Hey everyone, a quick addendum to my update yesterday regarding my Patreon campaign.
It occurred to me rather belatedly that the way Patreon works isn’t entirely clear, and since it’s not like most of the crowdfunding out there (e.g. Kickstarter, Indiegogo), I thought I’d clarify. Patreon runs by the month as far as reward fulfillment goes: so if you sign up to donate $5 per piece and I make three of them, your total for the month is $15; if I make two the next month, your total is $10. By that same reasoning, all the rewards occur on a monthly basis; these are not one-time rewards: if you donate $10 for the earring reward, you’ll get a pair of earrings shipped to you each month; if you donate $35 for the copy-editing reward*, you can send me up to ten thousand words (either in a single piece or as a total for several pieces) each month, and so on and so forth.
If you weren’t confused, I assume you didn’t read this, but if you were, I hope it answers any questions you might have had.
*On the assumption that there are other people who write the same way I do, I’ve added a note to the copy-editing rewards: if you don’t have writing that needs work for a particular month, you can email me and let me know you’d like to receive the jewellery equivalent. If you write consistently enough to make 10K or more each month, by the way, I want your secret. ;)