Erica Speegle is creating a habit through weekly writing practice!
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patrons

$155
per month



Almost two years ago, I built a Patreon to build a writing practice, and it worked. I wrote, edited and published a novel in six months because I was held accountable by people who invested their time (and money) into reading what I had to say. It wasn't ever about the dollar amount that people gave me, but that people had decided it was worth actual money to read what I made up. If I didn't put the words out, these people would probably be pretty disappointed. This was enough motivation for me to do the thing.

After my novel was finished, though, I froze and fell off the bandwagon hard. I'd suddenly raised the expectations too high, that instead of just putting out 1,200 words a few times a week, I was trying to sit down and write a second novel all in one go. Basically, I let all of my old life-long bad brain habits get in the way of the success I'd found using Patreon as a tool.

But the number one thing I want to be in life is a great writer, and I can't do that if I'm not writing. If this platform works for getting me to put words on the page, to break down my inhibitions and just Do The Thing, then by golly I should do it even if it means owning my embarrassing year-long avoidance of the work. Here we go, Readers!



By signing up for this Patreon, you will become my accountability partner. You will hold me to a standard of publishing 1,200 words twice a week, Wednesday and Friday. In exchange for your minimum pledge of $1.00 a month, I will give you approximately 12,000 words in a month. That's a short story every three months, or a novel every six months. I promise to keep up this practice for at least a year. By next January, I will have written 124,800 words. This is my commitment. 

I'm sure I will have off weeks when my writing is garbage. I'm sure that sometimes I will only get my words submitted at 11:59 PM on Wednesday. However, I am taking away my permission to let this slide. I am going to write.

Words to Date
Year Goal: 2755 / 124800

Patreon Tiers
$ 1: You get to see everything I post.
$ 1+: You get to see everything I post.

This is not about the money. This is an accountability practice. I will not stop you from pledging as much money as you want and I will absolutely be thankful for whatever you pledge, but I will feel the most gratitude for you showing up and reading my work twice a week. 


Rhiannon's Story: Book One
available on Amazon
Tiers
Accountability Readers
$1 or more per month 6 patrons

Who's gonna read some words? YOU'RE gonna read some words! Twice a week you'll get 1,200 words written by me and by golly, you're gonna make sure that I stick to my promise. Thanks for having my back, Readers! Let's do this thing!

Extra Supportive Readers
$5 or more per month 3 patrons

Reader, clearly you're super serious about this. You'll get 1,200 words every week and you want to make it clear that I better get them done on time. Thanks for doubling-down on the accountability pledge! I'm in it with you.

Super Fan Readers
$10 or more per month 14 patrons

You are the ones cheering and clapping when my posts go through before midnight. You want a t-shirt with "WRITE ERICA" printed on it in magenta or neon yellow or some other really powerful color. You are the Super Fans. You are the ones who are making sure a lapse in writing TOTALLY WON'T HAPPEN because I could never break your hearts like that. Thanks for the extra pressure. I won't let you down.

Goals
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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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Almost two years ago, I built a Patreon to build a writing practice, and it worked. I wrote, edited and published a novel in six months because I was held accountable by people who invested their time (and money) into reading what I had to say. It wasn't ever about the dollar amount that people gave me, but that people had decided it was worth actual money to read what I made up. If I didn't put the words out, these people would probably be pretty disappointed. This was enough motivation for me to do the thing.

After my novel was finished, though, I froze and fell off the bandwagon hard. I'd suddenly raised the expectations too high, that instead of just putting out 1,200 words a few times a week, I was trying to sit down and write a second novel all in one go. Basically, I let all of my old life-long bad brain habits get in the way of the success I'd found using Patreon as a tool.

But the number one thing I want to be in life is a great writer, and I can't do that if I'm not writing. If this platform works for getting me to put words on the page, to break down my inhibitions and just Do The Thing, then by golly I should do it even if it means owning my embarrassing year-long avoidance of the work. Here we go, Readers!



By signing up for this Patreon, you will become my accountability partner. You will hold me to a standard of publishing 1,200 words twice a week, Wednesday and Friday. In exchange for your minimum pledge of $1.00 a month, I will give you approximately 12,000 words in a month. That's a short story every three months, or a novel every six months. I promise to keep up this practice for at least a year. By next January, I will have written 124,800 words. This is my commitment. 

I'm sure I will have off weeks when my writing is garbage. I'm sure that sometimes I will only get my words submitted at 11:59 PM on Wednesday. However, I am taking away my permission to let this slide. I am going to write.

Words to Date
Year Goal: 2755 / 124800

Patreon Tiers
$ 1: You get to see everything I post.
$ 1+: You get to see everything I post.

This is not about the money. This is an accountability practice. I will not stop you from pledging as much money as you want and I will absolutely be thankful for whatever you pledge, but I will feel the most gratitude for you showing up and reading my work twice a week. 


Rhiannon's Story: Book One
available on Amazon

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Tiers
Accountability Readers
$1 or more per month 6 patrons

Who's gonna read some words? YOU'RE gonna read some words! Twice a week you'll get 1,200 words written by me and by golly, you're gonna make sure that I stick to my promise. Thanks for having my back, Readers! Let's do this thing!

Extra Supportive Readers
$5 or more per month 3 patrons

Reader, clearly you're super serious about this. You'll get 1,200 words every week and you want to make it clear that I better get them done on time. Thanks for doubling-down on the accountability pledge! I'm in it with you.

Super Fan Readers
$10 or more per month 14 patrons

You are the ones cheering and clapping when my posts go through before midnight. You want a t-shirt with "WRITE ERICA" printed on it in magenta or neon yellow or some other really powerful color. You are the Super Fans. You are the ones who are making sure a lapse in writing TOTALLY WON'T HAPPEN because I could never break your hearts like that. Thanks for the extra pressure. I won't let you down.