L.V. Ana

is creating introspective novels and short fiction

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Who are you, and what are you writing, anyway?

I've been writing as long as I could put pen to paper, and telling stories from the moment I could string words together into sentences. Maybe it's just a product of my overactive imagination, but I like to think that I was built for this. My blood is ink, my bones are the carefully crafted sentences of a thousand half-written novels, and my muscle and sinew are made of the intricate interplay between plot and characters. Without writing, the world feels stale and toxic, and so I write: day after day, hour upon hour into the night, dragging forth the stories my imaginary friends weave for me inside of my head. 

In a perfect world, this is all I would ever do. In a perfect world, there is Patreon. 

I've studied and perfected my writing over the last few years, and successfully published several books through a local indie publisher. God is a Tuscaloosa Drug Addict, my first novel, is a story of rekindling your faith after having lost it long ago. When the Christ decides he can no longer take the things that have been done in his name, he wishes himself out of existences, and only his girlfriend can convince God to bring him back. But God, himself, has lost faith in humanity, so convincing him won't be an easy task. Intertwined with the main plot is the story of how the Christ - ZJ - first met Arielle DiMarco, and what happened to Pope Joan II, the first female Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. 

I'm currently working on a new sci-fi trilogy that explores the very meaning of humanity while dealing with issues of war, poverty, prejudice, and strength. In a world where the wealthy can afford to have their brains scanned and then uploaded into perfect and immortal robotic bodies, and the poor are doomed to short, sick lives, how do we come to define our species? Tentatively titled Human X, this trilogy tells the story of Ishta Rahman, a war hero wracked with survivor's guilt after her actions in the Battle of Planetside saved billions of people while killing over half her crew. When her former adopted sister tracks her down, on the run from the law for a murder she swears she didn't commit, Ishta leaves behind the glory and the rewards she's been given by the grateful planet and risks everything to clear her sister's name - and bring a dead man back to life. 

This is what you'll get access to if you choose to join my exclusive community: work exactly like this. I write across a vast array of genres, dabbling in both high and urban fantasy, extra-solar and dystopian sci-fi, transgressive literature, historical and modern fiction, supernatural, and humor. I believe in strong stories, and I have a tendency of trying to say something with my writing. 

How can Patreon help?

With Patreon, I can begin the process of writing full-time. I took a year off from work in 2015 and devoted my time to God is a Tuscaloosa Drug Addict and the Northwood series, and that year was easily the most productive I've ever been. By returning to that state, I can continue to produce and put out quality works.

I currently have a five year plan that involves six books - the Human X trilogy as well as a trilogy of more light-hearted, absurd comedy fare. I also have two short story collections in the works, and many more books planned for the future. If I could devote my time and energy to these plans, I could achieve these goals and slowly begin to branch out into more experimental electronic fiction. A YouTube channel? A navigable website story? There are a lot of fascinating ideas!

What do we get out of it?

My writing! You will get my writing. Sneak peaks of my novels, as well as exclusive access to those short story collections I mentioned. I'll upload them here as I write them, to be collected later for sale. You'll also get to provide real-time input on my writing process as I run screaming to the Internet with questions like, "This character just threw himself into the book! What's his name!? HELP!" and, "Apparently everyone has piled into a car and taken a road trip without informing me. Where do you guys think they're going?" Incidentally, you'll also get my terrible wit, and the crazy ramblings of someone whose characters make decisions without them. Ahem. Not to mention all the great rewards I've planned out for you!

Anyway, thank you for staying with me this long, thank you for your interest in joining me on this journey, and happy readings! May your books be long, and your days be relaxing.
Tiers
Honey Badger
$1 or more per month
Honey Badgers get access to all of my patron-only writing posts, and get early access to any and all news! You also get my undying love! Thank you!
Corgi Herder
$5 or more per month
If you like to herd corgis, then this is the tier for you. Here is where you get exclusive downloads of completed stories once they're done. You'll also get my undying love AND my eternal admiration! 
Alligator Whisperer
$10 or more per month
You know how to tame the wild alligator, and make the wild writer the happiest lady this side of the Cascade Mountains. You'll of course get all the rewards from the previous two categories, but you'll also get access to a monthly livestream on my writing. That's right, I'll figure out how livestreams work JUST for you! That's undying love, eternal admiration, and utter devotion for you.  
Exotic Malamute Fish
$25 or more per month
You're a creature that I've just made up! And that's saying something! With a pledge of $25/month, you Exotic Malamute Fish will receive access to polls and questionnaires that will help determine the course of my writing. That's right, you get to help choose character names, plot choices, and decide what I'm writing next. How lucky! That's because you have my love, admiration, devotion, and awe. 
Great Neon Unicorn
$50 or more per month
The fabled Great Neon Unicorn...I never thought I'd see the likes in my day, and yet here you are. For you, I have a super-special reward. I will let my GNU patrons vote each month on one character, scene, or object portrayed in one of my stories, and I will draw that for you. I will then make it available as a digital download. You have my love, admiration, devotion, awe, and supreme gratitude. 
Wise Gold Dragon
$100 or more per month
Dragons are my favorite of all the mythical beasts, and you are certainly worthy of your name. If you pledge $100 per month, you'll get access to some exclusive writing material. We're talking in-depth character studies, scenes that didn't make it into the final cut, alternate endings, and my own explanations of what I was trying to achieve with the piece. You'll also get polished first chapters of my novels-in-progress. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you.
Goals
$0 of $50 per month
$50 per month is a fair amount of lunch meat! When I reach $50 per month, I'll be eating so well that I'll expand my writing studies on the side, purchasing books and other materials to continue improving my craft!
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Who are you, and what are you writing, anyway?

