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Who Am I?
I'm Richard Hein, and I make things up.

I'm an author of works of Fiction - from  Epic Fantasy to Urban Fantasy. Currently I have five full novels published, with the most recent - Tortured Souls : Broken Souls Book 2 out in November 2017. 

I love writing. In 2017 I published two novels, and would like to get to a point where I'm doing five or six a year. That's ambitious, you say? You bet it is. I'm trying to hit at least 1000 words written a day, which means an average novel in about three months - not counting editing and revisions, of course. In order to crank the writing dials up to 11, I need to free up more time. I've still got a day job, and I'd like to get to where my only job is making things up, putting them in books, and throwing them out there for people to read. Once I hit certain goals, I'll jump that to 2000 words a day. With luck, I'm hoping to go even higher, but let's not count our chickens before the cart, right?

Why Patreon?
Good question. I have yet to invent a way to increase the number of hours in a day from 24 to something better. Until that point (research is ongoing), I need a way to better utilize the time I have for writing. That hopefully means spending less time at a day job programming and more time crafting Fiction. Beyond that, there's a lot of costs associated with publishing - the cover, the editing, the marketing, the mailing list, and the like.

That's where you come in.

Patreon is a wonderful tool for people to directly support those that create. I'd like you - yes, you - to help me create both more time and novels. The more time I spend writing, the more I can get those books out. It's like a weird version of photosynthesis, except instead of converting sunlight into delicious nutrients, I'm converting time into words.

Good deal, you say? You bet it is.

What Do You Get, Then?
Words. Lots of words. Most of them are pretty good, even in the order I assemble them in. You will be supporting me in my journey to write and publish more. Most of these words are digital, and you'll get a lot of electronic stuff if you support. Some higher tiers might even get physical stuff - signed books, random stuff I find, things like that. You'll be able to sleep better at night knowing that you helped me prioritize the love of my life (writing; also cats). You'll get a peek into the process behind the curtains (which have a cute duck print, by the way) - see chapters ahead of time, sneak peeks of upcoming covers, FREE copies of books, random words on the art of writing I record somewhere.

Sound too good to be true? Well, okay, it probably is, but you're doing this because you like what I'm doing, so you can forgive me for stretching things a bit.

What Are My Goals?
Oh, you want specifics? That's fair, I suppose. Here's a handful of things on the docket that need addressing - things you'd be helping me tackle. You're an enabler like that, aren't you?
  • Finish the Broken Souls series, my Urban Fantasy novels. With two published, a third under way, and somewhere between one and three more in the works, I'd like to see this finished;
  • Finish the Epic Fantasy series I started, known only as "The Towers Trilogy" in my Scrivener. The first novel in this three book series, tentatively titled The Curse of Iron, has already been started and is about a third done on the first draft;
  • Finish the three or four partial novels I have sitting around in a virtual safe somewhere. These are all Fantasy in some sort, some of which are over 60k in length. They just need time - which, as we have established above, is what I'm in need of here;
  • Relax. Between a day job that's an average of 50 hours a week - not counting the 1.5 hour drive time each day, the time spent writing/editing/brainstorming my writing, spending time with my cats and girlfriend, and running a SEVENTEEN YEAR LONG weekly gaming session in person, I don't have a lot of time for much else. I'd like you to help me find a bit more time to get back into hiking (I promise pictures), biking, and being a better me.

How Will Your Patronage Help?
Easy! If I can quit my day job or get to a point where I can dial things back to a safe part-time amount, I can do all those things. Time for cats AND writing? I know, it's like a dream come true, right? My overall goal is to hit $1200/month, which would cover EVERYTHING - rent, cats, utilities, food, insurance, cats. I'm not looking to make as much as my day job; I'm purely looking to cover costs and write more. The rest will hopefully be taken care of by my writing income, which you will be helping me build.

Well, Okay Then!
That's about it. Let's get this thing started! Thanks!
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
$1 or more per month
THANK YOU! Everything does help, and it's great to know people want to help. You get my thanks at this level.
Pledge $3 or more per month
$3 or more per month
FREE BOOKS! That's right! Everything from the previous tiers, plus I'll send you a digital copy of ALL my novels in epub and mobi format. You'll also get access to Patron-only blog posts where I ramble about writing and the like.
Pledge $5 or more per month
$5 or more per month
Musings on my specific writing. You'll get access to thoughts on my upcoming and past projects, outline notes, and commentary on various chapters. You'll also get random pictures of my writing life - spoilers, a lot of them are going to be cat pictures.
Pledge $10 or more per month
$10 or more per month
Wow, thank you! At this tier, once a month I'll send you a Work In Progress chapter of something I've been doing. Warning - these will be unedited and unrefined, likely full of typos and bland as all heck as I usually do a pass where I strengthen the prose. You want to peer behind the veil, this tier is for you!
Pledge $20 or more per month
$20 or more per month
At this tier, we've created enough time to do some extra fun stuff. Everything from the previous tiers, plus I'll do a video once a month, talking about random things with regards to writing. I'll throw open a Q&A so that you can ask questions about my novels or my process and get real, actual answers! Warning: answers may be snarky, but they'll be real.
Pledge $30 or more per month
$30 or more per month only 20 left
Okay, seriously, thank you. Hopefully this isn't breaking the bank for you. At this tier, you get everything from the previous tiers, plus a new signed paperback version of my new novels once they come out. I'll also send you a signed postcard each month from places I visit.
Goals
$0 of $200 per month
A good first goal. $200 a month means that the ball is rolling and things are in motion. At this goal, I'll be able to cover the costs of most of the behind the scenes tools I use - the website, my mailing list, my promotions, and the like.
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Who Am I?
I'm Richard Hein, and I make things up.

