Satya Nelms is creating words woven into stories and poems
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$51
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It has always been my dream to be a writer. I started writing before I knew how to create words, filling pages with wavy lines, and making up the stories as I went along. The characters I create and the stories I tell reflect my life's journey. I write about women, mothers, sisters, and children. I write about subtle traumas and catastrophic ones. I write about relationships and love, both the ones that hurt and the ones that heal. I write about intricacies and politics of identity and I write myself into places and spaces where I and others like me can belong. 

Writing has been a friend, a confidante, and an outlet, but I did not always trust that I could make my dream come true. I grew up believing that living my dream of being a writer was a luxury I could not afford. I was told to trade in my creativity for practicality, and for a long time I listened. I thought myself arrogant to believe that out of all the people in the world who shared my dream, that I would somehow be among the few to actually make a life of it, but the stories inside of me wouldn’t go away. So, I began to weave writing into the nooks and crannies of my life - finding spaces for writing in the midst of “practicality,” but that no longer feels like enough.

I want to devote my days to my words, to telling stories that need to be told, and your help would allow me to do that. 
Tiers
Cherished Patrons
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you! You will get a monthly shoutout on my blog and Instagram page. 
Beloved Patrons
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
You will also recieve the Cherished Patron Reward, along with a never-before seen, sneak peak at my current project, delivered directly to your inbox. 
Patron Saints
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You will also recieve the Cherished Patron and Beloved Patron Rewards, along with a recording of me reading a story (delivered to your inbox) and a signed copy of my book Hello Morning. 
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$51 of $500 per month
In the Summer of 2014 I chose to leave my 9 to 5 and split my days between my family (with a huge chunk of that going to my toddler) and my writing. In the Fall of 2014, I went on to publish a novella, Hello Morning, that I'd been working on the previous year. I have spent the last year and a half weaving stories into verse and prose, and it has been an amazing journey. I have learned so much, and most of the time I am proud that I made this choice for my life, but I'd be lying if I said I never second guess that choice. That second guessing usually happens when I'm trying to figure out how to pay a bill, or wondering how I will scrape together the funds to self-publish another book. Every donation made allows me to write with a little bit more peace of mind and I am grateful for it. 
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It has always been my dream to be a writer. I started writing before I knew how to create words, filling pages with wavy lines, and making up the stories as I went along. The characters I create and the stories I tell reflect my life's journey. I write about women, mothers, sisters, and children. I write about subtle traumas and catastrophic ones. I write about relationships and love, both the ones that hurt and the ones that heal. I write about intricacies and politics of identity and I write myself into places and spaces where I and others like me can belong. 

Writing has been a friend, a confidante, and an outlet, but I did not always trust that I could make my dream come true. I grew up believing that living my dream of being a writer was a luxury I could not afford. I was told to trade in my creativity for practicality, and for a long time I listened. I thought myself arrogant to believe that out of all the people in the world who shared my dream, that I would somehow be among the few to actually make a life of it, but the stories inside of me wouldn’t go away. So, I began to weave writing into the nooks and crannies of my life - finding spaces for writing in the midst of “practicality,” but that no longer feels like enough.

I want to devote my days to my words, to telling stories that need to be told, and your help would allow me to do that. 

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Tiers
Cherished Patrons
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you! You will get a monthly shoutout on my blog and Instagram page. 
Beloved Patrons
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
You will also recieve the Cherished Patron Reward, along with a never-before seen, sneak peak at my current project, delivered directly to your inbox. 
Patron Saints
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You will also recieve the Cherished Patron and Beloved Patron Rewards, along with a recording of me reading a story (delivered to your inbox) and a signed copy of my book Hello Morning.