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UPDATE 5/2/17

Hello Patrons and other interested human life forms.

Greetings from my little corner of the internet.

I wanted to post an updated and less TL:DR version of why I'm here and what I'm doing.

Ready?

Let's go.
Who I am:
I am Shannon. I'm a genderqueer, weirdo writer from Seattle. I turned 40 this year. I have a dayjob and a partner. My family is tiny (it is just the two of us) and I am the breadwinner because my partner is disabled and disability money is not the business.

What I am doing here:

First, y'all should know that I am terrible at being a freelance writer and that is a large part of why I started a Patreon page. The funds I raise on Patreon, are close to (in the 50-150$ range)what I could make doing 1 or so pieces of freelance work a month.

Doing freelancing in a way that would be profitable for me, is just not in my wheelhouse because I write slow.

So here we are. I am here on Patreon giving you the reader an up close and intimate look at my first urban fantasy novel(la) in progress. This is a naked, unedited you are sitting on my shoulder while I work look at me trying something that has been on my creative bucket list for years.

Why am I showing people first draft work?
I am doing things this way because when I was a baby potato writer, I needed to see this. Not only did I need Magical Black and Brown people to read about, I needed to see the process of creating their world. Representation is something that is deeply important to me as both a creator and a lover of art and literature. I am about that life.

Also, I don't believe that writers have to hide away the stuff that sucks. I'm not ashamed of my process or of my growth. I don't want to emerge fully edited and shiny and perfect because that is not who I am.

What I am giving Patrons:
Every month between the 5th and the 8th I deliver to my patrons a full PDF of the Daiyuverse as we call it round these here parts. The update includes a loveletter of some sort. Most often the letter has to do with the process, sometimes I talk about things I find problematic in my own work and how I deal with it. When I say you get a real raw look at the whole thing, you really are.

Sometimes I post stories that take place in the Daiyuverse but aren't in this iteration or timeline.
I also offer other goodies on occasion. A peek at the spreadsheet where I'm keeping track of my characters, their magic and relationships.
I'm also working up to do some author chats.
You will get for a dollar or more, at least 3 thousand new words in the Daiyuverse, a letter from me to you about the verse.

How does the future look?
Y'ALL...I don't know. Maybe when the current arc of the verse is getting close to an end point, I'll wrap it up and start a new one. I have this wackadoodle idea to release it as an ongoing novella series. Maybe even, a whole Daiyuverse of stories, writing prompts or classes who knows!

The financial breakdown I will post probably next month while I rebudget.

So there you go.
Thank you for your support. I will say that those who are patrons, whether it is 1 dollar or five, you are making a real actual difference in the quality of my lived life. If you ever wonder about how to use your resources to make a real difference, this is it right here.

As always, I appreciate your time and thanks for visiting.

Goals
100% complete
This amount a month raised would pay for everything and give me $28.60 to put away and whatnot.
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UPDATE 5/2/17

Hello Patrons and other interested human life forms.

Greetings from my little corner of the internet.

I wanted to post an updated and less TL:DR version of why I'm here and what I'm doing.

Ready?

Let's go.
Who I am:
I am Shannon. I'm a genderqueer, weirdo writer from Seattle. I turned 40 this year. I have a dayjob and a partner. My family is tiny (it is just the two of us) and I am the breadwinner because my partner is disabled and disability money is not the business.

What I am doing here:

First, y'all should know that I am terrible at being a freelance writer and that is a large part of why I started a Patreon page. The funds I raise on Patreon, are close to (in the 50-150$ range)what I could make doing 1 or so pieces of freelance work a month.

Doing freelancing in a way that would be profitable for me, is just not in my wheelhouse because I write slow.

So here we are. I am here on Patreon giving you the reader an up close and intimate look at my first urban fantasy novel(la) in progress. This is a naked, unedited you are sitting on my shoulder while I work look at me trying something that has been on my creative bucket list for years.

Why am I showing people first draft work?
I am doing things this way because when I was a baby potato writer, I needed to see this. Not only did I need Magical Black and Brown people to read about, I needed to see the process of creating their world. Representation is something that is deeply important to me as both a creator and a lover of art and literature. I am about that life.

Also, I don't believe that writers have to hide away the stuff that sucks. I'm not ashamed of my process or of my growth. I don't want to emerge fully edited and shiny and perfect because that is not who I am.

What I am giving Patrons:
Every month between the 5th and the 8th I deliver to my patrons a full PDF of the Daiyuverse as we call it round these here parts. The update includes a loveletter of some sort. Most often the letter has to do with the process, sometimes I talk about things I find problematic in my own work and how I deal with it. When I say you get a real raw look at the whole thing, you really are.

Sometimes I post stories that take place in the Daiyuverse but aren't in this iteration or timeline.
I also offer other goodies on occasion. A peek at the spreadsheet where I'm keeping track of my characters, their magic and relationships.
I'm also working up to do some author chats.
You will get for a dollar or more, at least 3 thousand new words in the Daiyuverse, a letter from me to you about the verse.

How does the future look?
Y'ALL...I don't know. Maybe when the current arc of the verse is getting close to an end point, I'll wrap it up and start a new one. I have this wackadoodle idea to release it as an ongoing novella series. Maybe even, a whole Daiyuverse of stories, writing prompts or classes who knows!

The financial breakdown I will post probably next month while I rebudget.

So there you go.
Thank you for your support. I will say that those who are patrons, whether it is 1 dollar or five, you are making a real actual difference in the quality of my lived life. If you ever wonder about how to use your resources to make a real difference, this is it right here.

As always, I appreciate your time and thanks for visiting.

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