Virginia McClain is creating novels, short stories, serial fiction, blogs, and YouTube videos
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patrons

$23
per month
Still unclear on what Patreon is? Check out this short video:


*Note that this video explains the "per creation" method of charging whereas Virginia's Patreon goes by the monthly method. So, no matter how many chapters of Victoria Marmot are posted each month, you only get charged a single monthly fee. 

Read the first three chapters of Victoria Marmot HERE!


So, Virginia, why are YOU using Patreon?

Being an independent author is my dream job, but it's also pretty demanding. It's my full time job now, but it doesn't exactly pay full time. Between writing and revising  full length novels and short stories, and keeping up with blogging, marketing and promotions, and a youtube series meant to inform and help fellow indies, it's easy to work 40 to 80 hours a week... but most of that work goes unpaid.

For the first 10 years out of college I taught languages full time while writing on the side, but in 2014 I switched to writing full time as that has always been my passion and I was becoming less and less satisfied with teaching as a career. I've been doing formatting and graphic design work on the side to help pay the bills, but that work is sporadic and can't be counted on. So, I'm now working on figuring out how to make my passion actually support me. Book sales help, and I am working on making those even more effective, but they don't yet create a substantial enough income to keep the lights on at home.

In terms of content I produce... I post once a week onto to two different blogs, create youtube videos sporadically, write short stories whenever inspired to do so and am constantly working on at least one full length novel. I am currently working on revisions for a novel that I plan to release in late August.

I am also working on my YA Urban Fantasy parody, Victoria Marmot *Average Teenage Girl



That parody, which is intentionally silly and is some of the most fun I've ever had writing a story, is going to be a big part of this Patreon (though I should warn you, the main character curses a lot, so if that's likely to offend you, I don't recommend following the series).

Here's the deal: your contribution to this Patreon is directly supporting me in ALL of my writing. It's letting me pay my college loans, pay for food, pay for internet, and keep a functioning laptop with all of the software I need to write. And, as such, I will share lots of behind the scenes stuff here in regards to all of my writing, as it comes up. So, if you're interested in the ins and outs of my creative process, you've definitely come to the right place. However, the real bonus material that I'm guaranteeing on a monthly basis, is at least one chapter from Victoria Marmot *Average Teenage Girl every month (and sometimes two chapters a month). 

It's going to be exclusive to Patreon patrons after the first three chapters (which I will be using as teasers to entice new Patreon subscribers). The only way to read the web serial beyond the first three chapters is going to require supporting the Patreon. And, you may not be surprised to find out that this is just the first book in a parody series... 

Once the first book has run its course as a web serial, I do plan to publish it on amazon. But then I'll start the second book here, and no one else will be able to read that until its run its course here, and then I'll start the third book here and... You see where this is going right?

So, to have exclusive access and read it as it comes out you have to be a patron here on Patreon. If you want to wait months and months to continue the story you can wait for me to release it on amazon, but that's going to take a while and you'll miss out of being a part of the web serial process. This is a parody after all, so since it's going to be silly anyway there are going to be fun ways for patrons to participate in the story.

Want to learn more? Check out the reward levels and  the first three chapters!  

Or check out the Chapter Index here

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
2 patrons
Awesome sauce! You have full access to the Victoria Marmot web serial, and your name will be added to the list of patrons in the back of the book when it comes time to put it in print.
Pledge $3 or more per month
1 patron
Awesome sauce! You have full access to the Victoria Marmot web serial, and your name will be added to the list of patrons in the back of the book when it comes time to put it in print, AND you will get a personalized thank you e-mail from Virginia.
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
Awesome sauce! You have full access to the Victoria Marmot web serial, and your name will be added to the list of patrons in the back of the book when it comes time to put it in print, AND you will get a personalized thank you e-mail from Virginia AND you will get a free ebook copy of the book when the Book 1 web serial wraps up and Virginia publishes it.
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
Awesome sauce! You have full access to the Victoria Marmot web serial, and your name will be added to the list of patrons in the back of the book when it comes time to put it in print, AND you will get a personalized thank you e-mail from Virginia AND you will get a free ebook copy of the book when the Book 1 web serial wraps up and Virginia publishes it AND you will get a free print copy of the book as well.
Pledge $20 or more per month
1 patron
Awesome sauce! You have full access to the Victoria Marmot web serial, and your name will be added to the list of patrons in the back of the book when it comes time to put it in print, AND you will get a personalized thank you e-mail from Virginia AND you will get a free ebook copy of the book when the Book 1 web serial wraps up and Virginia publishes it AND you will get a free SIGNED print copy of the book as well.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 20 patrons
Awesome sauce! You have full access to the Victoria Marmot web serial, and your name will be added to the list of patrons in the back of the book when it comes time to put it in print, AND you will get a HANDWRITTEN personalized thank you letter from Virginia AND you will get a free ebook copy of the book when the Book 1 web serial wraps up and Virginia publishes it AND you will get a free SIGNED print copy of the book as well, AND there will at some point in the future be an exclusive online gathering of $50 patrons that you will be invited to attend.
Goals
$23 of $150 per month
When we hit the $150 per month mark, all the patrons will get to weigh in on what an upcoming plot twist should be! I'll collect ideas from comments, and throw out a few ideas myself, and then patrons will get to vote on the listed ideas and I will twist the plot of the next unwritten chapter accordingly!
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Still unclear on what Patreon is? Check out this short video:


*Note that this video explains the "per creation" method of charging whereas Virginia's Patreon goes by the monthly method. So, no matter how many chapters of Victoria Marmot are posted each month, you only get charged a single monthly fee. 

