'll keep you updated with what projects I'm working on with posts once or twice a month. 

Ye-rank
$3 or more per month

 Thank you for your support. When Ondry was ye-ranked, he had a good life trading and chasing a certain human linguist. I want you to get your money worth, so you will get at least 10,000 words every month--probably more.  You may get chapters from Liam and Ondry's next adventure or a naughty, naughty, edgyplay.  I will try to offer both if my schedule allows.  This is the main tier for reading my new pieces.  In 2018, I produced 470,000 words, and while I can't promise anything, that's pretty typical of my production level.  At this level, I would also ask you to get involved. Sometimes I need cheerleaders and sometimes I need a fresh eye to point out what's wrong with a character or a story.  I am not easily offended, so jump in and offer your opinion.

Ka-rank
$10 or more per month

You are awesome. I can't tell you how much your support means, but you give me strength to keep writing.  Ka-ranked individuals are the level that makes it possible for a Rownt town to build large communal structures, and that's you. You will get access to all the new stories plus you can go back and read the work from previous years. I will have special "coming attraction" features where you can vote on which stories I should work on or give feedback about what you would like to see in the stories (no promises, my muse goes where she wants).  If you are involved in the final editing or your suggestions land in the final book, I will definitely include you in the dedication.  After all, my writing is dedicated you all of you who support me.


Tuk-rank
$20 or more per month

You have reached the pinnacle of the ranking systems. You are tuk-ranked, ready to challenge a Grandmother, and I can't even tell you how much I appreciate this support.  You will definitely get access to all the current and previous year's fiction.  You will also get access to the "coming attraction" features.  I want your voice.  And I will definitely add your name to the dedication of any books I publish.

The Grandmother
$250 or more per month (sold out!)

Whether you're male or female, the Rownt would call you a Grandmother for being such a central figure in the community.
You are the spirit guide I lean on for support. You'll get the all the features plus you will get to help guide the direction of the writing. We can work together to create a character. Your character may appear in a short story posted here or in one of my professional novels--that is up to the muse.  Or you can decide which book to help pay publication costs on. Even if I can't afford to publish because I don't think the book will repay those costs, a Grandmother can change that equation by helping to pay the upfront fees.

Goals
88% complete
At this point, I am willing to make a weekly commitment of at least 4000 words, so that would mean new story every week and at least 16,000 words per month. At this point, I will probably change the minimum subscription to $5 due to the increased content, but this is far, far into the future.
4 of 4
I started writing fanfic, usually gay romance, in the nineties when Buffy the Vampire Slayer caught my eye. I switched over to professional writing with Urban Shaman.  I wanted to tell stories outside my fandom without horribly mangling the characterization of my favorite characters. I never thought of myself as a real author until my fellow fans followed me into professional writing.  I have always appreciated how much support I've gotten from my fans.  But some projects have never made it off my computer because there isn't a market for them.  They're too racy--too edgy--or they just don't make money. 

This Patreon is a way for you to support me and get rewarded in two ways. First you get access to early versions of stories I plan to publish or send out to publishers. These are rough drafts and I always appreciate feedback on what does or doesn't work.  If you think a character is too much of an asshole to like, tell me. Second, you will get extras that I am unlikely to ever publish.  I'm not going to publish a 500 word short story about Liam stubbing his toe, but I might put that up here.

Look in the right hand for the tags to navigate the various threads.  If you click "Master Posts," you will find webpages designed to help you find specific stories.

-----------------------
SUMMER of MEME.   You leave a prompt asking for a story I never wrote (What about the one where...), and I might give you a snippet, a story, a fragment, a something.  This is an old LiveJournal meme.  Any patron (even the $1 level) can read the fragments.  https://www.patreon.com/posts/meme-master-post-27...
-----------------------

Current WIPS:
Kensho and other short tales and tails from the Claimings universe
https://www.patreon.com/posts/kensho-and-other-25276629

Ends, Means, Laws, and an Angry Ship: https://www.patreon.com/posts/master-post-ends-25772245

The Witness Wore a Puppy Tail
https://www.patreon.com/posts/witness-wore-2360901...


Recent posts by Lyn Gala

Tiers
Lek-rank
$1 or more per month

Thank you for your support. This level is named after lek rank, which is the first level of Rownt society.   I'll keep you updated with what projects I'm working on with posts once or twice a month. 

Ye-rank
$3 or more per month

 Thank you for your support. When Ondry was ye-ranked, he had a good life trading and chasing a certain human linguist. I want you to get your money worth, so you will get at least 10,000 words every month--probably more.  You may get chapters from Liam and Ondry's next adventure or a naughty, naughty, edgyplay.  I will try to offer both if my schedule allows.  This is the main tier for reading my new pieces.  In 2018, I produced 470,000 words, and while I can't promise anything, that's pretty typical of my production level.  At this level, I would also ask you to get involved. Sometimes I need cheerleaders and sometimes I need a fresh eye to point out what's wrong with a character or a story.  I am not easily offended, so jump in and offer your opinion.

Ka-rank
$10 or more per month

You are awesome. I can't tell you how much your support means, but you give me strength to keep writing.  Ka-ranked individuals are the level that makes it possible for a Rownt town to build large communal structures, and that's you. You will get access to all the new stories plus you can go back and read the work from previous years. I will have special "coming attraction" features where you can vote on which stories I should work on or give feedback about what you would like to see in the stories (no promises, my muse goes where she wants).  If you are involved in the final editing or your suggestions land in the final book, I will definitely include you in the dedication.  After all, my writing is dedicated you all of you who support me.


Tuk-rank
$20 or more per month

You have reached the pinnacle of the ranking systems. You are tuk-ranked, ready to challenge a Grandmother, and I can't even tell you how much I appreciate this support.  You will definitely get access to all the current and previous year's fiction.  You will also get access to the "coming attraction" features.  I want your voice.  And I will definitely add your name to the dedication of any books I publish.

The Grandmother
$250 or more per month (sold out!)

Whether you're male or female, the Rownt would call you a Grandmother for being such a central figure in the community.
You are the spirit guide I lean on for support. You'll get the all the features plus you will get to help guide the direction of the writing. We can work together to create a character. Your character may appear in a short story posted here or in one of my professional novels--that is up to the muse.  Or you can decide which book to help pay publication costs on. Even if I can't afford to publish because I don't think the book will repay those costs, a Grandmother can change that equation by helping to pay the upfront fees.