Sarah Monette and Katherine Addison are creating stories
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In memoriam: Milo (2006-2018)



I owned him eight years almost exactly to the day.

He's buried in a pasture on the farm where he spent his entire adult life. He was much loved and will be sorely missed.

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I am both Sarah Monette and Katherine Addison. Under both names I write horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Due to complicated Publishing Things, my novels are coming out under the Addison name, while I write short fiction under my real name. My most recent novel, The Goblin Emperor, (or buy from your local indie bookstore or Powells) was published by Tor in 2014, was nominated for a bunch of awards, and won the 2015 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel. </brag> (I have a contract for two more books with Tor, both of which are still pretty much vaporware as of this writing.) I have a couple of short stories in press right now and I hope that that will continue to be true from month to month.

I fight with a variety of health problems, including fibromyalgia, chronic migraines, restless leg syndrome, (yes, it's properly Restless Legs Syndrome, but for me, it's only in the right leg), chronic fatigue syndrome, and depression, all of which have had a considerable negative impact (she says politely) on my creativity. None of them can be cured; they can only be managed with drugs, therapy, regular exercise, and the pursuit of engagement with my own goddamn life.

MY END GOAL IS TO WRITE CONFIDENTLY, HAPPILY, AND STEADILY.

But creativity is like cats: approach it head on and it skitters away out of reach and stares at you reproachfully. So you go obliquely. Tell the truth but tell it slant.

This patreon, which started out as a way to help me pay my horse's vet bills (see above), is continuing as a way to help me continue to ride dressage. Dressage has been for eight years now exercise, stress relief, and the best therapy I've found. But it is not an inexpensive sport.

To answer a question I'm sure you're all wondering about, I don't know if I'm going to buy another horse. Buying Milo was a case of a fantastic deal landing in my lap such that it was clearly stupid to ignore it. (When he was healthy, he was probably worth ten times what I paid for him.) I can't expect that to happen again. Right now, all I want to do is keep riding.

Your help means that I can be financially stable AND pursue this thing I love, and the more those things are true, the better equipped I am to deal with my health problems and KEEP WRITING.

Each and every one of you is a miracle as far as I'm concerned. Thank you.
Tiers
Lurker
$1 or more per month 35 patrons
  • Access to my patron-only feed
  • To-Be-Read and Books-I'm-Looking-For lists
  • Book reviews will be posted here 1 week (7 days) before they go up on Goodreads
  • First lines of all my works in progress (WIP)
  • Q&A: ask me questions & I answer them
  • When I start submitting a story, or send a novel to my editor, I will post a preview.
  • Bonus! Cat pictures
  • Extra bonus! Horse pictures
Patron of the Horse Ballet
$2 or more per month 16 patrons
  • Updates on my dressage adventures
  • Plus all previous rewards
Awesome Patron of the Horse Ballet
$3 or more per month 3 patrons
  • Your name (or chosen designation) will be in the acknowledgments of my next book. (Will start over each time I submit a final draft to my editor.)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Brass Key
$5 or more per month 65 patrons
  • Vignettes and secrets from the Parrington Museum (The Bone Key), Osreialhallan (The Goblin Emperor), Meduse (the Doctrine of Labyrinths), and other worlds as they bloom.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Silver Key
$10 or more per month 20 patrons
  • Bibliography of my published works, updated as new things come out
  • Plus all previous rewards
Gold Key
$20 or more per month 3 patrons
  • Monthly essay (750 words or more) on random topic, in addition to patron-only posts
  • Ability to suggest topics
  • Plus all previous rewards
Platinum Key
$25 or more per month 9 of 15 patrons
  • Signed copies of all novels I publish, starting 2017 January 01 (and authors get their copies before publication date, so you will, too)
  • Ongoing catalogue of all the private jokes in the place and character names in the Doctrine of Labyrinths
  • Semi-annual (twice a year) video lecture/tutorials on some aspect of writing craft
  • Ability to suggest topics (and if you want something that isn't writing craft, like genre theory or Shakespeare or Jack the Ripper, I'll be happy to do that, too)
  • Access to other weird things
  • Plus all previous rewards
Key to the Labyrinth
$50 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
  • Signed copies of all novels I publish after 2017 January 01 (and authors get their copies before publication date, so you will, too)
  • Chapbook Pareidolia
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
$813 of $1,000 per month
$1000 a month covers lessons AND I can afford to buy new breeches when mine wear out.
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In memoriam: Milo (2006-2018)



I owned him eight years almost exactly to the day.

