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After the first week of the workshop, the novel stands at 6,478 words. So I’m on track, but there are still a lot of words to go.
|What I Write||
Murder mysteries with gods in ’em. Brains with computers in ’em. Versions of New Orleans with superheroes or steampunk automatons or shapeshifters in ’em.
Anything I can get away with, honestly.
The City of Lost Fortunes – forthcoming from JJA Books/HMH in April 2018
“The Independence Patch” – forthcoming in Lightspeed in 2018
My goal for this write-a-thon is to write 30,000 words by the end of the workshop. That’s 1000 words a day for 5 days a week for 6 weeks. I’m working on my second Gods of the Crescent City novel, so more words would be delightful, but this is the goal I’ve set for myself.
I don’t have a set amount I’d like to raise, but I do have some tiered rewards should you choose to sponsor Clarion West in my name.
Tier one – Less than $20: My sincere and significant gratitude. Fistbumps next time I see you. That sort of thing.
Tier two – $20 – $29: All the gratitude from tier one plus a post card from New Orleans. I’ll do my best to write something clever, but cleverness is not guaranteed.
Tier three – $30 – 49: Gratitude, post card, plus I’ll let you add a character to my second Gods of the Crescent City novel. Got a favorite deity? Want to show up at the everlasting party in the Afterlife? Want your sworn enemy to get maimed/eaten/seduced by a chaos god? Want to fulfill your lifelong dream of becoming a psychopomp? Here’s how that can happen.
Tier four – $50 – $74: Gratitude, post card, character of your choice, plus a signed, personalized galley (an uncorrected, bound proof) of my first novel, The City of Lost Fortunes. The more money you give, the more I’ll write in the front of the book.
Tier Five – $75 – $199: Gratitude, post card, character, signed galley, and a Skype conversation with me about whatever you’d like. Clarion West, fiction, the writing process, my book, New Orleans, superhero movies, whatever. It’s your conversation. We’ll start at half an hour, and the more you give, the longer we’ll talk.
Tier Six – $200 and up: Gratitude, post card, character, signed galley, Skype conversation, and I’ll read and critique your fiction. $200 gets you 50 pages of fiction, and then it’s a buck a page after that. For $300, I’ll read a full novel, unless it’s like, 800 pages, in which case send me an email and I’ll quote you an amount.
If any of this interests you, make your donation and send me a message at: firstname.lastname@example.org.