Monday, September 15, 2014

KAT AND MOUSE on Patreon

It's official. I've launched a Patreon campaign for the serial.

What is Patreon?

Patreon is a platform that allows fans to support creators by becoming patrons. Sponsors, essentially. It's slightly different from other crowdfunding in that you (the sponsor) aren't backing a single event or product. You're supporting an ongoing stream of work.

Operative word: "ongoing."

For example, a weekly webcomic.

Or in this case, the KAT AND MOUSE serial.

So What's the Campaign All About?

Despite having ideas for other stories and projects, KAT AND MOUSE is what I truly love to write. I have tons of adventures in store for our Ladies. As of this post, Season 3 has been roughly sketched out and I'm currently writing Season 3, Episode 3. I've got story ideas that go into Season 4, Season 5, and beyond. At roughly 10 episodes per season, we're looking at at least 30 more episodes in the making--that's Season 3 through 5. With potentially more after Season 5.

And that's on top of the two dozen episodes already out.

So I don't forsee any end just yet to the adventures of our Duo.

Here's the thing--what I hope to be able to do is to write and post these adventures on a regular basis. That means a new installment every Monday without fail (with a break on Christmas week because holidays and family).

In order to do that properly requires a measure of financial stability.

Easy enough when the serial started out back in 2008.

Not so easy when I got downsized in 2011.

Remember those hiatuses I took?

Financial instability. First from being unemployed for more than a year. Then being employed but at a far, far lower pay and followed by other financial kicks in the groin. All leading to stress and bouts of short-term depression.

And relegating the serial to the lowest priority.

Because it's really difficult to concentrate on writing when you're worried about how to squeak through the month and still have enough to eat and keep the lights on and a roof over your head.

So what I'm looking to do with this campaign is to put an end to that instability and get to a point where I can write the serial full-time without having to worry about all that.

How Can You Help?

The serial is free to read at the site, will remain free to read at the site, and I'll continue to write and post as schedules and stress-levels allow.

But if you'd like to help out, you can be a patron of the serial for as little as $1 a month.

That's less than a tall mocha at Starbucks!

And if you'd like to sponsor the serial for a little bit more than $1 a month, you are free to do so.

With enough financial backing, I can produce the serial on a regular basis and not have to worry about all that stuff I talked about earlier.

Head over to the Patreon page for all the details.

There's even swag for those of your "upper-level" sponsors.

Just puttin' it out there.

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