If you’re active on social media, I bet you’ve seen this sentence show up a lot lately. Well, I wanted to show you what I’ve been playing around with and answer a few questions I know you’re going to have.
So buckle up, this is a long blog post.
Why are you starting a Patreon?
Because I lack common sense and the ability to tell the people in my head no.
On a more logical note, there are a lot of things I want to play with that don’t fit neatly under the Shaw or MA side of things. Like the fun guy I’m currently writing who is a very pushy sub who wants to explore being a sissy for the next-door neighbor he’s fallen head over heels for…or another naughty boy who’s been peeping at the Dom in the next apartment building over and has discovered a curiosity for watersports that he never knew he had…or—
Nope, I could keep just keep going. But you see the problem?
I’ve played around with some of these in tiny doses in books but they haven’t been the focus of the stories. Most of these ideas are things that readers would expect to see on Smashwords, not Amazon. But Smashwords is frustrating to use for a variety of reasons. So I kept coming back to the idea of doing a Patreon.
Why not just do more books on Amazon?
Well, as I mentioned above…some things just don’t neatly fit under my current brands, and Amazon really doesn’t want some topics on their site. I would never be able to advertise a book with watersports as the main kink, and I’m worried these books would get lost in erotica and never find the right readers.
Then there’s the fact that when the people in my head are happy, and my kids aren’t driving me to distraction, I can write a lot on a regular basis. And both of my kids are going to be in college this fall, so I’m going to have way too much time on my hands.
Why not just do another pen name that’s a bit kinkier than the others?
Sage told me no.
Okay, my PA (and the wonderful person who keeps me on track) was very polite when she pointed out I really don’t have time for this. The behind-the-scenes stuff that goes into setting up another pen name is just something I can’t juggle at the moment.
I know it might not sound logical from a reader’s perspective but Patreon will be much easier for me to manage than another pen name.
Why should I sign up?
If you liked seeing the chapters of the first tentacle books show up in my Facebook group early and you like reading the books before they’re released on Amazon or Smashwords, then you’ll like this. (Facebook made doing that going forward a lot harder.)
If you’d like to see me write a wider variety of kinks and help influence stories and what I’m going to write next, you’ll love this. If you like getting a more behind-the-scenes look at what I’m doing and what’s coming down the pipeline, then this will be something fun for you.
I want to make this a win-win scenario for everyone who joins up. I want to show you the other stories I’m playing with and have a place where I can ask for help and advice. Unfortunately, Facebook keeps hiding posts and making it hard for me to really connect there anymore and my site here just isn’t set up for that kind of group conversations.
I think this is going to be a fun journey and I’m really excited to show you what I’ve been playing around with. I also want to know what you want to see in the tiers going forward, what kind of merch you’d like, and what kind of stories you want to read…for example…I’ve seen a lot of you talking about medical play…should we see which characters want to play doctor?
This is going to be fun and I hope you take a chance on something new.
If you didn’t see my tease post last week, here’s the link to the first chapter of what I’ve been working on to start things out on Patreon.
Here’s a link to the tiers. (I can do a long post to break this down if you guys want.)
Take some time to explore what I’ve got there so far and then let me know what you think. If you have any questions, join me in my Reader Group or comment below.