beth blaszczyk is creating Writing, Photography and A Unique Perspective
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patrons

$92
per month
Hello and thank you so much for joining me here!  My name is Beth and I am a writer,  
(What We Do Is Secret Blog) photographer, traveler, unstoppable pursuant and supporter of art and a teller of experiences.  As I began to realize that I was now closer to 40 than I was to 35, I started to feel the conflict between the artist within me and the woman that I was presenting to the world become extremely heated.  I was meant to create art in this life and for this world.  In my opinion, the only test that I ever took in school that delivered accurate results was an aptitude test.  For every year that it was administered to me it produced the same results: Writer/Artist.

Naturally, I became a waitress.  I also got involved in the music industry as a DJ.  Most of my current income comes from being a Production Assistant, Dressing Room Coordinator, Talent Handler and various other job descriptions that translate roughly to thankless and underpaid positions.  

I've decided that I, and the rest of the world, deserve more from me.  I've committed to finishing what will become my first fiction novel.  The true Grit of my writing style can be read on my blog. You'll find that link as you read on.  Although a work of fiction, the story draws largely from my experiences growing up in an underground scene, struggles with losing so many close to me, my spontaneous nature that's landed me in some unspeakable places all over the globe and the ability to heal and actually grow  from the grey wash of such absurd depths.  I began working with a writing group and would now like to be able to finance private coaching with my mentor in order to streamline my publication goals.  That is what has brought me to Patreon.  That, and my love of Henry Miller, who was the first author I became intellectually attached to and who is very well known for having used Patrons to fund his endeavors. 

At the suggestion of my writing mentor, I recently began a blog.  Here What We Do Is Secret you can familiarize yourself with my literary and photographic voices.  My candor isn't for everyone, but for those whom it is, the feedback I've received regarding my readers' own insatiable needs to self liberate and their resolute endorsement of my vulnerability on the page have injected me with a hedonistic motivation to keep satisfying them. 

I would be honored and humbled to be a productive part of this community.  Having the freedom to commit to what I believe in and to continuously fuel the creative fire needed to deliver to you what I feel I Must (!) is an immeasurable gift for any artist!  I can't do it without you!  Will you please join me on my journey? I will be adding a "rewards" incentive soon!  I'd like for it to be something that my patrons can genuinely enjoy, so with that, any suggestions are welcome!

Lastly, I plan to introduce my Patrons to the characters in my book as well as some in my own life.  I'll give you sneak looks at how the book is developing. I'll also share free-writes with you and anything else that will continue to let you know how much I value and thrive off of your support!

I've projected a timeline for my work.

By January 1st (although I have been working on sections of the book for some time) I will have my working Outline done.

By May 1st: Completion of First Draft

September 1st: Final Edit

December 1st: Actively search out an agent and publisher.

Thank you for your support! 
~beth 



Tiers
Five Finger Discount
$5 or more per month
Five dollars or more  a month will get you a monthly patron-only post that will keep you specifically updated on the progress of the book, if I'm sticking to my projected timeline, and probably include a few emotionally unstable entries when I start having the inevitable relationship issues with the novel and its characters. I'll be sure that they're all against me and will probably need you to talk me off of the ledge. Make me be accountable to you with this pledge! (Keep in mind that if you'd like to pledge More than the tier amount, you can edit the "amount" box when signing up and claiming your reward)
You're A Perfect Ten
$10 or more per month
Personality Crisis! David Johanson is so happy you've picked this tier! In addition to the monthly updates, this is a special one because you'll get to meet the characters in the book. Once a month, I'm going to introduce the novel's characters to you. I'm going to give you a list of various writing prompts  to choose from for me to use.  After you've chosen the specs for me, I'll write you a scene involving those characters, and using your prompts. I'll produce the story within 48 hours for The Perfect Ten's  and up to enjoy! This will be a timed (25 min) and unedited free write. You'll be meeting the characters along with me! (Keep in mind that if you'd like to pledge More than the tier amount, you can edit the "amount" box when signing up and claiming your reward)
Fifteen For Fifteen! Join The Crew!
$15 or more per month
For $15 per month, you'll get the monthly patron-only post, the short story created by You, AND the first 15 people to pledge this amount will receive a hard copy of the book when it's finally published! I'll sign it for you, or your dogs, or the mailman! Whoever you want! Thank You! (Keep in mind that if you'd like to pledge More than the tier amount, you can edit the "amount" box when signing up and claiming your reward)
Friends For Life
$25 or more per month

Wow! Thank You! We're definitely friends for life now! For this pledge amount, you'll get the monthly updates, the short story tailored by you and the rest of my patrons, a hard copy of the book (if you're among the first 15), and I'll also let you choose three prints of mine a year , such as the one above. You may choose them all at once or spread out as you see ones that you enjoy. l'll print and sign them for you. My photography can be found at stivphoto.com  (Keep in mind that if you'd like to pledge More than the tier amount, you can edit the "amount" box when signing up and claiming your reward)

Goals
$92 of $500 per month
When I reach $500 per month, I will donate $50 of it to 826LA, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills. I will post a live video each month as I personally deliver my donation to the Echo Park Time Travel Mart  that sells the work of the children who have been involved with the non-profit as well as other important Time Traveler Needs.
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Hello and thank you so much for joining me here!  My name is Beth and I am a writer,  
(What We Do Is Secret Blog) photographer, traveler, unstoppable pursuant and supporter of art and a teller of experiences.  As I began to realize that I was now closer to 40 than I was to 35, I started to feel the conflict between the artist within me and the woman that I was presenting to the world become extremely heated.  I was meant to create art in this life and for this world.  In my opinion, the only test that I ever took in school that delivered accurate results was an aptitude test.  For every year that it was administered to me it produced the same results: Writer/Artist.

