This is a newsletter

This is a newsletter

Truthfully, I don't know how to do this. I don't know how to do any of this. I know how to write, I think. I know how to tell a story, I think. But communicating via anything other than metaphors and allegories is...hard. But I'm going to try

I'm going to try because, while telling stories is often easy, figuring out how to let them go out into the world is difficult. Sometimes, you spend hoursweeksdaysmonthsyears working on something that no one else ever sees. Or so it seems.

I started a Patreon because capitalism. Mortgages and food are expensive and even ghosts have to make sure their living guests continue to live. Otherwise, there's no one to haunt. I started the Patreon and, for a while, had one free subscriber and no paid subscribers. It's difficult to find reasons to keep doing something that doesn't appear to be having any effects.

Well, that one free subscriber became a paid subscriber (thank you, I cannot appreciate you enough) and I realized I'd been neglecting Patreon because I didn't think anyone was there. I figured it was time to get my shit together and make a schedule and set up some scheduled posts for the times that I accidentally lose my shit. Even if I feel like I'm howling into empty dark. Even if I know my subscriber in person. I know consistency helps.

Or so I'm told.

The Patreon schedule is, as of right now:

Weekly general tarot reading goes up for everyone on Mondays
Bad Things Happen chapter goes out to members on Wednesdays, then free 13 days later for everyone.
Alternating short stories or poems go out for members on Saturdays, then free 13 days later for everyone.

My premade cover store over on Ko-fi will get a new cover on Thursdays.

And, finally, this newsletter will go out on the 13th of each month, because if I have to predictable, I'm going to be predictably predictable.

Bad Things Happen is up to Chapter 8. I should admit, that sometimes I'm going back and editing again after I post. Which is maybe a bad idea, but it's what I'm doing and I'm not sure I could stop myself if I wanted to. I do plan to release a paperback once it's all done, with all my edits and then

Maybe this graphic is too big. I don't know and, honestly, I don't care. I haven't felt this strongly about a story in a while. This is one my favorites that I've ever written and I had a lot of support from writers I respect quite a lot. In addition to that, Horns and Rattles, while being a new press, was one that quickly landed on my bucket list of publishers. I can't wait to share this gross little story with everyone and I'm so glad it found a home.

Two more stories have gone up on Patreon by the time you read this. I thought about posting little graphics for them here, but I'll use some restraint. Just this once.

Wait, no. I don't want to do that. One of them was posted before on my old Patreon before it was revamped, so I'll hold back on that one. But Lullabye is back up as a halfway-to-Halloween extra treat.

New, for the first time, is an old story of mine called Breadcrumbs.

Maybe someday, I'll figure out how to do inline images and that will, hopefully, make them less intrusive. Because I am apparently going to keep making them.

Lastly, I just want to remind everyone that I've got premade covers available for purchase on Ko-fi. I'll refrain from posting them all right now, but I would love it if you would take a look. I'm also available for editing services over there.

Gosh. I typed a lot more than I expected. I guess that's how it goes, though. Ghosts always have more to say than you want to hear.