Erica Speegle is creating a novel series in weekly installments.
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I have often thought of ideas as cats. Maybe this is because I'm a cat person and I firmly believe that all cats are amazing as long as you set your expectations in the right place, but if you're one of those "Cats are evil!" people, then yes, that  can apply as well. All artists will affirm that creative ideas can seem very evil at times. My first novel, Rhiannon and the Otherworld, was written first word to last in six months. I think that it was wandering around me before that, but it felt different. Frankly, the idea for Rhiannon and The Otherworld showed up in bits and pieces of other ideas over the course of my entire life. Who knows where it all started? There were probably stains of Rhiannon and Gilly Martin woven into the games I played as a third grader at recess. People have asked me specifically about story projects that I worked on five or six years ago and yes, those characters live and breathe in characters from Rhiannon's story.

But the story itself, the spirit of the words as a whole thing, acted very much like a cat. It was there when it wanted to be and when it didn't feel like it, it wasn't. Fortunately the idea and I were able to come to an arrangement. As long as I promised not to actively think about it at all any other time during the week, it was willing to show up for me on three mornings out of seven so that I could write. We developed quite a lovely relationship, that cat and I, but when the book ended it wandered off. So it is with cats, sometimes. The final product isn't perfect but it's an adventure and I like reading it so maybe you will too.

This is the cover. Clicking it will link you to the Amazon page where you can order a physical copy of it and read the Prologue of the book.

Now, the next book in the series has wandered in. Right now it is a needy, starving wild thing, demanding food and pets and love right this very second or it will continue wailing mercilessly in my brain until I lose it. The best part is that I'm just as excited and demanding and it all seems to be going alright! I love writing stories because I get to find out what happens next. Rhiannon and The Last Druid will be the second book in a three part series, written in (approximately?) 1,200 word installments and published here first for Patrons. Cool, huh? 

So subscribe and read along!

$1 Patrons: When I finish a chapter, I will make it available to you.
$5 Patrons: As I write, each installment will be available.
$10 Patrons: Every once in a while I'll do something weird and extra.

Any and all monthly donations will be received with all the love. Also, please! Tell me what you think! And if I go without posting in a week, call me out on it. Send me a message and inform me with whatever words you find appropriate that you would like me to tell you what happens next already. Trust me, it helps the process to know you guys are connected to the work.


Tiers
Chapter Readers
$1 or more per 1,200 words 5 patrons
Completed chapters available when they're written
Weekly Readers
$5 or more per 1,200 words 3 patrons
Every 1,200(-ish?) words posted at least once a week, often more frequently.
Superfan Readers
$10 or more per 1,200 words 14 patrons
Everything I write plus extra bonus things! And my unyielding gratitude and eventually an audiobook.
Goals
25 of 30 patrons
Interactive Storytelling Performance Number Three! Available to all patrons of any level, I will live stream myself making up a brand new story where you will have the power to influence what the story is about. Your comments will be incorporated, no matter how zany they are! Let's see if we can make it!
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I have often thought of ideas as cats. Maybe this is because I'm a cat person and I firmly believe that all cats are amazing as long as you set your expectations in the right place, but if you're one of those "Cats are evil!" people, then yes, that  can apply as well. All artists will affirm that creative ideas can seem very evil at times. My first novel, Rhiannon and the Otherworld, was written first word to last in six months. I think that it was wandering around me before that, but it felt different. Frankly, the idea for Rhiannon and The Otherworld showed up in bits and pieces of other ideas over the course of my entire life. Who knows where it all started? There were probably stains of Rhiannon and Gilly Martin woven into the games I played as a third grader at recess. People have asked me specifically about story projects that I worked on five or six years ago and yes, those characters live and breathe in characters from Rhiannon's story.

But the story itself, the spirit of the words as a whole thing, acted very much like a cat. It was there when it wanted to be and when it didn't feel like it, it wasn't. Fortunately the idea and I were able to come to an arrangement. As long as I promised not to actively think about it at all any other time during the week, it was willing to show up for me on three mornings out of seven so that I could write. We developed quite a lovely relationship, that cat and I, but when the book ended it wandered off. So it is with cats, sometimes. The final product isn't perfect but it's an adventure and I like reading it so maybe you will too.

This is the cover. Clicking it will link you to the Amazon page where you can order a physical copy of it and read the Prologue of the book.

Now, the next book in the series has wandered in. Right now it is a needy, starving wild thing, demanding food and pets and love right this very second or it will continue wailing mercilessly in my brain until I lose it. The best part is that I'm just as excited and demanding and it all seems to be going alright! I love writing stories because I get to find out what happens next. Rhiannon and The Last Druid will be the second book in a three part series, written in (approximately?) 1,200 word installments and published here first for Patrons. Cool, huh? 

So subscribe and read along!

$1 Patrons: When I finish a chapter, I will make it available to you.
$5 Patrons: As I write, each installment will be available.
$10 Patrons: Every once in a while I'll do something weird and extra.

Any and all monthly donations will be received with all the love. Also, please! Tell me what you think! And if I go without posting in a week, call me out on it. Send me a message and inform me with whatever words you find appropriate that you would like me to tell you what happens next already. Trust me, it helps the process to know you guys are connected to the work.


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Tiers
Chapter Readers
$1 or more per 1,200 words 5 patrons
Completed chapters available when they're written
Weekly Readers
$5 or more per 1,200 words 3 patrons
Every 1,200(-ish?) words posted at least once a week, often more frequently.
Superfan Readers
$10 or more per 1,200 words 14 patrons
Everything I write plus extra bonus things! And my unyielding gratitude and eventually an audiobook.