Naturally, I became a waitress.  I also got involved in the music industry as a DJ.  Most of my current income comes from being a Production Assistant, Dressing Room Coordinator, Talent Handler and various other job descriptions that translate roughly to thankless and underpaid positions.  

I've decided that I, and the rest of the world, deserve more from me.  I've committed to finishing what will become my first fiction novel.  The true Grit of my writing style can be read on my blog. You'll find that link as you read on.  Although a work of fiction, the story draws largely from my experiences growing up in an underground scene, struggles with losing so many close to me, my spontaneous nature that's landed me in some unspeakable places all over the globe and the ability to heal and actually grow  from the grey wash of such absurd depths.  I began working with a writing group and would now like to be able to finance private coaching with my mentor in order to streamline my publication goals.  That is what has brought me to Patreon.  That, and my love of Henry Miller, who was the first author I became intellectually attached to and who is very well known for having used Patrons to fund his endeavors. 

At the suggestion of my writing mentor, I recently began a blog.  Here What We Do Is Secret you can familiarize yourself with my literary and photographic voices.  My candor isn't for everyone, but for those whom it is, the feedback I've received regarding my readers' own insatiable needs to self liberate and their resolute endorsement of my vulnerability on the page have injected me with a hedonistic motivation to keep satisfying them. 

I would be honored and humbled to be a productive part of this community.  Having the freedom to commit to what I believe in and to continuously fuel the creative fire needed to deliver to you what I feel I Must (!) is an immeasurable gift for any artist!  I can't do it without you!  Will you please join me on my journey? I will be adding a "rewards" incentive soon!  I'd like for it to be something that my patrons can genuinely enjoy, so with that, any suggestions are welcome!

Lastly, I plan to introduce my Patrons to the characters in my book as well as some in my own life.  I'll give you sneak looks at how the book is developing. I'll also share free-writes with you and anything else that will continue to let you know how much I value and thrive off of your support!

I've projected a timeline for my work.

By January 1st (although I have been working on sections of the book for some time) I will have my working Outline done.

By May 1st: Completion of First Draft

September 1st: Final Edit

December 1st: Actively search out an agent and publisher.

Thank you for your support! 
~beth 



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Tiers
Five Finger Discount
$5 or more per month
Five dollars or more  a month will get you a monthly patron-only post that will keep you specifically updated on the progress of the book, if I'm sticking to my projected timeline, and probably include a few emotionally unstable entries when I start having the inevitable relationship issues with the novel and its characters. I'll be sure that they're all against me and will probably need you to talk me off of the ledge. Make me be accountable to you with this pledge! (Keep in mind that if you'd like to pledge More than the tier amount, you can edit the "amount" box when signing up and claiming your reward)
You're A Perfect Ten
$10 or more per month
Personality Crisis! David Johanson is so happy you've picked this tier! In addition to the monthly updates, this is a special one because you'll get to meet the characters in the book. Once a month, I'm going to introduce the novel's characters to you. I'm going to give you a list of various writing prompts  to choose from for me to use.  After you've chosen the specs for me, I'll write you a scene involving those characters, and using your prompts. I'll produce the story within 48 hours for The Perfect Ten's  and up to enjoy! This will be a timed (25 min) and unedited free write. You'll be meeting the characters along with me! (Keep in mind that if you'd like to pledge More than the tier amount, you can edit the "amount" box when signing up and claiming your reward)
Fifteen For Fifteen! Join The Crew!
$15 or more per month
For $15 per month, you'll get the monthly patron-only post, the short story created by You, AND the first 15 people to pledge this amount will receive a hard copy of the book when it's finally published! I'll sign it for you, or your dogs, or the mailman! Whoever you want! Thank You! (Keep in mind that if you'd like to pledge More than the tier amount, you can edit the "amount" box when signing up and claiming your reward)
Friends For Life
$25 or more per month

Wow! Thank You! We're definitely friends for life now! For this pledge amount, you'll get the monthly updates, the short story tailored by you and the rest of my patrons, a hard copy of the book (if you're among the first 15), and I'll also let you choose three prints of mine a year , such as the one above. You may choose them all at once or spread out as you see ones that you enjoy. l'll print and sign them for you. My photography can be found at stivphoto.com  (Keep in mind that if you'd like to pledge More than the tier amount, you can edit the "amount" box when signing up and claiming your reward)