A new corner for the Misfits & Daydreamers...
Where I hope you'll consider joining me!
If there is one thing I hope you all know about me after so many years offering writing advice, it’s that I enjoy talking about craft.
Like, if I am a wonk for anything1, it is definitely the nitty gritty nuts and bolts that go into crafting a story.
All of this is to say that I have big news to share: I am launching a new corner of the Misfits & Daydreamers newsletter! This is in addition to the usual, very free monthly writing/publishing advice, book updates, and life news.
There will now be a paid spot where we can all converge too. A new water cooler, if you will. Or a special backstage pass for anyone willing to take the extra step in supporting me.
Oooh, or a secret passage only found by pulling the right book off the shelf…
(Pull Sightwitch. Definitely Sightwitch. If ever there was a book that would lead to a secret passage, then that’s the one.)
So wait, what’s changing?
No much. You just now have a new way to support me. 🥰
It’s as simple as that.
I’ve shared high quality, deep-dive writing advice for 13 years, and regular subscribers will continue to get:
Insights and news from my life as a full time author
Sneak peeks, first looks, and extra content for my books
High quality writing and publishing advice
But while my newsletters (and my blog before that!) have always been free for readers, crafting the hundreds upon hundreds of posts and insights has never been free for me.
So if you do upgrade to a subscription, here’s what you’ll be supporting:
Regular AMAs (where you can get bespoke writing advice or ask me literally anything2)
Occasional short fiction by yours truly (you’ll be the first to read new work!)
Refreshed and updated past newsletters
Wild cards! (Basically, any other “backstage” goodies I feel the urge to share. Like this video. )
And if you really want to support me in a big way, you can check out the Founding Member tier, which includes:
Everything paid subscribers and free subscribers get!
1 signed, personalized book sent to you FOR FREE each year!
Extra exclusive treats and “love letters” only for you, the most ultimate of octopuses 🐙
I absolutely understand that we’re all struggling financially right now, so for those of you who can’t pay, there will always still be the same writing and publishing insights you’re accustomed to.
However, if I’d love it if you would join me on this new adventure. Let’s see what we can create together!
No matter what you do, I hope you know you’re awesome!
Like I said at the top, I have written about craft and publishing for thirteen years because I really feel passionately about it.
I love teaching, I love sharing, I love breaking apart why something works for me but might not work for you…
And I also just think it’s really important for all of us to pass on what we learn. How else can we grow as a community?
On the one hand, creative pursuits can feel so isolating—especially in a world filled with highlight reels. But you’re not the only one struggling! I promise!
And on the other hand, traditional publishing operates with such a thick curtain that shrouds all its inner workings. It’s all too easy to feel as if you’re the only one experiencing the author spiral or a lack of promotional support or a disappointing release day. But you’re so, so not.
I have always wanted the Misfits & Daydreamers to feel like a big hug that says, There, there. This biz and this craft can get really ugly, but here’s what I’ve figured out along the way.
And I will 100% make sure the newsletter stays that way moving forward, whether or not you opt to support me financially.
Thank you so much for subscribing and being a part of this awesome group that has held strong for so many years now. I hope you have an amazing weekend.
Truly: you’re awesome.
Okay, I’m also a wonk for all games by Arkane Studios. Don’t get me started on my love of Dishonored or you’ll end up like the guy who commented on my Whalers t-shirt at the coffee shop last month and had NO IDEA what he was in for. Also, Prey is the most underrated game of all time and Deathloop has become an unhealthy obsession for me.
Don’t ask about Arkane Studios, though. Seriously, you’ll regret it.