Read the first three chapters of Victoria Marmot HERE!


So, Virginia, why are YOU using Patreon?

Being an independent author is my dream job, but it's also pretty demanding. It's my full time job now, but it doesn't exactly pay full time. Between writing and revising  full length novels and short stories, and keeping up with blogging, marketing and promotions, and a youtube series meant to inform and help fellow indies, it's easy to work 40 to 80 hours a week... but most of that work goes unpaid.

For the first 10 years out of college I taught languages full time while writing on the side, but in 2014 I switched to writing full time as that has always been my passion and I was becoming less and less satisfied with teaching as a career. I've been doing formatting and graphic design work on the side to help pay the bills, but that work is sporadic and can't be counted on. So, I'm now working on figuring out how to make my passion actually support me. Book sales help, and I am working on making those even more effective, but they don't yet create a substantial enough income to keep the lights on at home.

In terms of content I produce... I post once a week onto to two different blogs, create youtube videos sporadically, write short stories whenever inspired to do so and am constantly working on at least one full length novel. I am currently working on revisions for a novel that I plan to release in late August.

I am also working on my YA Urban Fantasy parody, Victoria Marmot *Average Teenage Girl



That parody, which is intentionally silly and is some of the most fun I've ever had writing a story, is going to be a big part of this Patreon (though I should warn you, the main character curses a lot, so if that's likely to offend you, I don't recommend following the series).

Here's the deal: your contribution to this Patreon is directly supporting me in ALL of my writing. It's letting me pay my college loans, pay for food, pay for internet, and keep a functioning laptop with all of the software I need to write. And, as such, I will share lots of behind the scenes stuff here in regards to all of my writing, as it comes up. So, if you're interested in the ins and outs of my creative process, you've definitely come to the right place. However, the real bonus material that I'm guaranteeing on a monthly basis, is at least one chapter from Victoria Marmot *Average Teenage Girl every month (and sometimes two chapters a month). 

It's going to be exclusive to Patreon patrons after the first three chapters (which I will be using as teasers to entice new Patreon subscribers). The only way to read the web serial beyond the first three chapters is going to require supporting the Patreon. And, you may not be surprised to find out that this is just the first book in a parody series... 

Once the first book has run its course as a web serial, I do plan to publish it on amazon. But then I'll start the second book here, and no one else will be able to read that until its run its course here, and then I'll start the third book here and... You see where this is going right?

So, to have exclusive access and read it as it comes out you have to be a patron here on Patreon. If you want to wait months and months to continue the story you can wait for me to release it on amazon, but that's going to take a while and you'll miss out of being a part of the web serial process. This is a parody after all, so since it's going to be silly anyway there are going to be fun ways for patrons to participate in the story.

Want to learn more? Check out the reward levels and  the first three chapters!  

Or check out the Chapter Index here

Recent posts by Virginia McClain

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
2 patrons
Awesome sauce! You have full access to the Victoria Marmot web serial, and your name will be added to the list of patrons in the back of the book when it comes time to put it in print.
Pledge $3 or more per month
1 patron
Awesome sauce! You have full access to the Victoria Marmot web serial, and your name will be added to the list of patrons in the back of the book when it comes time to put it in print, AND you will get a personalized thank you e-mail from Virginia.
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
Awesome sauce! You have full access to the Victoria Marmot web serial, and your name will be added to the list of patrons in the back of the book when it comes time to put it in print, AND you will get a personalized thank you e-mail from Virginia AND you will get a free ebook copy of the book when the Book 1 web serial wraps up and Virginia publishes it.
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
Awesome sauce! You have full access to the Victoria Marmot web serial, and your name will be added to the list of patrons in the back of the book when it comes time to put it in print, AND you will get a personalized thank you e-mail from Virginia AND you will get a free ebook copy of the book when the Book 1 web serial wraps up and Virginia publishes it AND you will get a free print copy of the book as well.
Pledge $20 or more per month
1 patron
Awesome sauce! You have full access to the Victoria Marmot web serial, and your name will be added to the list of patrons in the back of the book when it comes time to put it in print, AND you will get a personalized thank you e-mail from Virginia AND you will get a free ebook copy of the book when the Book 1 web serial wraps up and Virginia publishes it AND you will get a free SIGNED print copy of the book as well.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 20 patrons
Awesome sauce! You have full access to the Victoria Marmot web serial, and your name will be added to the list of patrons in the back of the book when it comes time to put it in print, AND you will get a HANDWRITTEN personalized thank you letter from Virginia AND you will get a free ebook copy of the book when the Book 1 web serial wraps up and Virginia publishes it AND you will get a free SIGNED print copy of the book as well, AND there will at some point in the future be an exclusive online gathering of $50 patrons that you will be invited to attend.