Mary Kit Caelsto

Mary Kit Caelsto

is creating writing and advocacy

6

patrons

$43

per month
Thank you for visiting my page. By supporting me you'll directly help me get the medical care and medications that I need. (See below for more information.)

Anything over the initial goal, will go toward our direct funds to help us buy groceries, take care of the household, and help my family recover from financial hardship. Recently I lost my mother. (October 2018). I'd been getting paid to take care of her, as she'd been wheelchair bound for over a year. (In addition to working a full-time job, which is awesome and let me work from home during this time.)  With her passing, I lost a substantial part of my income. (40% of my W-2 income I figured out after doing taxes). In addition, the physical work of caring for a bedbound adult for nearly two years took a toll on my physical and emotional health. This was on top of the backlog of healthcare that I'd let go either through no/bad insurance or simply not being able to leave mom long enough to go to the doctor.

My full-time job does not cover all of our living expenses. My husband cannot work due to his health conditions. If I earn a certain amount with my writing and virtual assistant work , I can cover the bare basics and food for us. However, the process of healing takes time and energy and is taking longer than I ever thought. So to say things are tight is an understatement. This is why your support is so important and means so much.

You'll find a little bit of everything here, but here's my focus:
  • I'm an author of women's lit (equestrian focused) and rural fantasy. I've got a couple of stories planned to share first with my Patreons, including bringing my love of music into my women's lit. I also write nonfiction and am working on Chronically Disposable: A mother/daughter memoir of life and death in a rural healthcare system
  • I share mental health/chronic illness awareness and advocacy. I'm a chronic pain/fibromyalgia patient who has been medically abandoned due to the "war on opioids" who has finally found a doctor who may treat her fibromyalgia. In addition I have major depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and cPTSD. 
  • I'm a muse mentor! How do you stay writing and creative when life happens? I talk about my journey as a caretaker and the important role self-advocacy (I don't like self-care as a term) and healing plays in your creativity.
Expect 2-4 posts from me a week
Mondays: Writing Advice (posts to my blog 2 weeks later except for special series)
Thursday: General Updates
Once a week: Mental Health/Chronic Illness

If you’ve read this far—thank you. I hope you’ll decide to support me.
Tiers
Grace Note
$1 or more per month

Your support inspires and encourages me. Receive all my Patreon only posts. (Special: I'm giving all Patreons a copy of my ARC Team book based on the series.)

Quarter Note
$5 or more per month

This tier is for those who follow my writings on Mental Health and wish to provide additional support and encouragement.

Half Note (Podcast only: forthcoming)
$9 or more per month

At this level you're a monthly supporter of my upcoming podcast: Muse Happens.  You'll receive:

  • Thank you on the Muse Happens Page (let me know how you want your name to appear)
  • Special audio extras when available
  • Access to a Muse Happens Slack channel where we can talk about the podcast (or anything else for that matter)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Whole Note
$15 or more per month
At this level you're purchasing a couple of bags of feed for us each month! Awesome!

You'll receive:
  • Access to my inner circle where we can talk writing and you can ask me questions about writing, publishing, editing, and more.
  • All previous rewards
Full Measure
$30 or more per month only 14 left
At this tier you'll receive a handcrafted gift once a quarter (soap, upcycled gifts, etc.) as well as a free copy of any Mary Kit Caelsto ebooks as they are released. (This includes equestrian fiction and fantasy.) Plus, all previous benefits.

Mentorship Circle
$75 or more per month only 5 left
In this tier not only do you receive all the previous benefits, but if you're an author, published or not, you'll receive either an in depth edit/critique (up to 7500 words) once a month AND a super secret circle where you can ask questions/pick my brain about writing and publishing.
Goals
$43 of $100 per month
This is the amount I need to cover my medications, my medical payments, and have a little left over to help the family budget.
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Thank you for visiting my page. By supporting me you'll directly help me get the medical care and medications that I need. (See below for more information.)

Anything over the initial goal, will go toward our direct funds to help us buy groceries, take care of the household, and help my family recover from financial hardship. Recently I lost my mother. (October 2018). I'd been getting paid to take care of her, as she'd been wheelchair bound for over a year. (In addition to working a full-time job, which is awesome and let me work from home during this time.)  With her passing, I lost a substantial part of my income. (40% of my W-2 income I figured out after doing taxes). In addition, the physical work of caring for a bedbound adult for nearly two years took a toll on my physical and emotional health. This was on top of the backlog of healthcare that I'd let go either through no/bad insurance or simply not being able to leave mom long enough to go to the doctor.

My full-time job does not cover all of our living expenses. My husband cannot work due to his health conditions. If I earn a certain amount with my writing and virtual assistant work , I can cover the bare basics and food for us. However, the process of healing takes time and energy and is taking longer than I ever thought. So to say things are tight is an understatement. This is why your support is so important and means so much.

You'll find a little bit of everything here, but here's my focus:
  • I'm an author of women's lit (equestrian focused) and rural fantasy. I've got a couple of stories planned to share first with my Patreons, including bringing my love of music into my women's lit. I also write nonfiction and am working on Chronically Disposable: A mother/daughter memoir of life and death in a rural healthcare system
  • I share mental health/chronic illness awareness and advocacy. I'm a chronic pain/fibromyalgia patient who has been medically abandoned due to the "war on opioids" who has finally found a doctor who may treat her fibromyalgia. In addition I have major depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and cPTSD. 
  • I'm a muse mentor! How do you stay writing and creative when life happens? I talk about my journey as a caretaker and the important role self-advocacy (I don't like self-care as a term) and healing plays in your creativity.
Expect 2-4 posts from me a week
Mondays: Writing Advice (posts to my blog 2 weeks later except for special series)
Thursday: General Updates
Once a week: Mental Health/Chronic Illness

If you’ve read this far—thank you. I hope you’ll decide to support me.

Recent posts by Mary Kit Caelsto

Tiers
Grace Note
$1 or more per month

Your support inspires and encourages me. Receive all my Patreon only posts. (Special: I'm giving all Patreons a copy of my ARC Team book based on the series.)

Quarter Note
$5 or more per month

This tier is for those who follow my writings on Mental Health and wish to provide additional support and encouragement.

Half Note (Podcast only: forthcoming)
$9 or more per month

At this level you're a monthly supporter of my upcoming podcast: Muse Happens.  You'll receive:

  • Thank you on the Muse Happens Page (let me know how you want your name to appear)
  • Special audio extras when available
  • Access to a Muse Happens Slack channel where we can talk about the podcast (or anything else for that matter)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Whole Note
$15 or more per month
At this level you're purchasing a couple of bags of feed for us each month! Awesome!

You'll receive:
  • Access to my inner circle where we can talk writing and you can ask me questions about writing, publishing, editing, and more.
  • All previous rewards
Full Measure
$30 or more per month only 14 left
At this tier you'll receive a handcrafted gift once a quarter (soap, upcycled gifts, etc.) as well as a free copy of any Mary Kit Caelsto ebooks as they are released. (This includes equestrian fiction and fantasy.) Plus, all previous benefits.

Mentorship Circle
$75 or more per month only 5 left
In this tier not only do you receive all the previous benefits, but if you're an author, published or not, you'll receive either an in depth edit/critique (up to 7500 words) once a month AND a super secret circle where you can ask questions/pick my brain about writing and publishing.