I'm an author of works of Fiction - from  Epic Fantasy to Urban Fantasy. Currently I have five full novels published, with the most recent - Tortured Souls : Broken Souls Book 2 out in November 2017. 

I love writing. In 2017 I published two novels, and would like to get to a point where I'm doing five or six a year. That's ambitious, you say? You bet it is. I'm trying to hit at least 1000 words written a day, which means an average novel in about three months - not counting editing and revisions, of course. In order to crank the writing dials up to 11, I need to free up more time. I've still got a day job, and I'd like to get to where my only job is making things up, putting them in books, and throwing them out there for people to read. Once I hit certain goals, I'll jump that to 2000 words a day. With luck, I'm hoping to go even higher, but let's not count our chickens before the cart, right?

Why Patreon?
Good question. I have yet to invent a way to increase the number of hours in a day from 24 to something better. Until that point (research is ongoing), I need a way to better utilize the time I have for writing. That hopefully means spending less time at a day job programming and more time crafting Fiction. Beyond that, there's a lot of costs associated with publishing - the cover, the editing, the marketing, the mailing list, and the like.

That's where you come in.

Patreon is a wonderful tool for people to directly support those that create. I'd like you - yes, you - to help me create both more time and novels. The more time I spend writing, the more I can get those books out. It's like a weird version of photosynthesis, except instead of converting sunlight into delicious nutrients, I'm converting time into words.

Good deal, you say? You bet it is.

What Do You Get, Then?
Words. Lots of words. Most of them are pretty good, even in the order I assemble them in. You will be supporting me in my journey to write and publish more. Most of these words are digital, and you'll get a lot of electronic stuff if you support. Some higher tiers might even get physical stuff - signed books, random stuff I find, things like that. You'll be able to sleep better at night knowing that you helped me prioritize the love of my life (writing; also cats). You'll get a peek into the process behind the curtains (which have a cute duck print, by the way) - see chapters ahead of time, sneak peeks of upcoming covers, FREE copies of books, random words on the art of writing I record somewhere.

Sound too good to be true? Well, okay, it probably is, but you're doing this because you like what I'm doing, so you can forgive me for stretching things a bit.

What Are My Goals?
Oh, you want specifics? That's fair, I suppose. Here's a handful of things on the docket that need addressing - things you'd be helping me tackle. You're an enabler like that, aren't you?
  • Finish the Broken Souls series, my Urban Fantasy novels. With two published, a third under way, and somewhere between one and three more in the works, I'd like to see this finished;
  • Finish the Epic Fantasy series I started, known only as "The Towers Trilogy" in my Scrivener. The first novel in this three book series, tentatively titled The Curse of Iron, has already been started and is about a third done on the first draft;
  • Finish the three or four partial novels I have sitting around in a virtual safe somewhere. These are all Fantasy in some sort, some of which are over 60k in length. They just need time - which, as we have established above, is what I'm in need of here;
  • Relax. Between a day job that's an average of 50 hours a week - not counting the 1.5 hour drive time each day, the time spent writing/editing/brainstorming my writing, spending time with my cats and girlfriend, and running a SEVENTEEN YEAR LONG weekly gaming session in person, I don't have a lot of time for much else. I'd like you to help me find a bit more time to get back into hiking (I promise pictures), biking, and being a better me.

How Will Your Patronage Help?
Easy! If I can quit my day job or get to a point where I can dial things back to a safe part-time amount, I can do all those things. Time for cats AND writing? I know, it's like a dream come true, right? My overall goal is to hit $1200/month, which would cover EVERYTHING - rent, cats, utilities, food, insurance, cats. I'm not looking to make as much as my day job; I'm purely looking to cover costs and write more. The rest will hopefully be taken care of by my writing income, which you will be helping me build.

Well, Okay Then!
That's about it. Let's get this thing started! Thanks!

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
$1 or more per month
THANK YOU! Everything does help, and it's great to know people want to help. You get my thanks at this level.
Pledge $3 or more per month
$3 or more per month
FREE BOOKS! That's right! Everything from the previous tiers, plus I'll send you a digital copy of ALL my novels in epub and mobi format. You'll also get access to Patron-only blog posts where I ramble about writing and the like.
Pledge $5 or more per month
$5 or more per month
Musings on my specific writing. You'll get access to thoughts on my upcoming and past projects, outline notes, and commentary on various chapters. You'll also get random pictures of my writing life - spoilers, a lot of them are going to be cat pictures.
Pledge $10 or more per month
$10 or more per month
Wow, thank you! At this tier, once a month I'll send you a Work In Progress chapter of something I've been doing. Warning - these will be unedited and unrefined, likely full of typos and bland as all heck as I usually do a pass where I strengthen the prose. You want to peer behind the veil, this tier is for you!
Pledge $20 or more per month
$20 or more per month
At this tier, we've created enough time to do some extra fun stuff. Everything from the previous tiers, plus I'll do a video once a month, talking about random things with regards to writing. I'll throw open a Q&A so that you can ask questions about my novels or my process and get real, actual answers! Warning: answers may be snarky, but they'll be real.
Pledge $30 or more per month
$30 or more per month only 20 left
Okay, seriously, thank you. Hopefully this isn't breaking the bank for you. At this tier, you get everything from the previous tiers, plus a new signed paperback version of my new novels once they come out. I'll also send you a signed postcard each month from places I visit.