Emerson Grey

Emerson Grey

is creating an epic fantasy novel series

3

patrons

Hello, everyone! Welcome to my Patreon!

My name is Emmett, I write under the name Emerson Grey, and I can only be a writer.

I’m an author of several short stories (one of which has been published by an actual magazine) and several books (one of which I self-published and now offer for free to anyone who will have it). My work has been featured on Jenna Moreci’s YouTube channel, and she’s eagerly anticipating my next book (which I’m working hard on).

But here’s the problem.

My life changed in 2017 when I married my best friend. My once fool-proof plan of living in my parent’s basement and writing by night and sleeping by day is no longer practical, as my wife and I would like to have our own place and our own life together.

So I decided to go to school full-time, as my wife is also going to school and working on top of it. She’s such a hard worker, and currently she’s our only source of income. I wish I could help, but my school schedule is currently 9am-6pm, Monday through Friday. And let me tell you, web development is a lot more exhausting than you’d think.

That’s 45 hours per week that I’m in school--out of the 160 hours in a week total. I also like to sleep and take breaks to eat and go to the bathroom. Do the math.

I enjoy school, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t doing it exclusively out of love for my hard-working wife, who I don’t want to support us both forever. But web development is a means to an end. It’s a Plan B. A fallback. Writing fiction and fantasy is honestly the only thing I can see myself doing for a living, and it’s the only thing I’ve ever really enjoyed.

And not to toot my own horn...but I’m not that bad, either.

Every day after school, I’m exhausted and ready to go to bed. But it’s only 6:00, so what do I do? Do I take a nap? I’m also starving, so should I make dinner? Should I relax on the couch and take a well-earned break from working non-stop for nine hours? Or do I push through and force myself to break out the typewriter to get just a couple thousand words out before I officially pass out, and my family comes home and I lose the peace and quiet and empty house? I don’t choose to write as much as I’d like to, and I won’t start on the endless cycle of depression that leads me down.

Jenna Moreci praising my book to her thousands of subscribers was amazing. Finding out that I was getting a short story published in Warp & Weave magazine was amazing. I know people like my work, and I love creating it for them. But writing takes time, and I don’t have enough of it.

Because my time is being spent in school.

And I’m in school because I’m not making enough money with my writing.

See the dilemma?

Here’s what I’d like to accomplish in the near future:

  • Finish my current work-in-progress, The Form and The Shatter
  • Get said book professionally edited
  • Do the same for the remaining books in my series, Song of the Crickets, which I’ve estimated to be about 12 books
  • Move out of my parents’ basement and into our own place
  • Buy a car that doesn’t break down and cost us hundreds of dollars in repairs every six months
  • Eat better, exercise, get a full night’s sleep every night
  • Be financially stable enough to have a kid or two

Rent in the area we live in is about $1000/month on average. Add utilities, car stuff, food, student loan debt, etc… Well, you get the idea, you also live on Earth, you understand the problem. If my wife and I could each earn $1000 every month, we’d be comfortable. We don’t eat much.

So that’s what I’m aiming for: $1000 per month. If I was bringing in that much from Patreon, I’d be able to put away the idea of a Plan B and write full-time. I’d be living my passion without worry, and it would take a huge burden of financial responsibility from my wonderful wife who I don’t deserve.

I want to give you all so much. I love writing, but what I love even more is when people read my stories and tell me their reactions. But writing takes time, and time is money.

Therefore, I’ve decided that if you’re kind enough to support me, you’re going to get some kind of goodie--no matter how small--because I want to give you something to show my appreciation. Here’s what my patrons will receive at least once a month, depending on their tier:

  • Cat pictures. I have two cats, Cheetah and Pandora, and they’re both cats. So obviously pictures of them are awesome.
  • I’ll follow you on Twitter, give you a shoutout, and if you have your own Patreon I’ll blast it all over the interwebs as much as I can.
  • Sneak-peeks into my early drafts, which is a big deal because I don’t even let my mom read my early drafts.
  • World-building info, character bios, timelines
  • Short stories

And more…

Tiers start at $1. If you can give one dollar a month, I know that you support me and my craft, and that does more for me than you can know. $1 is amazing, and I will send you pictures of my cats all the time.
Without your help, so many stories would never be told. The world would never know about the selflessness of Brenn Ragnir, the shattered dreams of Beth Delacroix, the teachings of Eimtu Sheche, or the hellish journey of Adam Johnson.

