Kitty Chandler is creating Stories
10

patrons

$23
per month
Hello, and welcome to the chaos! My name is Kitty Chandler, I'll be your tour guide this day, please keep your hands and arms inside the coach and don't feed that, you'll only encourage it.

After a little over a decade of trying to become a traditionally published writer I realized I cared more about getting the best story out there that I could manage rather than being published by a major publishing house (although having a staff of designers and publicists really sounds nice). Several years ago I began self-publishing, awkwardly and with some mistakes, starting with an anthology or "braided novel" of urban fantasy fiction and continuing with an alt-history fantasy novel, both now available on Amazon. I've also written mystery, science fiction, and dipped a toe in a few other genres, and am currently working through my backlog of over half a dozen novel drafts as well as drafting all new material.

I write a lot.

In my ideal world, I would be self-supporting purely as a writer. But to be honest even if I were making my current pay level by writing I wouldn't quit my day job entirely. I work at my family business, I love it, I would never leave them in the lurch by up and quitting. What I am looking for with Patreon and from you guys is to supplement my income such that I can, on a slow day, take the last couple hours off and go and write.

The other objective for Patreon is considerably more nebulous, so we'll call this the if I make it above and beyond goal. A few years ago my partner and I bought a house that, while very solid and likely to last another 170 years (yes it's that old), needs some serious cosmetic work. Every room needs to be repainted, I want to put some more floor-ceiling bookshelves in the office, we have paneling in major need of refinishing, several trees need to be trimmed back, etc. No individual thing is very expensive but over time it will add up. Also, we've been very lucky so far but our oldest cats are 9 years old and aging, and as we have six of them I expect there will be vet trips in our future. So there's that too.

From time to time there may be bonus rewards, such as autographed hard copies of my books or or copies of my research texts or notes, should there be an interest for such. There will also, as I understand it's a tradition, be cat pictures. Oh so many cat pictures will there be.
Rewards
Penny for the Guy
$1 or more per month 6 patrons
Access to twice-weekly updates with work updates on Tuesday and excerpts on Thursday, my projected writing schedule (subject to workload and illness and so on), access to a booklet of 1 page synopses of everything I've been working on as an introduction to what might be coming up in the future. This will include in no particular order New Amsterdam, Blasted Lands: Resurrected Dead era, Blasted Lands: Renaissance Era, Nerd Girls Save The World, The Long Road, Lifestyles of the Modern Witch, Turing Shrugged, Starlight, Jude and the Ghost Talkers... it's a lot okay?  
Cherry on Top
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
You will get: access to regular updates, my schedule, synopses, plus a vote on which short story/novella/etc I work on this month. I do not promise to complete it, but I will work on it regularly and it will be worked into my schedule for the month.
Chekhov's Armory
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You will get: access to regular updates, my schedule, synopses, a vote on which short story/novella/etc I work on in the coming month, and access to musings on writing craft such as dialogue, foreshadowing. description, pacing, foreshadowing, suspense and tension, characters, setting, and foreshadowing.

I do a lot of foreshadowing.
Pen Mightier Than The Sword
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
You will get: access to regular updates, my schedule, synopses, a vote on which short story/novella/etc I work on this month, access to musings on writing craft, and access to the Wiki-type entries I make as I make them. Because so much of what I write is alt-universe or original universe, I try to keep extensive notes as I work on things in a wiki-article type format. At this level will have access to the text of these entries as I work on them. Behind the scenes type of things, if you will.
Tucker and Roll
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
You will get: access to regular updates, my schedule, synopses, a vote on which short story/novella/etc I work on this month, access to musings on writing craft, access to the wiki entries, and one Tuckerization on a work in progress. (A Tuckerization is where you get to name a minor character for yourself or someone else.) Look, I hate naming things. I will post a list of what corporations, people, etc need names and you get to submit names. 
Goals
$23 of $380 per month
This will substitute for two hours per day of pre-tax day job income.
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Hello, and welcome to the chaos! My name is Kitty Chandler, I'll be your tour guide this day, please keep your hands and arms inside the coach and don't feed that, you'll only encourage it.

After a little over a decade of trying to become a traditionally published writer I realized I cared more about getting the best story out there that I could manage rather than being published by a major publishing house (although having a staff of designers and publicists really sounds nice). Several years ago I began self-publishing, awkwardly and with some mistakes, starting with an anthology or "braided novel" of urban fantasy fiction and continuing with an alt-history fantasy novel, both now available on Amazon. I've also written mystery, science fiction, and dipped a toe in a few other genres, and am currently working through my backlog of over half a dozen novel drafts as well as drafting all new material.

I write a lot.

In my ideal world, I would be self-supporting purely as a writer. But to be honest even if I were making my current pay level by writing I wouldn't quit my day job entirely. I work at my family business, I love it, I would never leave them in the lurch by up and quitting. What I am looking for with Patreon and from you guys is to supplement my income such that I can, on a slow day, take the last couple hours off and go and write.

The other objective for Patreon is considerably more nebulous, so we'll call this the if I make it above and beyond goal. A few years ago my partner and I bought a house that, while very solid and likely to last another 170 years (yes it's that old), needs some serious cosmetic work. Every room needs to be repainted, I want to put some more floor-ceiling bookshelves in the office, we have paneling in major need of refinishing, several trees need to be trimmed back, etc. No individual thing is very expensive but over time it will add up. Also, we've been very lucky so far but our oldest cats are 9 years old and aging, and as we have six of them I expect there will be vet trips in our future. So there's that too.

From time to time there may be bonus rewards, such as autographed hard copies of my books or or copies of my research texts or notes, should there be an interest for such. There will also, as I understand it's a tradition, be cat pictures. Oh so many cat pictures will there be.

Recent posts by Kitty Chandler

Rewards
Penny for the Guy
$1 or more per month 6 patrons
Access to twice-weekly updates with work updates on Tuesday and excerpts on Thursday, my projected writing schedule (subject to workload and illness and so on), access to a booklet of 1 page synopses of everything I've been working on as an introduction to what might be coming up in the future. This will include in no particular order New Amsterdam, Blasted Lands: Resurrected Dead era, Blasted Lands: Renaissance Era, Nerd Girls Save The World, The Long Road, Lifestyles of the Modern Witch, Turing Shrugged, Starlight, Jude and the Ghost Talkers... it's a lot okay?  
Cherry on Top
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
You will get: access to regular updates, my schedule, synopses, plus a vote on which short story/novella/etc I work on this month. I do not promise to complete it, but I will work on it regularly and it will be worked into my schedule for the month.
Chekhov's Armory
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You will get: access to regular updates, my schedule, synopses, a vote on which short story/novella/etc I work on in the coming month, and access to musings on writing craft such as dialogue, foreshadowing. description, pacing, foreshadowing, suspense and tension, characters, setting, and foreshadowing.

I do a lot of foreshadowing.
Pen Mightier Than The Sword
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
You will get: access to regular updates, my schedule, synopses, a vote on which short story/novella/etc I work on this month, access to musings on writing craft, and access to the Wiki-type entries I make as I make them. Because so much of what I write is alt-universe or original universe, I try to keep extensive notes as I work on things in a wiki-article type format. At this level will have access to the text of these entries as I work on them. Behind the scenes type of things, if you will.
Tucker and Roll
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
You will get: access to regular updates, my schedule, synopses, a vote on which short story/novella/etc I work on this month, access to musings on writing craft, access to the wiki entries, and one Tuckerization on a work in progress. (A Tuckerization is where you get to name a minor character for yourself or someone else.) Look, I hate naming things. I will post a list of what corporations, people, etc need names and you get to submit names.