M. K. is creating a novel: Burning the Sound
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CRANKY WRITER WRITES CREEPY THINGS, TELLS INTERNET ABOUT IT
Does what it says on the tin. I'm MK, I'm a gay chronically ill extremely short deep Southerner-turned-Canadian, and for the majority of my life I've been building a universe that is more or less centered around the time I overdosed on sacred texts and decided that many religions could use some new and exciting...unimprovements. So far I've got 700 short stories, a couple handfuls of novels, and no desire to stop any time soon. It would be very exciting if you would join me.

BURNING THE SOUND
Burning the Sound is a stand-alone novel about a French Catholic with anxiety who follows his demonic roommate into Hell to fight a war against a demigod. Mallory Laurent is a would-be special education teacher who is emphatically not cut out for the real world, and has spent the last seven years of his life working a dead-end job he's overqualified for, periodically going off his psychiatric meds and regretting it, not going to Mass, and sharing his home with his demonic BFF, with whom he is absolutely not in love, because that would be both ill-fated and morally corrupt...

Well, fine. There is a reason he doesn't go to Mass anymore.

Pyre is a demonically-possessed demon. He was born in an underworld known as the Wretched World, and he is a victim of fetal possession by the murdered right-hand man of the worst dictator the Wretched World has ever known. He has spent the last hundred years of his miserable half-life fighting off the creature, an elemental known mostly as the Fire, that semi-owns his soul. He escaped into the Human World in a Hail Mary effort to smother the Fire's hold over him, and wandered around contemplating suicide until some guy in Connecticut put out an ad for a roommate seven years ago. Pyre understands a little bit about the Human World now, and a little bit about his future, which is this: when he dies either his body will be used for genocide one last time or he will take the Fire with him, but he is definitely going to die, sooner rather than later.

And that would be fine, but he is going to miss Mallory, when he dies.

Then the Fire manages to up the ante and gain more control over Pyre than he's ever had, Pyre comes to terms with the fact that he has to leave the Human World and sacrifice himself in the Wretched World to try and douse or at least contain the Fire, and Mallory finally understands that monsters are really real and there are exactly zero gods available to help him, and determines that if it's a choice between Pyre and the world, he'll take Pyre and set the rest on fire if he has to.

WHY PATREON?
Because I believe in Mallory and Pyre, but I don't believe their story is the best fit for trad publishing. It is however, given my propensity for extras and the fact that I more or less live and breathe this universe, a pretty good fit for serial self-publishing. I'm going to write anyway, I can't really stop, but stories need readers. Mostly I want to share it, because I like it, and because I write so that I can face the world: and I wrote Mallory, a disabled man with chicken legs and Peter Pan Syndrome who all at once leads an army against a god of death and wins, so that I could face myself and still believe I might come out on top somehow. And even if you don't get that out of it, you might enjoy it anyway. It's kind of funny.

My endgame is to make a living off these stories, but I'm not stupid enough to believe that will ever happen. But I would like to share them with other people in exchange for money. So if you want to get in on these gay-ass demons I've sold my soul to, then click that big honkin BECOME A PATRON button and LET'S DO THIS SHIT.
Rewards
Read the book/free e-book
$1 or more per month 1 patron
You get each chapter of the book as it's released, AND A FREE EBOOK COPY in the format of your choice, plus you unlock any video content!
Includes Discord rewards
Social media
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
You get the chapter and the e-book AND I'll follow you on social media!
Includes Discord rewards
Listen to the book/free audiobook
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
All previous rewards + I will read the chapter to you. AND then I will send the WHOLE AUDIOBOOK TO YOU WHEN IT'S COMPLETE. Hey, sweet. That way you know how all the names are pronounced...
Includes Discord rewards
Vignettes and short stories
$4 or more per month 1 patron
All previous rewards AND AN IN-UNIVERSE STORY between 100-5000 words. I write a lot of these.
Includes Discord rewards
Story art
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
All previous rewards + the digital form of the art that has been done for the book this month!
Includes Discord rewards
Q&A
$6 or more per month 0 patrons
All previous rewards, plus I will conduct a special Q&A (no spoilers) with you! This can be via chat (DM on twitter, or such) or e-mail, your choice.
Includes Discord rewards
Worldbuilding
$7 or more per month 0 patrons
You get all of the previous rewards and I will send you a selection of my worldbuilding notes (no spoilers), probably in a readable fashion.
Includes Discord rewards
What I'm listening to
$8 or more per month 1 patron
All previous rewards and I will send you the custom 8tracks playlist for the current chapter. 
Includes Discord rewards
Story request
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
All previous rewards, and you get to ask me MONTHLY for a vignette featuring the topic and characters of your choice. [If your request is NSFW, you MUST be 18+.]
Includes Discord rewards
Art request
$12 or more per month 0 patrons
All previous rewards EXCEPT [Story request] and you get to ask MONTHLY for story art of your choice!  [If your request is NSFW, you MUST be 18+.] 
Includes Discord rewards
Playlist request
$13 or more per month 0 patrons
All previous rewards EXCEPT [Story] and [Art requests] and you can request MONTHLY a playlist for a character or scene!
Includes Discord rewards
SPOILERS
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
All previous rewards INCLUDING [Art], [Story], or [Playlist] requests (PICK ONE), and I will spoil the book or offer you spoilers for what comes after. Feel free to request a specific spoiler.
Includes Discord rewards
Thanks to you
$30 or more per month 1 patron
All previous rewards INCLUDING monthly playlist, story, OR art request (you can request a different type of commission each month) AND you are in the acknowledgements.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$32 of $150 per month
MEDS PURCHASED. This is the amount that it takes to buy my painkillers and psychiatric meds every month! If this goal is reached, I'll be able to produce not only more writing but more quality content.
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CRANKY WRITER WRITES CREEPY THINGS, TELLS INTERNET ABOUT IT
Does what it says on the tin. I'm MK, I'm a gay chronically ill extremely short deep Southerner-turned-Canadian, and for the majority of my life I've been building a universe that is more or less centered around the time I overdosed on sacred texts and decided that many religions could use some new and exciting...unimprovements. So far I've got 700 short stories, a couple handfuls of novels, and no desire to stop any time soon. It would be very exciting if you would join me.

