Same here: I want to know what I'm making is being enjoyed. I trust when you can afford to support it again, you will. If you can only afford to listen or read the 80% I make free right now, that's all you need to do. If you want to help more, spread the word for me, until you can afford to give more without feeling the pinch.
I just launched a new Patron reward level. I've had some people increase their support, and others apologize me for not being able to increase support--and I hate hearing that. My Patreon is 'Pay *Only* What You Can. If you feel the pinch from your support, drop it down. If you've got the cash and value what I do, bump it up. Someone else will step up, just wait and see.
I still give 80% of what I do away free, and even if I have to slow my release schedule next year, I'm not going to stop telling these stories if you don't make me a zillionaire. I know I'm not supposed to talk like that, it might encourage people not to support me, but I don't care.
I write good stuff. The audience is growing every month. I'd rather go slow and find a thousand one dollar backers eventually, than burn out loyal readers and listeners who think they have to carry more than they can.
PS: Stay tuned for concept art and illustrations to drop in the feed!
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These are folks who have really gone out of their way to help me--not just with patronage but time, dedication and support of my work and me, personally. Thank you muchly.