I am officially launching a Patreon to support my writing work. You can find more info and become a patron by going to Patreon.com/DanielHighmoon.
I’ve been toying with the idea for a while, to be honest, weighing the pros and cons, thinking about what having such a relationship with other people would mean for me and my work, analyzing other Patreons roughly in my same niches, and forcing myself to answer tough questions like “why should anyone care?” and “why should I do this?” In the end, I realized that there was some mutual benefit to be gained by my would-be supporters and myself, so I went ahead with the plan.
There’s a certain amount of egocentrism and hubris involved in launching a Patreon and asking people to support your work with their cash, I’m fully cognizant of that. I’m not doing this for recognition, popularity, or street cred, but to help gather a community of people invested in what I do, in what I produce, from whom I can also draw encouragement and inspiration.
I know pretty much everybody and their mother has a Patreon by now, but I hope that you will consider supporting my work. Drop by the Patreon page, read up on what I’m offering, what support tiers are available, and what rewards you get. Support tiers begin at $1/month, and even that is greatly appreciated. Heck, if most of the people I know who routinely express interest in my work joined in at the $1 level, that would add up to a significant amount of support!
Take a look at the Patreon’s intro section below to learn more. Hope to see you on Patreon!
Hello, and welcome to my Patreon. I am a husband, a dad, and a registered nurse, but I am also a writer with things to say, stories to tell, and interactive fiction to design. I have been playing with words for years, at times for my own personal satisfaction, at times in a professional capacity; sometimes only on nights and weekends, other times as my full-time job. I was away from the keyboard for a while due to life, but over the last year, I have found the words flowing again with no end in sight.
In 2018 I relaunched my blog, Daniel/Highmoon, and my publishing outfit, Highmoon Press, to give all my word projects a home as I embark on this new chapter of my writing journey. This Patreon is an extension of that new chapter, as I set out to create and engage with a community of people interested in supporting the work I produce and the ideas that inspire them.
I am very happy that you’re here, and I hope that you will become a patron and join me in my journey.
This Patreon is structured as a monthly subscription for people who want to support my ongoing writing projects, from development to drafts, from editing to publishing. You will be charged when you join the Patreon, and on the first of each month thereafter.
What You Get
By supporting this Patreon you can expect to see:
- Blog posts at least three times per week, released first on Patreon, then over at Daniel/Highmoon.
- Essays on a variety of subjects including current events, faith, art, and games.
- Fiction, both long and short. I’m currently editing my first novel, while also writing a space opera ship-and-its-crew story that I don’t know how long it’ll be.
- Interactive fiction, where you and some friends create a story together through the use of character creation, resolution systems, and storytelling prompts.
- Design notes, behind-the-scenes, word sketches, and other miscellanea of the writing life.
- A chance to help me make decisions via patron-only surveys.
As projects develop and the community grows, this list is sure to expand!
What I Get
As a family man and a full-time RN, time is a hot commodity, but through a combination of willpower, intentional scheduling, coffee, and sleep deprivation, I make time to write. Your support is an extra push to continue doing what I love while connecting with people who enjoy what I produce. To me, every pledge, no matter at which tier, is a vote of confidence in my work, and I take that seriously. While ultimately I write because I have to write, because it’s who I am, connecting with people who enjoy what I write is also rewarding.