We are all nothing but stories that others tell, and we cease to exist when our stories cease to be told.

Wow, this got long. Thank you for reading this, and thank you for your support! (You can find The Lone and Level Sands for free here, a gift for you. Like I said, I just want people to read my stuff.)

Tiers
STREETLIGHT
$1 or more per month

The simplest and most underrated of tiers.

You get access to all my Patreon posts, and if you let me know your Twitter handle I'll click that follow button and give you a shout-out!

Also, you get pictures of Cheetah and Pandora :)

WIFFIC
$5 or more per month

Wiffic patrons will receive pieces of my early drafts for an early look at my works-in-progress. You can tell me what you like, what you hate, and even offer suggestions to help the story be the best it can be.

JINN
$10 or more per month

Jinn patrons will get everything in Wiffic tier, plus bonus materials not included in drafts or the final books. This might include character backstories, fun facts about worlds and people, and early ideas that never made it into the final draft.

WINDMILL
$20 or more per month

Windmill patrons get everything in Jinn tier, and also have the opportunity to have their name added to a future story/book. Imagine having a character named after you :D

EIMTU
$50 or more per month

Eimtu patrons will get everything in Wiffic, Jinn, and Windmill tiers, including being mentioned in the Acknowledgments page in the published work, and getting a signed physical copy.

OLD ONE
$100 or more per month

Old One patrons receive all benefits from previous tiers. I will also send you a hand-written letter in the mail each month, letting you know about my progress and thanking you profusely for your generous support. 

Goals
2% complete
When I reach $1000 per month, I'll release a video thanking each of my patrons, and tell you all about the upcoming work-in-progress, including a reading from the manuscript. Super exclusive. Each one of my patrons will also get a hand-written letter in the mail with my thanks.
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Hello, everyone! Welcome to my Patreon!

My name is Emmett, I write under the name Emerson Grey, and I can only be a writer.

I’m an author of several short stories (one of which has been published by an actual magazine) and several books (one of which I self-published and now offer for free to anyone who will have it). My work has been featured on Jenna Moreci’s YouTube channel, and she’s eagerly anticipating my next book (which I’m working hard on).

But here’s the problem.

My life changed in 2017 when I married my best friend. My once fool-proof plan of living in my parent’s basement and writing by night and sleeping by day is no longer practical, as my wife and I would like to have our own place and our own life together.

So I decided to go to school full-time, as my wife is also going to school and working on top of it. She’s such a hard worker, and currently she’s our only source of income. I wish I could help, but my school schedule is currently 9am-6pm, Monday through Friday. And let me tell you, web development is a lot more exhausting than you’d think.

That’s 45 hours per week that I’m in school--out of the 160 hours in a week total. I also like to sleep and take breaks to eat and go to the bathroom. Do the math.

I enjoy school, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t doing it exclusively out of love for my hard-working wife, who I don’t want to support us both forever. But web development is a means to an end. It’s a Plan B. A fallback. Writing fiction and fantasy is honestly the only thing I can see myself doing for a living, and it’s the only thing I’ve ever really enjoyed.

And not to toot my own horn...but I’m not that bad, either.

Every day after school, I’m exhausted and ready to go to bed. But it’s only 6:00, so what do I do? Do I take a nap? I’m also starving, so should I make dinner? Should I relax on the couch and take a well-earned break from working non-stop for nine hours? Or do I push through and force myself to break out the typewriter to get just a couple thousand words out before I officially pass out, and my family comes home and I lose the peace and quiet and empty house? I don’t choose to write as much as I’d like to, and I won’t start on the endless cycle of depression that leads me down.

