Lauren Prince is creating Somewhere Deeper than Twilight
28

patrons

$170
per month
Somewhere Deeper than Twilight is a YA fantasy series about the Darkness not being evil and the Light not being good--it follows the semi-divine son of the Light, his Dark friends, and complicated family as they attempt to survive the world together and stop bad people from doing bad things.  This Patreon exists primarily to encourage my efforts, especially against the nay-saying of loneliness and Depression.
Read the chapters here!

☆☆Who are you?☆☆
My name is Lauren--I'm a 20-something ace-spectrum writer currently living in Japan.  I've been working on SDtT for years, and finally need a little help.
I really like video games, stars, the night sky, Princes, anime, and fictional boys.

You can also find me at @crown_of_ink on Twitter (writing/books) or at @sdttbook (SDtT feed).

☆☆What are you working on?☆☆
SDtT (Somewhere Deeper than Twilight) is a series of Young/New Adult fantasy books about Light and Darkness being ambivalent, imaginary friends and chosen families, semi-divine Princes, and a lot of lovable idiots trying to survive while being their lovable idiot selves.

I also work occasionally on other ideas, almost all of which will be YA-ish and touched to at least some degree by fantasy.

I intend to have the latest draft of SDtT Book 1 finished and ready to be sent to editors, agents, and publishers in early 2018.

☆☆What is SDtT about?☆☆
In order to save the Darkness from a Light-adoring zealot, the Prince of Light must work with his friends in the Darkness' chosen army to protect both the Darkness and himself--for if the zealot should rip the Prince's soul from his body, the Darkness, and much more, would perish forever.  There is almost no romance or sexuality in the story, but the cast is almost entirely LGBT+.
Further details can be found here!
The Prologue can be read here!

☆☆Why are you setting up a Patreon?☆☆
Financial Support - Your generosity helps me to pay for notebooks, pens, and a metric ton of Starbucks.  I have recently hit a good streak, but usually I cannot work from home.  Also things like meals, internet, and rent.  I also like to support other Creators, and a large percentage of the financial support I receive is returned to supporting other Creators.

Emotional Support - I deal with Depression, and because I am both in Japan and a naturally unfriendly person, I exist in a small bubble that is me and my imaginary friends.  Being able to look at a list of Patrons and have concrete proof that people care--they're interested--they're willing to spend money--they're willing to spend their time on me--helps stabilize me and remind myself that maybe I do matter to someone after all.

☆☆What will I get for supporting?☆☆
$1 a month will get you access to 90% of the feed's content--a barrage of doodles, special roles in a dedicated Discord server (with even more doodles and inane writerly commentary), and access to basic information on SDtT and its progress.

$5 a month gives you access to inside looks on my writing process and the world of SDtT--character essays and writings, looks into my notes and the like.  As well, you'll be able to impact the story and development by answering polls to help me make difficult choices. You also get one free doodle request a month!

$10 and $15 tiers give access to even more material, the highest of which is PDFs of my SDtT-only notebooks, which I carry with me at all times and spend most of my scraps of freetime drawing or writing in.  Higher-tier Patrons also have more options for requests, and access to information on new and non-SDtT stories!!
As well, should I ever reach the actual final stages of real-world publishing, Patrons in these tiers have special bonuses: $10+ Patrons will be entered in a raffle for an ARC, and ALL $15+ Patrons will receive a signed copy of the book, even if I have to buy, sign, and mail it to you myself.

If you have ideas or things you would like to see in the tiers, please let me know!!  I'm more than open to suggestions, and want to make this as fulfilling and rewarding an experience as having an actual following would be for me. I'm big into reciprocity.

☆☆Do you have an FAQ?☆☆
Not now, but as soon as I have one I'll post it here!

☆☆☆ THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME AND INTEREST!  IF YOU EVER HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO MESSAGE ME! ☆☆
Tiers
Devotee
$1 or more per month 9 patrons
☆ Keep Up with SDtT! ☆
  • access to a Patron-only feed of doodles, posts, and updates
  • monthly progress reports on draft, editing, or SDtT news
  • access to Patron-only SDtT chapters
  • Devotee role in SDtT Discord
Includes Discord rewards
Dormant Prince
$5 or more per month 9 patrons
☆ Get Involved with SDtT! ☆
  • everything in all previous tiers
  • short/side stories and essays on SDtT characters, themes, and events
  • doodle request (1/month)
  • access to Patron-only polls, affecting substantial decisions in the manuscript
  • access to writing streams
  • Dormant Prince role in SDtT Discord
Includes Discord rewards
Nascent Prince
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
☆ Keep Up with the Author! ☆
  • everything in all previous tiers
  • PDFs of my monthly notebooks (Highlights edition)
  • doodle or drabble request (1/month)
  • partial access to information on non-SDtT stories, characters, and projects
  • access to editing streams
  • access to Cut portions of the draft
  • Nascent Prince role in SDtT Discord
Includes Discord rewards
Realized Prince
$15 or more per month 6 patrons
☆ Get Involved with the Author! ☆
  • everything in all previous tiers
  • access to PDFs of my notebooks (Unabridged but slightly censored)
  • doodle AND drabble request (1/month, or 2 doodles)
  • full access to notebook pages/creation notes/PLOT documents for new story ideas
  • Realized Prince role in SDtT Discord
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
28 of 30 patrons
> All Patrons will receive a PDF of my latest notebook; Highlights Edition ($1-$5); Unabridged ($10+)

>Chapter V will be released for $5 Patrons
>Chapter IV will be released for $1 Patrons
>Chapter III will be made Public
6 of 7
Somewhere Deeper than Twilight is a YA fantasy series about the Darkness not being evil and the Light not being good--it follows the semi-divine son of the Light, his Dark friends, and complicated family as they attempt to survive the world together and stop bad people from doing bad things.  This Patreon exists primarily to encourage my efforts, especially against the nay-saying of loneliness and Depression.
Read the chapters here!

