Patreon and About My Book Recs
A few months ago I created a Patreon page. After a little while I let it lapse because a) no one had pledged anything to it, or even looked at it and b) I was still dealing with some fairly heavy emotional trauma, so couldn't keep to any sort of commitment.
These are both old news, and I am ready to rock this Patreon thing. Rough draft, so you can see both how things change in the editing process and get a sneak peek at upcoming novels. There will be Patreon exclusive content, and art, and I'll be taking requests.
This blog will be mostly for my book reviews, which I'm starting up again in a few days with Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic by Meghan Doidge.
One thing I'd like to point out is, when I do a review for a book, no one has asked me to. Sometimes it's an author I've talked to or formed somewhat of a friendship with, but sometimes it's not. And, in all cases, I've started as a fan, and I identify as a fan, first. I love my author friends to pieces. But if I give a book my stamp of approval, it's because I love that book and not because I want to make someone feel good, or in any expectation of reciprocation. (And believe me, that hasn't happened.)
I want anyone who reads this blog to know what my tastes are, and tastes are a very personal thing. I want people to trust my opinion. So, I'm going to be a very picky bitch about what I post here. If I like something okay I guess, and think that the author did a pretty good job, it's probably not going to make it here even if I enjoyed it to the end. If I put the book down and don't plan to pick it back up, it's guaranteed I'm not going to say a word here. I am not here to bash anyone. Writers work hard, for peanuts most of the time, and taste is so subjective. I don't want to tear anyone down because they wrote something not to my taste.
Other than that, I'm busy editing the shit out of the first novel I wrote for NaNoWriMo. It needs a lot of love, but I'm confident that people will love the story as much as I did when I first wrote it.