Long post is going to be long. Let me give a short version for those who don’t care to read all the details:
- Chapter 19 of Magical Girl Policy has been posted
- Chapter 4 of the fan commentary of MGP has been posted
- I’ve changed my Patreon rewards system
- I’ll be posting my first vignette of MGP on Friday for my patrons of $2 and more
There. That wasn’t so difficult. Let’s get into greater detail, shall we?
I’m sorry about not posting an updates on my efforts on chapter 19. Life has been busy. More accurately, life has been sick. I had whatever that cold going around was and it stuck in my lungs for around two weeks. It was annoying and uncomfortable.
In more health related news, I got a gummi donut root canal this morning. So I’m not happy at the moment. Need to go back in two weeks for a crown. Sigh. Yep. Just used “sigh” as a sentence all by itself. Fun stuff.
I want to thank those who helped with the fan commentary on Chapter 4. I’ll be getting you $5 and up patrons the file to start commenting on chapter 5 soon enough.
Thanks to a few more generous patrons joining our group and a few current patrons increasing how generous they are to me, we are now up to $116 a month. That puts us pretty danged close to my $150 goal where I’ll be updating MGP twice a month! I’m excited to be able to do so!
In related news, I’ve decided to change up my Patreon Rewards. For those of you who it matters to, the new breakpoints are as follows:
- $1- Receive MGP updates a day early (same as before)
- $2- Receive monthly MGP vignettes
- $5- Receive access to MGP Fan Commentary chapters (same as before)
- $10- Receive access to my word docs of MGP so you can see as I write
Let’s talk about the changes. First, yes, I stopped with the art. It became too big of a hassle for me to arrange for art every month and, from your feedback, it seems the art was a “nice” bonus but not something that really excited the patrons. The vignettes however are something people have indicated they want- basically more writing from me.
Now, if you’re not a patron and worried you’re missing out on important events in the vignettes, let me calm your nerves. Nothing in the vignettes will be important to the story. My current plan (could change in the future) is that it won’t even involve main characters. It’s mostly stuff at the side that will give the world of MGP more depth. As an example, my first vignette is called Monster Insurance and will center on Mr. Parker, the owner of the Loose Change arcade and Eli’s employer, dealing with the aftermath of the Polygal attack. I expect the vignettes to remain short (2-3 pages) and fun. So if you aren’t a patron, don’t worry, you’re not getting shut out of anything you need to know. If you ARE a patron though, I feel you’ll enjoy what I’m putting forward. First vignette arrives Friday.
The $10 and up donators are going to be part of something I’m a little nervous about. A few of you have mentioned you’d like access to stories as I write them. I’m notoriously private about my writing process… well, maybe it’s not notorious but I am private about it. Part of it is insecurity (I don’t like people looking at non-finished products), part of it is privacy (look, let’s be honest, as fans, we like our authors doing nothing but writing. I don’t like people knowing if I have or haven’t written today), and part of it is concern over the product (I worry that I won’t be able to write if I know people are staring at the file as I write. A watched pot never boils and all that). But I’ve ultimately decided at $10 a month, you’ve shown a lot of trust in me. I can extend some trust back. Plus, I feel it will help keep me more regular… and that sounds weird when I type it like that. Should edit it. Won’t. Funnier this way.
Before I go, I want to address something. A commenter (sorry, I can’t remember who you were. Sorry. Too lazy to go back and look at the moment) brought up a potential continuity error. On the scale of discovery writing versus outline writing, I’ skew much closer to the discovery side. It’s what makes my conversations flow better. The downside to this is that I am much more prone to continuity errors that way. For this reason I welcome any and all potential continuity error observations. If possible though, I would like to receive them via an email titled “POSSIBLE CONTINUITY ERROR” so that I can put them all in a nice folder and have them all in one space. So if you see one and are feeling particularly helpful, please send the observation to email@example.com. You have no idea how useful it will be when I complete the story and have to pass it over for it’s first REAL edit.
Hope you find chapter 19 enjoyable,