☆☆Who are you?☆☆
My name is Lauren--I'm a 20-something ace-spectrum writer currently living in Japan.  I've been working on SDtT for years, and finally need a little help.
I really like video games, stars, the night sky, Princes, anime, and fictional boys.

You can also find me at @crown_of_ink on Twitter (writing/books) or at @sdttbook (SDtT feed).

☆☆What are you working on?☆☆
SDtT (Somewhere Deeper than Twilight) is a series of Young/New Adult fantasy books about Light and Darkness being ambivalent, imaginary friends and chosen families, semi-divine Princes, and a lot of lovable idiots trying to survive while being their lovable idiot selves.

I also work occasionally on other ideas, almost all of which will be YA-ish and touched to at least some degree by fantasy.

I intend to have the latest draft of SDtT Book 1 finished and ready to be sent to editors, agents, and publishers in early 2018.

☆☆What is SDtT about?☆☆
In order to save the Darkness from a Light-adoring zealot, the Prince of Light must work with his friends in the Darkness' chosen army to protect both the Darkness and himself--for if the zealot should rip the Prince's soul from his body, the Darkness, and much more, would perish forever.  There is almost no romance or sexuality in the story, but the cast is almost entirely LGBT+.
Further details can be found here!
The Prologue can be read here!

☆☆Why are you setting up a Patreon?☆☆
Financial Support - Your generosity helps me to pay for notebooks, pens, and a metric ton of Starbucks.  I have recently hit a good streak, but usually I cannot work from home.  Also things like meals, internet, and rent.  I also like to support other Creators, and a large percentage of the financial support I receive is returned to supporting other Creators.

Emotional Support - I deal with Depression, and because I am both in Japan and a naturally unfriendly person, I exist in a small bubble that is me and my imaginary friends.  Being able to look at a list of Patrons and have concrete proof that people care--they're interested--they're willing to spend money--they're willing to spend their time on me--helps stabilize me and remind myself that maybe I do matter to someone after all.

☆☆What will I get for supporting?☆☆
$1 a month will get you access to 90% of the feed's content--a barrage of doodles, special roles in a dedicated Discord server (with even more doodles and inane writerly commentary), and access to basic information on SDtT and its progress.

$5 a month gives you access to inside looks on my writing process and the world of SDtT--character essays and writings, looks into my notes and the like.  As well, you'll be able to impact the story and development by answering polls to help me make difficult choices. You also get one free doodle request a month!

$10 and $15 tiers give access to even more material, the highest of which is PDFs of my SDtT-only notebooks, which I carry with me at all times and spend most of my scraps of freetime drawing or writing in.  Higher-tier Patrons also have more options for requests, and access to information on new and non-SDtT stories!!
As well, should I ever reach the actual final stages of real-world publishing, Patrons in these tiers have special bonuses: $10+ Patrons will be entered in a raffle for an ARC, and ALL $15+ Patrons will receive a signed copy of the book, even if I have to buy, sign, and mail it to you myself.

If you have ideas or things you would like to see in the tiers, please let me know!!  I'm more than open to suggestions, and want to make this as fulfilling and rewarding an experience as having an actual following would be for me. I'm big into reciprocity.

☆☆Do you have an FAQ?☆☆
Not now, but as soon as I have one I'll post it here!

☆☆☆ THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME AND INTEREST!  IF YOU EVER HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO MESSAGE ME! ☆☆

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Tiers
Devotee
$1 or more per month 9 patrons
☆ Keep Up with SDtT! ☆
  • access to a Patron-only feed of doodles, posts, and updates
  • monthly progress reports on draft, editing, or SDtT news
  • access to Patron-only SDtT chapters
  • Devotee role in SDtT Discord
Includes Discord rewards
Dormant Prince
$5 or more per month 9 patrons
☆ Get Involved with SDtT! ☆
  • everything in all previous tiers
  • short/side stories and essays on SDtT characters, themes, and events
  • doodle request (1/month)
  • access to Patron-only polls, affecting substantial decisions in the manuscript
  • access to writing streams
  • Dormant Prince role in SDtT Discord
Includes Discord rewards
Nascent Prince
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
☆ Keep Up with the Author! ☆
  • everything in all previous tiers
  • PDFs of my monthly notebooks (Highlights edition)
  • doodle or drabble request (1/month)
  • partial access to information on non-SDtT stories, characters, and projects
  • access to editing streams
  • access to Cut portions of the draft
  • Nascent Prince role in SDtT Discord
Includes Discord rewards
Realized Prince
$15 or more per month 6 patrons
☆ Get Involved with the Author! ☆
  • everything in all previous tiers
  • access to PDFs of my notebooks (Unabridged but slightly censored)
  • doodle AND drabble request (1/month, or 2 doodles)
  • full access to notebook pages/creation notes/PLOT documents for new story ideas
  • Realized Prince role in SDtT Discord
Includes Discord rewards