Will You Be My Patreon?

I've officially launched my Patreon. As opposed to simply adding a Donate button, I wanted to give you guys a method of getting a bit more back, depending on what level of involvement you'd like in my career. While I am shooting for the moon with this, I expect it to be a slow burn, possibly taking years before I'm finally able to break away from my day job and become a full time writer. This is just a step toward that goal.

So, the deal with Patreon is that you decide how much you want to donate. I currently have that set to monthly, but it could always change. There are different tiers, such as $1 a month to get daily writing, but $25 a month to get my completed drafts, as well as signed novels once I start publishing my writing. It's all up to you where you want to fall in my career.

Tucked inside all the talk on here are a couple of projects I'd love to work on. One of these is to record every moment of me editing one of my novels, then put up the videos, showing the process as its being done. Then, at the end of it all, putting up a time lapse that shows exactly how long it took, along with the amount of effort writers put into their manuscripts. This would only be for one draft (as I'm typing this at least), but it should give a good picture of what we do.

The other thing, which I've made no bones about in the past, is to serialize my novels. As part of this, I will soon begin to post my novels chapter-by-chapter, allowing you a free look into my writing. For those of you who can't dream of spending that much time on this site, I'll also be offering it in printed and eBook formats, whenever I start writing. I've spoken before about David Wellington and being introduced to this concept over ten years ago. I've been enraptured with it since and have gone through varying agent/editor opinions about how it could affect my career if I went traditional. Since I'm not doing the traditional or small press route, I am planning on going full steam ahead with it.

So, I guess to sum it all up, I am self-publishing Of Gods and Madness: The Faithful. It should be available for pre-order very soon and I'll be posting a lot more about how the story developed and all those things. I'll try to reread what I've talked about in the past, but, as you know by now, I often revisit old thoughts and expand on them.

There's now a button on the right side of the page to take you to my Patreon page. So please, if you have a chance, go over there and let me know what you think about my tiers, my milestones, and how I might be able to improve.


Justin D. Herd

Justin D. Herd is a purveyor of the weird and strange. He occasionally squawks at friends and family, but does so only under the cover of night. Okay, that's not true. He squawks in full daylight. Drinking games have been built around his peculiarities, but the truth of it is this: he is a loving husband, with two wonderful dem--children. One growls at things he likes, including pretty women. The other has started to learn hand-eye coordination. Neither had made it to the tender age of three. From there, things will only get more interesting. He spends most of his writing time either at a coffee shop or sitting at one of his many desks around his house. Any other place makes it nearly impossible for him to write. He uses horror movies and rock music to help get the juices flowing. His favorite authors are Jeremy Robert Johnson, Alan Campbell, Terry Pratchett, Justin Cronin, and Patrick Rothfuss. He consumes most of his books through audiobooks, but still loves his personal library and getting lost in the printed word.