Sue is creating a podcast & parenting blog
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patrons

$14
per Blog Post
My children turned me into the writer I always wanted to be.

When I was childless, I was pretty damn lazy. That first kid, a daughter, lit a fire under me. I had to show my girl how to live your dreams.

So I started a mommy blog. Eight years later, I have a second daughter (still an infant), my own freelance writing business with a small stable of clients, a completed kids' novel, and a second book underway.

Hot damn!

But it turns out, I have very little energy leftover after the paying the bills with words to stay in touch with my mommy blogging roots. Which sucks, because I think my blog has been the place I've done some of my best work.

I've sold parenting pieces to big sites (Scary Mommy, Mamalode, etc) but I have a few problems with doing that. Most of them want your copyrights. And most of them want pieces that have a very specific tone. 

And I have a specific tone of my own. I'm not loving selling pieces of my innermost mind told in a tone that's not entirely mine. And for a pittance.

So I'm trying an experiment based on the principle that money creates a deeper engagement.

As a professional writer, I bust my ass to please my clients.

As a reader, I engage more deeply with content I've paid to read. I'm not saying that’s right or wrong, it just is.

Things with dollars attached tend to get more care and attention from makers and consumers.

So I'm putting aside my midwestern humility and asking you this question:

If something I've written at Mommy's Pen or a podcast I've made has spoken to you, would you be willing to pay a buck or two to help me make more?

 I'll work hard to post something worth reading and listening to.

I'm hoping you'll throw in a buck. But even if you don't support me, I’m hoping you’ll look through http://Patreon.com and find an artist whose work makes you shout, “Yes!” and support them instead.

Patreon is a fantastic tool helping artists make the art we so desperately need. And you get to play the role of patron of the arts! Go ahead, dress up like Lorenzo de' Medici if you want. I won't tell.

My humble thanks for your consideration.

Sue

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Blog Post
0 patrons
  • Access to my patron only stream, where I'll like do embarrassing things like sing you a song or -- god forbid -- write a poem.
Pledge $2 or more per Blog Post
0 patrons
  • Access to my patron only stream, where I'll like do embarrassing things like sing you a song or -- god forbid -- write a poem.
  • Ebook of stories I wrote about the various dead animals in my life, to be e-published in early 2016.
Pledge $3 or more per Blog Post
1 patron
  • Access to my patron only stream, where I'll like do embarrassing things like sing you a song or -- god forbid -- write a poem.
  • Ebook of stories I wrote about the various dead animals in my life, to be e-published in early 2016.
  • Option to be a beta reader of my second novel for kids during my collaborative editing process.
Pledge $4 or more per Blog Post
3 of 20 patrons
  • Access to my patron only stream, where I'll like do embarrassing things like sing you a song or -- god forbid -- write a poem.
  • Ebook of stories I wrote about the various dead animals in my life, to be e-published in early 2016.
  • Option to be a beta reader of my second novel for kids during my collaborative editing process.
  • Free copy of my first novel Martha and the Boys when it is finally, gloriously published.
**Please don't pledge more than this, or I'll get "the big head" as my husband's grandma used to say.
My children turned me into the writer I always wanted to be.

When I was childless, I was pretty damn lazy. That first kid, a daughter, lit a fire under me. I had to show my girl how to live your dreams.

So I started a mommy blog. Eight years later, I have a second daughter (still an infant), my own freelance writing business with a small stable of clients, a completed kids' novel, and a second book underway.

Hot damn!

But it turns out, I have very little energy leftover after the paying the bills with words to stay in touch with my mommy blogging roots. Which sucks, because I think my blog has been the place I've done some of my best work.

I've sold parenting pieces to big sites (Scary Mommy, Mamalode, etc) but I have a few problems with doing that. Most of them want your copyrights. And most of them want pieces that have a very specific tone. 

And I have a specific tone of my own. I'm not loving selling pieces of my innermost mind told in a tone that's not entirely mine. And for a pittance.

So I'm trying an experiment based on the principle that money creates a deeper engagement.

As a professional writer, I bust my ass to please my clients.

As a reader, I engage more deeply with content I've paid to read. I'm not saying that’s right or wrong, it just is.

Things with dollars attached tend to get more care and attention from makers and consumers.

So I'm putting aside my midwestern humility and asking you this question:

If something I've written at Mommy's Pen or a podcast I've made has spoken to you, would you be willing to pay a buck or two to help me make more?

 I'll work hard to post something worth reading and listening to.

I'm hoping you'll throw in a buck. But even if you don't support me, I’m hoping you’ll look through http://Patreon.com and find an artist whose work makes you shout, “Yes!” and support them instead.

Patreon is a fantastic tool helping artists make the art we so desperately need. And you get to play the role of patron of the arts! Go ahead, dress up like Lorenzo de' Medici if you want. I won't tell.

My humble thanks for your consideration.

Sue

Recent posts by Sue

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Blog Post
0 patrons
  • Access to my patron only stream, where I'll like do embarrassing things like sing you a song or -- god forbid -- write a poem.
Pledge $2 or more per Blog Post
0 patrons
  • Access to my patron only stream, where I'll like do embarrassing things like sing you a song or -- god forbid -- write a poem.
  • Ebook of stories I wrote about the various dead animals in my life, to be e-published in early 2016.
Pledge $3 or more per Blog Post
1 patron
  • Access to my patron only stream, where I'll like do embarrassing things like sing you a song or -- god forbid -- write a poem.
  • Ebook of stories I wrote about the various dead animals in my life, to be e-published in early 2016.
  • Option to be a beta reader of my second novel for kids during my collaborative editing process.
Pledge $4 or more per Blog Post
3 of 20 patrons
  • Access to my patron only stream, where I'll like do embarrassing things like sing you a song or -- god forbid -- write a poem.
  • Ebook of stories I wrote about the various dead animals in my life, to be e-published in early 2016.
  • Option to be a beta reader of my second novel for kids during my collaborative editing process.
  • Free copy of my first novel Martha and the Boys when it is finally, gloriously published.
**Please don't pledge more than this, or I'll get "the big head" as my husband's grandma used to say.