Let's talk NaNoWriMo!
 
National Novel Writing Month is here! It started today and goes (surprise) all month long. The goal of this non competitive competition is for writers, not just nationally, but all over the world, to write 50,000 words in the month of November. No small job, but not at all unattainable. In fact, in September they already were figuring on almost 400,000 participants worldwide. The number should be much larger today. They have stat pages somewhere. or will have them. This is but day one.

I have 2146 words so far today. And the day is young. By tomorrow I believe they they will be posting region totals and other numbers. I'm lucky enough to be in a small region: Patagonia Arizona, so my efforts do show up as an important part of our daily total.

A writer has to average 1,667 words a day to reach the goal. Of course, that assumes you write on turkey day, too. I figure I have to make 2000 a day, because I have other work a few days this month.

If I remember correctly from last year about 20% of participants reach the goal! I participated and written my 50k the last two years and, maybe I will this year too. We shall see. It's free, so think about it...

Tier Benefits
Puppies
$1.99 or more per month 0 patrons
 No contribution is too small. I would greatly appreciate a dollar a month and in return you will receive access to my stories each time I finish a chapter. If you pick up in the middle of a novel, you will be able to access all previous work on that project as well. Plus, when the book is complete, I will send you the entire ebook in the format you need. be it .pdf, .mobi (Kindle), ibook, epub, pdb, text, lrf ,docx or whatever you need before it comes out to the general public.
Foals
$5 or more per month 1 patron
 

I like it. Thank you. If you pick this level you will receive all of the above plus your name listed as a Patron in all of my published works that you help support.

Outlaws
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
 This would be awesome, thank you. At this level you will receive all of the above plus I will post a private, monthly message here on Patreon for members of this tier and above where I discuss writing, literature or whatever else is on my mind. 
Cover Model
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
This level includes (like they all do) all the rewards of the lower price levels plus a chance to see various choices for the cover photo and later, three or more cover photo possibilities with title text in place. Actually I kind of like the photo I've just put on this level. That's one pretty good little cow pony you're looking at there.
Lawdogs
$25 or more per month 1 patron
 

Thank you kindly, cowboy or cowgirl. At this level you will receive all of the above plus a signed copy of any of my books that you help support.

Billies
$35 or more per month 0 patrons
 Woohoo! At this level you will receive all of the above plus a personal, hand-signed letter of thanks. I could hand write it, but can't guarantee legibility.
Peacocks
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
If you go crazy and pledge $50 you will get rough draft access. I'll make one draft chapter available per month. You can critique my work. I may listen, I may not. But please, please be gentle.
Hanging on for Dear Life
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
Oh, doggies.  Seventy-five dollars a month gets you access to extra material not included in the books.   Such as deleted scenes, character studies, or simply just nonsensical scribbles that were the starting point of my story 
Cowhands
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Yeehaw! At this level you will receive all of the above plus I will immortalize you in a story by naming a character after you (or someone else that you choose).  This is a one time reward.
Excalibur
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
Holy cow, I can't imagine! I will mail you an autographed copy of each of my books even those from before I joined Patreon (there are  14 complete books already, plus two companion volumes) and as long as your patronage continues. And extend a huge thank you.

You can also suggest a story twist or the like. No guarantees, I am flexible, but the muse dictates what I write. I have had inspiration for three of my books provided by others with just a sentence or even a word or two that piqued my imagination. I'll gladly reveal what those words were and the books they inspired if you become a member at this level.

Exotic Species
$900 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
All of the above plus a character named after you in the next book.
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