In 2009, I started writing marketing copy for a living. It pays the bills, but it’s not all that exciting to write, and it certainly doesn’t captivate, inspire, or entertain the way my decades of non-paid fiction, satire, and short stories have.
Eight years in, I’ve decided it’s time for a change. It’s time for me to be able to produce more of the stuff you love to write.
That’s why I’m now on Patreon:
I call it the Practical Joke Universe – a place where I can produce science fiction and other flights of fancy, hone the delicious satire you’ve seen here and at Field Notes on Allistics, and share writing advice and commentary on a wide range of topics.
And you’re invited.
What do you get out of it? By supporting my Patreon at any level – even $1 per month – you get access to all the members-only content. Kick in more and you get special content and even some AutPress swag.
What do I get out of it? Another brick in the wall of my eventual getting to write fiction and blog full-time. We’ll be moving this blog to the Neurodiversity Matters network in a few months; my first science fiction novel, Nantais, comes out in 2017. The more support I get, the more time I can spend updating this blog regularly and producing more of the stuff y’all actually want to read, instead of marketing crap y’all would rather avoid.
This blog, as well as Autistic Academic and my professional blog, will keep rolling ahead as usual – which is to say, they’ll be updated when I feel like I have something to say. But if you want to see more than just autism commentary, and you want to see it more regularly, head over to Patreon. I’ll see you there!