To Thank My Patrons. So far, I’ve used my Patreon account to let supporters sneak a little closer to my life outside of books. Which (let’s face it) is a life surrounded by books. I enjoy taking pictures, so most updates have been snapshots of things that make sense for the forthy side of my life. My manga collection. Japanese tableware and cooking. Reading and writing snacks. Fandom gear. Story-related gifts and splurges. It’s little stuff, really, but it’s mine … so it matters to me. All of these photographs are ONLY posted to Patreon. One part incentive for you to join. One part thanks for established patrons.
A New Exclusive. After a couple weeks of muddling through ideas, I’ve decided to go ahead and add an additional incentive in the form of an exclusive story. Again, it’s something personal, because I’ll be introducing patrons to the two characters I play during Dungeons & Dragons campaigns. Self-indulgent? Admittedly. But these guys are as real to me as Miroku or Argent or Lapis or Ricker or (le gasp) Sesshoumaru. And I treat them with the same care and respect. Who knows? Maybe you’ll get as attached as Michael does to those he tends. ::twinkle::
How long will these installments be?
Short. This is a story in bits and pieces. So far, chapters are averaging 500 words.
How often will you update the story?
At least once a month. Sometimes more. (I have the first four chapters written.)
Will I need a Patreon account?
Yep. And it seems that requires a credit card. That’s how the site sends out your pledges each month. I’m new to this, so it’s probably best just to check out their FAQ.
How much does it cost to become a patron?
Depends on how much you have to splurge. You choose your pledge amount. It’s like a monthly subscription. Since I don’t have any tiers set up, you can become a patron for just $1 a month and have access to all my patron-only posts.
When will you post the first installment?
Tomorrow, January 8, 2020.
Will you publish this story as a book? (I can wait.)
Eventually? It’s a little early to tell. Might happen, though.
Are you going to tell us about the story?
Yep. That’s next.
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The Basics. I’m keeping this simple. It’s Fantasy/Slice-of-Life/Adventure, rated E for everyone. The (really boring) title simply highlights the “classes” of my two characters. (In D&D, you can choose from a whole range: paladin, assassin, cleric, monk, rogue, mage, fighter, etc.) I chose the first character’s class because it was the most natural fit for my personality, and I created the second character because our party needed some muscle. (Plus, I’m all about opposites and unexpected alliances.) For a story summary, you get one sentence, because … that’s all I know for sure. I’ll be making this up as I go along. (As always!) ::twinkle::
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Bard & Barbarian
Imber was only a boy when he first met the divine beast who would one day share his adventures.