John Holowach

is creating The Pilgrimage

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  • Access to The Compendium of All Things Known, an encyclopædia of unique facets from the world of The Pilgrimage, updated frequently
  • Spotify playlists crafted for each chapter to further immerse you as you read
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About John Holowach

If you’re here, you’ve already started walking the path of The Pilgrimage — a serialized fantasy novel about a young man dedicated to surviving a brutal journey through a lush but hostile Valley which is intertwined by the poisonous roots of a gargantuan tree that lives at its center, all so he can find his way in the world.

And if you’re here after reading that, maybe you can help me on my own journey. I am attempting to navigate the world of being a professional writer, and have opted to cut out the middleman of publishers, agencies, advertisers, and all the in-between (for now, at least) to make a living exclusively through my readers.

Being able to have this be my full-time work will allow me to focus my creative and personal efforts entirely on seeing this novel through to completion, and bringing all kinds of additional content to patrons for their support as I do.

Anyone who’s decided to give their money to me so I can spend my days spinning words into stories has my gratitude and deserves the effort of rewarding their investment in me as an artist.

To this end, I make the following pledges:

  1. I will only post content that I feel has been given my best effort, you deserve nothing less.
    I will always be honest with my readers.
  2. I know where this story is going, and have a path towards its conclusion.
  3. I do not promise a word count per chapter, per month, or per story, because storytelling is not an assembly line, and I’m not a machine. But I promise each chapter will be as long as it needs to be.
I do not promise how long it will take to finish, but I do promise that it will be finished (barring me getting hit by a bus, train, or other homicidal vehicle). I will maintain my momentum at posting a chapter every two weeks, as well as adding to the world through peripheral content as described in the tiers. But I will always remember to think of you, kind readers (and especially kind patrons), to help push me forward to continue telling this story and others like it.

I thank you again for your consideration, and for everything that you do to make artists flourish in this world.

Artwork by Augustinas Raginskis

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