Jenna Moreci praising my book to her thousands of subscribers was amazing. Finding out that I was getting a short story published in Warp & Weave magazine was amazing. I know people like my work, and I love creating it for them. But writing takes time, and I don’t have enough of it.

Because my time is being spent in school.

And I’m in school because I’m not making enough money with my writing.

See the dilemma?

Here’s what I’d like to accomplish in the near future:

  • Finish my current work-in-progress, The Form and The Shatter
  • Get said book professionally edited
  • Do the same for the remaining books in my series, Song of the Crickets, which I’ve estimated to be about 12 books
  • Move out of my parents’ basement and into our own place
  • Buy a car that doesn’t break down and cost us hundreds of dollars in repairs every six months
  • Eat better, exercise, get a full night’s sleep every night
  • Be financially stable enough to have a kid or two

Rent in the area we live in is about $1000/month on average. Add utilities, car stuff, food, student loan debt, etc… Well, you get the idea, you also live on Earth, you understand the problem. If my wife and I could each earn $1000 every month, we’d be comfortable. We don’t eat much.

So that’s what I’m aiming for: $1000 per month. If I was bringing in that much from Patreon, I’d be able to put away the idea of a Plan B and write full-time. I’d be living my passion without worry, and it would take a huge burden of financial responsibility from my wonderful wife who I don’t deserve.

I want to give you all so much. I love writing, but what I love even more is when people read my stories and tell me their reactions. But writing takes time, and time is money.

Therefore, I’ve decided that if you’re kind enough to support me, you’re going to get some kind of goodie--no matter how small--because I want to give you something to show my appreciation. Here’s what my patrons will receive at least once a month, depending on their tier:

  • Cat pictures. I have two cats, Cheetah and Pandora, and they’re both cats. So obviously pictures of them are awesome.
  • I’ll follow you on Twitter, give you a shoutout, and if you have your own Patreon I’ll blast it all over the interwebs as much as I can.
  • Sneak-peeks into my early drafts, which is a big deal because I don’t even let my mom read my early drafts.
  • World-building info, character bios, timelines
  • Short stories

And more…

Tiers start at $1. If you can give one dollar a month, I know that you support me and my craft, and that does more for me than you can know. $1 is amazing, and I will send you pictures of my cats all the time.
Without your help, so many stories would never be told. The world would never know about the selflessness of Brenn Ragnir, the shattered dreams of Beth Delacroix, the teachings of Eimtu Sheche, or the hellish journey of Adam Johnson.

We are all nothing but stories that others tell, and we cease to exist when our stories cease to be told.

Wow, this got long. Thank you for reading this, and thank you for your support! (You can find The Lone and Level Sands for free here, a gift for you. Like I said, I just want people to read my stuff.)

Recent posts by Emerson Grey

Tiers
STREETLIGHT
$1 or more per month

The simplest and most underrated of tiers.

You get access to all my Patreon posts, and if you let me know your Twitter handle I'll click that follow button and give you a shout-out!

Also, you get pictures of Cheetah and Pandora :)

WIFFIC
$5 or more per month

Wiffic patrons will receive pieces of my early drafts for an early look at my works-in-progress. You can tell me what you like, what you hate, and even offer suggestions to help the story be the best it can be.

JINN
$10 or more per month

Jinn patrons will get everything in Wiffic tier, plus bonus materials not included in drafts or the final books. This might include character backstories, fun facts about worlds and people, and early ideas that never made it into the final draft.

WINDMILL
$20 or more per month

Windmill patrons get everything in Jinn tier, and also have the opportunity to have their name added to a future story/book. Imagine having a character named after you :D

EIMTU
$50 or more per month

Eimtu patrons will get everything in Wiffic, Jinn, and Windmill tiers, including being mentioned in the Acknowledgments page in the published work, and getting a signed physical copy.

OLD ONE
$100 or more per month

Old One patrons receive all benefits from previous tiers. I will also send you a hand-written letter in the mail each month, letting you know about my progress and thanking you profusely for your generous support.