Monica Reents is creating Poetry
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Hi, my name is Monica. I am a poet, writer, wife, and mother living with chronic pain due to syringomyelia, syringobulbia, Chiari malformation, and fibromyalgia, along with a few others. 

I have written multi-genre fiction and poetry, off and on, for the better part of twenty years. I, like too many people, had put my dreams off because of this thing I've been doing, called life. It happens. At the age of 34, I was diagnosed with syringomyelia, a rare spinal cord disease, almost three weeks after marrying my husband, Kevin. I had shown no signs of illness prior to the symptoms that began in early July 2011. The diagnosis changed our lives.

I have had several spinal cord surgeries and have not been able to continue working due to my loss of sensation and normal function. This is where I made a choice. I knew that finding/continuing life after the diagnosis was important, so in early 2012, I started writing poetry and outlining story ideas with the intention of publishing. I rediscovered my passion and have wrapped my goals for the future around writing. I have published a couple of poems, no major acclaim came from it, it was just awesome to finally see my work in print. 

Currently, I have several projects in motion. I am writing my first novel, a psychological thriller, Declaration of Alters (DOA). I enjoy writing from the darker side of my imagination, and this book is definitely proof of that. I am also writing my first collection of poetry that is being woven from the experiences of my life, from a difficult childhood to the present.

I also have a blog, My Chronic Happiness, where I share what it is like to live within the realm of chronic illness, sharing stories of my life, as well as, my journey into becoming an author. I am also writing a series of articles about syringomyelia and my life with this disease. I like to stay busy. 

My hope, with Patreon, is that I will be able to earn an income with my writing and gain valued readers. I want to be able to financially contribute to my family; as my neurosurgeon decided in 2011 that I am not able to work outside the home, this has been a hardship on my family. But I don't feel helpless, I have many abilities, a dream with passion, along with the determination to make my lifelong dream a reality. 
As for my writing goals with Patreon, I would love to have the ability to afford to submit my work (more often) into writing contests, and for publication inquiries. As most publications have a fee to read your submission, whether they chose your work or not. It quickly becomes expensive if you have several places you want to submit to. When my poetry collection and novel are complete, I would love to be able to afford a good editor and be able to pay for the marketing and promoting of my work. 
Like many people, I would love to travel and see the world, meet new people. I want to succeed so that I am able to provide the life that my family and I are working hard to create. I want to experience things in life while my body will allow it. My disease is progressive, so I don't know what my timeline looks like, but I want to control as much as possible. I am not terminal, but my body has restrictions and the disease is unpredictable.

It's simple ... I want to live a full life doing what I love. Who doesn't, really?

It is important, to your heart and soul, to pursue your dreams. I have so much to share and regardless of what I am going through, this journey continues to amaze me and I am looking forward to the future and what it holds.

Thank you for your patronage! 
~Monica

Tiers
Lyrically Speaking
$2 or more per month
~  I will post one new poem every Friday

~ You will have my undying gratitude for your support!

Goals
$3 of $500 per month
  • When I reach $500 per month, I will post a video to thank you for your support!
  • I will also post two extra poems each month! 
  • I will also share a list of the publications that I am submitting to.
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Hi, my name is Monica. I am a poet, writer, wife, and mother living with chronic pain due to syringomyelia, syringobulbia, Chiari malformation, and fibromyalgia, along with a few others. 

I have written multi-genre fiction and poetry, off and on, for the better part of twenty years. I, like too many people, had put my dreams off because of this thing I've been doing, called life. It happens. At the age of 34, I was diagnosed with syringomyelia, a rare spinal cord disease, almost three weeks after marrying my husband, Kevin. I had shown no signs of illness prior to the symptoms that began in early July 2011. The diagnosis changed our lives.

I have had several spinal cord surgeries and have not been able to continue working due to my loss of sensation and normal function. This is where I made a choice. I knew that finding/continuing life after the diagnosis was important, so in early 2012, I started writing poetry and outlining story ideas with the intention of publishing. I rediscovered my passion and have wrapped my goals for the future around writing. I have published a couple of poems, no major acclaim came from it, it was just awesome to finally see my work in print. 

Currently, I have several projects in motion. I am writing my first novel, a psychological thriller, Declaration of Alters (DOA). I enjoy writing from the darker side of my imagination, and this book is definitely proof of that. I am also writing my first collection of poetry that is being woven from the experiences of my life, from a difficult childhood to the present.

I also have a blog, My Chronic Happiness, where I share what it is like to live within the realm of chronic illness, sharing stories of my life, as well as, my journey into becoming an author. I am also writing a series of articles about syringomyelia and my life with this disease. I like to stay busy. 

My hope, with Patreon, is that I will be able to earn an income with my writing and gain valued readers. I want to be able to financially contribute to my family; as my neurosurgeon decided in 2011 that I am not able to work outside the home, this has been a hardship on my family. But I don't feel helpless, I have many abilities, a dream with passion, along with the determination to make my lifelong dream a reality. 
As for my writing goals with Patreon, I would love to have the ability to afford to submit my work (more often) into writing contests, and for publication inquiries. As most publications have a fee to read your submission, whether they chose your work or not. It quickly becomes expensive if you have several places you want to submit to. When my poetry collection and novel are complete, I would love to be able to afford a good editor and be able to pay for the marketing and promoting of my work. 
Like many people, I would love to travel and see the world, meet new people. I want to succeed so that I am able to provide the life that my family and I are working hard to create. I want to experience things in life while my body will allow it. My disease is progressive, so I don't know what my timeline looks like, but I want to control as much as possible. I am not terminal, but my body has restrictions and the disease is unpredictable.

It's simple ... I want to live a full life doing what I love. Who doesn't, really?

It is important, to your heart and soul, to pursue your dreams. I have so much to share and regardless of what I am going through, this journey continues to amaze me and I am looking forward to the future and what it holds.

Thank you for your patronage! 
~Monica

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Tiers
Lyrically Speaking
$2 or more per month
~  I will post one new poem every Friday

~ You will have my undying gratitude for your support!