I Don’t Think My Patreon Was Working

eric's desk with iPad and coffee

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I was trying to utilize Patreon by showing early drafts and stuff. Well, it wasn’t really working the best and it was also making it super hard for me to keep enough stuff for myself to work on. For those reasons, I’ve basically axed the idea. I think Patreon would be better used with other things, maybe my podcast one day or when I have more books available, or novels, or whatever.

Welcome to the creative process! That’s how these things go I suppose. Nothing wrong with trying new things every now and then, right? It’s becoming more and more important for me to write a lot though. I’ve done pretty good I think! I’m actually kind of proud myself so far. But, having the pressure of one very short story to post on my blog on Fridays is enough I think. Now I can take my time on my longer work and not have to worry about just posting something to beat a strange weekly self-imposed deadline. Not sure why I thought that would be a good idea.

It shouldn’t be a problem with the very short stories that I post on Fridays, because I tend to hoard those. That IS a good idea because it helps me play with character and stuff, and they don’t take forever. It’s also good practice for me to just let some stories go when they’re “good enough”. These Friday short stories have been great for that.

Anyways, it’s Monday so gotta get back to the office. It snowed last Friday and there’s still snow on the ground.

By Eric Shay Howard

Eric Shay Howard lives in Indianapolis. He's a teacher, a literary editor, and writer. He's a graduate student in the Bluegrass Writers Studio MFA in Creative Writing program at Eastern Kentucky University. He also has MBA and BA degrees.

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