Twitter, FaceBook, Blog, ChapterBuzz… I am constantly engaging in some way or another. Add school, reading, guest blogs, and trying to finish my second novel. I feel like you all deserve better from me.
This is my job. It is the profession that I chose and I would not change it for the world, but I also want to give you QUALITY vs quantity.
So, I decided this month to start my Patreon page. This way, I can give more focus to my main projects and give exclusive looks behind the scenes of making a major novel. It is kind of like Netflix, but for writing. Like a documentary of my career as it actually unfolds. (CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!!!)
How does it work:
It’s a subscription. Like a magazine online, written by me. And YOU pick your price! At each Tier of support, you unlock bigger rewards!
- $1 Level: You get a weekly newsletter AND You get your name in the acknowledgements of MY BOOK!
- $5 Level: You get the same as above BUT you also get a good ole fashioned Thank You card from me in the mail. <3
- $10 Level: All the things in the first two levels but you also get A backstage pass for Works in Progress. These first looks might include story snippets, playlists, character interviews, scenes written from alternate POVs, prologues, epilogues, character notes, etc.
- $20 Level: EVERYTHING above AND a free digital download copy of my novel when it is released in December!!
- $30 Level: EVERYTHING above AND a personally signed copy of my latest book when it is available in December, straight from my house to yours.
There are also BIG prizes for everyone when I reach monthly goals!
- $100 Goal: When we reach a monthly goal of $100, I will release a brand new short fiction story to Patrons in ALL tiers! This is a short story that runs alongside Apparent Power.
- $500 Goal: When we reach a monthly goal of $500, I will host a forum where my readers inspire the story! All levels of contribution can weigh in on the theme, genre, setting and much more. Levels 3+ will have characters named after them!
- $1,000 Goal: When we reach a monthly goal of $1,000, I will host live Q and A for all Levels. This will also include an exclusive look at scenes cut from the final draft of Apparent Power.
I also offer services on this platform. For my fellow writers, you can commission me to critique a query letter and synopsis in preparation for the ever-daunting search for representation. I have done this for free in the past; however, until I can figure out how to add an extra hour to my day, I have limited this to only 2 people a month.
For my nonwriter friends, you can commission your own short story. You have creative control and I do all the work! Do you have a family story you’d like immortalized? Want to pass on a legacy to future generations? Or maybe you’d like a story starring your children. I can’t think of a better present for those you love. With the care that goes into the art of writing, I have limited this to only 1 a month.
As we get closer to the launch of APPARENT POWER (I’m excited. You’re excited… but it’s still 7+ months away), there are costs that come up in the ways of marketing. Marketing materials and a nice stock of books for the HUGE launch party in December, all have upfront costs.
Through Patreon, I can continue producing quality material in a smaller far more intimate platform. I feel, as a writer and an artist in that regard, it gives me a safe place to bear my heart through my work.
Thank you, all for being amazing. I still have a ton going on outside of Patreon. This month I have 3 guest blog posts on 3 different sites!!
The first just published this week on Stephen Kozeniewski’s blog Manuscripts Burn (HERE) about writing female military characters.
On May 16th, I have provided content for the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writer’s Blog (Here) about Writer’s Guilt.
And on May 29th, I will be featured on The Writing Pal (HERE) with a blog about mastering the art of Flash Fiction.
You can still catch me on FaceBook and Twitter! As always THANK YOU for your amazing encouragement and support in simply reading.
Dacia M Arnold
Want behind the scenes sneak peaks at Dacia’s work? Become a patron at Patreon.com/daciamarnold
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