Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Welcome to FaerieTales

FaerieTales is an online serial novel about Holly, a young orphaned girl living on a rundown space colony who wants more out of her life. Despite the science fiction beginning, FaerieTales is primarily a fantasy story, and is very character driven. The main protagonist is a strong female character whose sexuality is deliberately rather ambiguous, mostly because she isn't really old enough to have decided on what she wants yet, but there will definitely be several same-sex pairings sharing the spotlight with her. So if that sort of thing bothers you, this might not be the story for you.

Since I draw a lot, and I have a ton of illustrations related to the story, my plan is to eventually work out some sort of bonus system for donations. Most likely, there will be a wallpaper download or something web-based when donations reach a certain amount, and possibly something for those individuals who donate over a certain amount at a time, probably a custom poster of one of the characters. Just give me a little time to work out all the details. My time, unfortunately, is limited at the moment, so let me settle into the routine of writing three times a week before I figure out how I'll make time for other things.

It would be amazingly wonderful if my donations and ad revenue ever reached the point where I could cut down to a part time job; I could update five times a week and shower my lovely readers with bonus material, and maybe even start doing FaerieTales as it was originally intended, as a manga-style comic. That is a shameless call for donations, in case it wasn't blatant enough for you. At the moment, however, I update three times a week, and I will likely put up a few pieces of bonus material just so you guys know what you'd be getting for your money. I'd like to be able to say that I update on Monday, Wednesday and Friday...but the truth is, I work fifty or more hours a week on a varied schedule, so it doesn't always happen that way. The good news is, sometimes I'm likely to forget that I've already posted three chapters for the week, and post an extra one once in a while.

So now that you know what to expect, both from the story and the author, on to Chapter 1!