He's buried in a pasture on the farm where he spent his entire adult life. He was much loved and will be sorely missed.

========================================================================
I am both Sarah Monette and Katherine Addison. Under both names I write horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Due to complicated Publishing Things, my novels are coming out under the Addison name, while I write short fiction under my real name. My most recent novel, The Goblin Emperor, (or buy from your local indie bookstore or Powells) was published by Tor in 2014, was nominated for a bunch of awards, and won the 2015 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel. </brag> (I have a contract for two more books with Tor, both of which are still pretty much vaporware as of this writing.) I have a couple of short stories in press right now and I hope that that will continue to be true from month to month.

I fight with a variety of health problems, including fibromyalgia, chronic migraines, restless leg syndrome, (yes, it's properly Restless Legs Syndrome, but for me, it's only in the right leg), chronic fatigue syndrome, and depression, all of which have had a considerable negative impact (she says politely) on my creativity. None of them can be cured; they can only be managed with drugs, therapy, regular exercise, and the pursuit of engagement with my own goddamn life.

MY END GOAL IS TO WRITE CONFIDENTLY, HAPPILY, AND STEADILY.

But creativity is like cats: approach it head on and it skitters away out of reach and stares at you reproachfully. So you go obliquely. Tell the truth but tell it slant.

This patreon, which started out as a way to help me pay my horse's vet bills (see above), is continuing as a way to help me continue to ride dressage. Dressage has been for eight years now exercise, stress relief, and the best therapy I've found. But it is not an inexpensive sport.

To answer a question I'm sure you're all wondering about, I don't know if I'm going to buy another horse. Buying Milo was a case of a fantastic deal landing in my lap such that it was clearly stupid to ignore it. (When he was healthy, he was probably worth ten times what I paid for him.) I can't expect that to happen again. Right now, all I want to do is keep riding.

Your help means that I can be financially stable AND pursue this thing I love, and the more those things are true, the better equipped I am to deal with my health problems and KEEP WRITING.

Each and every one of you is a miracle as far as I'm concerned. Thank you.

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Tiers
Lurker
$1 or more per month 35 patrons
  • Access to my patron-only feed
  • To-Be-Read and Books-I'm-Looking-For lists
  • Book reviews will be posted here 1 week (7 days) before they go up on Goodreads
  • First lines of all my works in progress (WIP)
  • Q&A: ask me questions & I answer them
  • When I start submitting a story, or send a novel to my editor, I will post a preview.
  • Bonus! Cat pictures
  • Extra bonus! Horse pictures
Patron of the Horse Ballet
$2 or more per month 16 patrons
  • Updates on my dressage adventures
  • Plus all previous rewards
Awesome Patron of the Horse Ballet
$3 or more per month 3 patrons
  • Your name (or chosen designation) will be in the acknowledgments of my next book. (Will start over each time I submit a final draft to my editor.)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Brass Key
$5 or more per month 65 patrons
  • Vignettes and secrets from the Parrington Museum (The Bone Key), Osreialhallan (The Goblin Emperor), Meduse (the Doctrine of Labyrinths), and other worlds as they bloom.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Silver Key
$10 or more per month 20 patrons
  • Bibliography of my published works, updated as new things come out
  • Plus all previous rewards
Gold Key
$20 or more per month 3 patrons
  • Monthly essay (750 words or more) on random topic, in addition to patron-only posts
  • Ability to suggest topics
  • Plus all previous rewards
Platinum Key
$25 or more per month 9 of 15 patrons
  • Signed copies of all novels I publish, starting 2017 January 01 (and authors get their copies before publication date, so you will, too)
  • Ongoing catalogue of all the private jokes in the place and character names in the Doctrine of Labyrinths
  • Semi-annual (twice a year) video lecture/tutorials on some aspect of writing craft
  • Ability to suggest topics (and if you want something that isn't writing craft, like genre theory or Shakespeare or Jack the Ripper, I'll be happy to do that, too)
  • Access to other weird things
  • Plus all previous rewards
Key to the Labyrinth
$50 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
  • Signed copies of all novels I publish after 2017 January 01 (and authors get their copies before publication date, so you will, too)
  • Chapbook Pareidolia
  • Plus all previous rewards