I've been writing as long as I could put pen to paper, and telling stories from the moment I could string words together into sentences. Maybe it's just a product of my overactive imagination, but I like to think that I was built for this. My blood is ink, my bones are the carefully crafted sentences of a thousand half-written novels, and my muscle and sinew are made of the intricate interplay between plot and characters. Without writing, the world feels stale and toxic, and so I write: day after day, hour upon hour into the night, dragging forth the stories my imaginary friends weave for me inside of my head. 

In a perfect world, this is all I would ever do. In a perfect world, there is Patreon. 

I've studied and perfected my writing over the last few years, and successfully published several books through a local indie publisher. God is a Tuscaloosa Drug Addict, my first novel, is a story of rekindling your faith after having lost it long ago. When the Christ decides he can no longer take the things that have been done in his name, he wishes himself out of existences, and only his girlfriend can convince God to bring him back. But God, himself, has lost faith in humanity, so convincing him won't be an easy task. Intertwined with the main plot is the story of how the Christ - ZJ - first met Arielle DiMarco, and what happened to Pope Joan II, the first female Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. 

I'm currently working on a new sci-fi trilogy that explores the very meaning of humanity while dealing with issues of war, poverty, prejudice, and strength. In a world where the wealthy can afford to have their brains scanned and then uploaded into perfect and immortal robotic bodies, and the poor are doomed to short, sick lives, how do we come to define our species? Tentatively titled Human X, this trilogy tells the story of Ishta Rahman, a war hero wracked with survivor's guilt after her actions in the Battle of Planetside saved billions of people while killing over half her crew. When her former adopted sister tracks her down, on the run from the law for a murder she swears she didn't commit, Ishta leaves behind the glory and the rewards she's been given by the grateful planet and risks everything to clear her sister's name - and bring a dead man back to life. 

This is what you'll get access to if you choose to join my exclusive community: work exactly like this. I write across a vast array of genres, dabbling in both high and urban fantasy, extra-solar and dystopian sci-fi, transgressive literature, historical and modern fiction, supernatural, and humor. I believe in strong stories, and I have a tendency of trying to say something with my writing. 

How can Patreon help?

With Patreon, I can begin the process of writing full-time. I took a year off from work in 2015 and devoted my time to God is a Tuscaloosa Drug Addict and the Northwood series, and that year was easily the most productive I've ever been. By returning to that state, I can continue to produce and put out quality works.

I currently have a five year plan that involves six books - the Human X trilogy as well as a trilogy of more light-hearted, absurd comedy fare. I also have two short story collections in the works, and many more books planned for the future. If I could devote my time and energy to these plans, I could achieve these goals and slowly begin to branch out into more experimental electronic fiction. A YouTube channel? A navigable website story? There are a lot of fascinating ideas!

What do we get out of it?

My writing! You will get my writing. Sneak peaks of my novels, as well as exclusive access to those short story collections I mentioned. I'll upload them here as I write them, to be collected later for sale. You'll also get to provide real-time input on my writing process as I run screaming to the Internet with questions like, "This character just threw himself into the book! What's his name!? HELP!" and, "Apparently everyone has piled into a car and taken a road trip without informing me. Where do you guys think they're going?" Incidentally, you'll also get my terrible wit, and the crazy ramblings of someone whose characters make decisions without them. Ahem. Not to mention all the great rewards I've planned out for you!

Anyway, thank you for staying with me this long, thank you for your interest in joining me on this journey, and happy readings! May your books be long, and your days be relaxing.

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Tiers
Honey Badger
$1 or more per month
Honey Badgers get access to all of my patron-only writing posts, and get early access to any and all news! You also get my undying love! Thank you!
Corgi Herder
$5 or more per month
If you like to herd corgis, then this is the tier for you. Here is where you get exclusive downloads of completed stories once they're done. You'll also get my undying love AND my eternal admiration! 
Alligator Whisperer
$10 or more per month
You know how to tame the wild alligator, and make the wild writer the happiest lady this side of the Cascade Mountains. You'll of course get all the rewards from the previous two categories, but you'll also get access to a monthly livestream on my writing. That's right, I'll figure out how livestreams work JUST for you! That's undying love, eternal admiration, and utter devotion for you.  
Exotic Malamute Fish
$25 or more per month
You're a creature that I've just made up! And that's saying something! With a pledge of $25/month, you Exotic Malamute Fish will receive access to polls and questionnaires that will help determine the course of my writing. That's right, you get to help choose character names, plot choices, and decide what I'm writing next. How lucky! That's because you have my love, admiration, devotion, and awe. 
Great Neon Unicorn
$50 or more per month
The fabled Great Neon Unicorn...I never thought I'd see the likes in my day, and yet here you are. For you, I have a super-special reward. I will let my GNU patrons vote each month on one character, scene, or object portrayed in one of my stories, and I will draw that for you. I will then make it available as a digital download. You have my love, admiration, devotion, awe, and supreme gratitude. 
Wise Gold Dragon
$100 or more per month
Dragons are my favorite of all the mythical beasts, and you are certainly worthy of your name. If you pledge $100 per month, you'll get access to some exclusive writing material. We're talking in-depth character studies, scenes that didn't make it into the final cut, alternate endings, and my own explanations of what I was trying to achieve with the piece. You'll also get polished first chapters of my novels-in-progress. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you.