BURNING THE SOUND
Burning the Sound is a stand-alone novel about a French Catholic with anxiety who follows his demonic roommate into Hell to fight a war against a demigod. Mallory Laurent is a would-be special education teacher who is emphatically not cut out for the real world, and has spent the last seven years of his life working a dead-end job he's overqualified for, periodically going off his psychiatric meds and regretting it, not going to Mass, and sharing his home with his demonic BFF, with whom he is absolutely not in love, because that would be both ill-fated and morally corrupt...

Well, fine. There is a reason he doesn't go to Mass anymore.

Pyre is a demonically-possessed demon. He was born in an underworld known as the Wretched World, and he is a victim of fetal possession by the murdered right-hand man of the worst dictator the Wretched World has ever known. He has spent the last hundred years of his miserable half-life fighting off the creature, an elemental known mostly as the Fire, that semi-owns his soul. He escaped into the Human World in a Hail Mary effort to smother the Fire's hold over him, and wandered around contemplating suicide until some guy in Connecticut put out an ad for a roommate seven years ago. Pyre understands a little bit about the Human World now, and a little bit about his future, which is this: when he dies either his body will be used for genocide one last time or he will take the Fire with him, but he is definitely going to die, sooner rather than later.

And that would be fine, but he is going to miss Mallory, when he dies.

Then the Fire manages to up the ante and gain more control over Pyre than he's ever had, Pyre comes to terms with the fact that he has to leave the Human World and sacrifice himself in the Wretched World to try and douse or at least contain the Fire, and Mallory finally understands that monsters are really real and there are exactly zero gods available to help him, and determines that if it's a choice between Pyre and the world, he'll take Pyre and set the rest on fire if he has to.

WHY PATREON?
Because I believe in Mallory and Pyre, but I don't believe their story is the best fit for trad publishing. It is however, given my propensity for extras and the fact that I more or less live and breathe this universe, a pretty good fit for serial self-publishing. I'm going to write anyway, I can't really stop, but stories need readers. Mostly I want to share it, because I like it, and because I write so that I can face the world: and I wrote Mallory, a disabled man with chicken legs and Peter Pan Syndrome who all at once leads an army against a god of death and wins, so that I could face myself and still believe I might come out on top somehow. And even if you don't get that out of it, you might enjoy it anyway. It's kind of funny.

My endgame is to make a living off these stories, but I'm not stupid enough to believe that will ever happen. But I would like to share them with other people in exchange for money. So if you want to get in on these gay-ass demons I've sold my soul to, then click that big honkin BECOME A PATRON button and LET'S DO THIS SHIT.

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Rewards
Read the book/free e-book
$1 or more per month 1 patron
You get each chapter of the book as it's released, AND A FREE EBOOK COPY in the format of your choice, plus you unlock any video content!
Includes Discord rewards
Social media
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
You get the chapter and the e-book AND I'll follow you on social media!
Includes Discord rewards
Listen to the book/free audiobook
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
All previous rewards + I will read the chapter to you. AND then I will send the WHOLE AUDIOBOOK TO YOU WHEN IT'S COMPLETE. Hey, sweet. That way you know how all the names are pronounced...
Includes Discord rewards
Vignettes and short stories
$4 or more per month 1 patron
All previous rewards AND AN IN-UNIVERSE STORY between 100-5000 words. I write a lot of these.
Includes Discord rewards
Story art
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
All previous rewards + the digital form of the art that has been done for the book this month!
Includes Discord rewards
Q&A
$6 or more per month 0 patrons
All previous rewards, plus I will conduct a special Q&A (no spoilers) with you! This can be via chat (DM on twitter, or such) or e-mail, your choice.
Includes Discord rewards
Worldbuilding
$7 or more per month 0 patrons
You get all of the previous rewards and I will send you a selection of my worldbuilding notes (no spoilers), probably in a readable fashion.
Includes Discord rewards
What I'm listening to
$8 or more per month 1 patron
All previous rewards and I will send you the custom 8tracks playlist for the current chapter. 
Includes Discord rewards
Story request
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
All previous rewards, and you get to ask me MONTHLY for a vignette featuring the topic and characters of your choice. [If your request is NSFW, you MUST be 18+.]
Includes Discord rewards
Art request
$12 or more per month 0 patrons
All previous rewards EXCEPT [Story request] and you get to ask MONTHLY for story art of your choice!  [If your request is NSFW, you MUST be 18+.] 
Includes Discord rewards
Playlist request
$13 or more per month 0 patrons
All previous rewards EXCEPT [Story] and [Art requests] and you can request MONTHLY a playlist for a character or scene!
Includes Discord rewards
SPOILERS
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
All previous rewards INCLUDING [Art], [Story], or [Playlist] requests (PICK ONE), and I will spoil the book or offer you spoilers for what comes after. Feel free to request a specific spoiler.
Includes Discord rewards
Thanks to you
$30 or more per month 1 patron
All previous rewards INCLUDING monthly playlist, story, OR art request (you can request a different type of commission each month) AND you are in the acknowledgements.
Includes Discord rewards