Patreon – What do you say?

I have been looking more and more into setting up a Patreon account for my Steampunk/Victorian Fantasy series The Diaries of James Purcell.

When I think of rewards levels I feel confused. I have settled on one of two reward levels based on a monthly donation system, but now need you thoughts.

£3.00 pcm – Name listed in both digital and print as a Patron as well as access to the Patreon blog and Members area of the new site (when I get the UI sorted out)

£5.00 pcm – The above +free digital copy when available.

£10.00 pcm – The above+ free paper copy.

£15.00 pcm – All of the others except that the paperback will be signed and come with a special free gift.

Originally I was going to lower the levels but as with all things, the parts for the free gift are not available anymore and have to pick more expensive versions.

So having never done this before, what do you say?
Please drop me a message and let me know what your view is?
The only time I will not allowed a message is if it’s trolling or spam so please feel free to have your say.

As ever,

See you in port next time Airship Captains.

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NaNoWriMo Day 2

NaNoWriMo Day 2

How is it going everyone?

Like alot of other people I will post my progress.

3362/3333! = Ahead of target only just.

My local regional set a target of 5000 for today, well last night I finished  @ 1666 which leaves me miles behind the challenged target.

Nevermind, at least I am still on NaNo’s target two days in a row.

Steampunk Colt Navy 1851 Part II

Steampunk Colt Navy 1851 Part II

Steampunk Colt Navy 1851

I haven’t really done much (Who am I kidding.)

Finished cutting out the body, Snapped the barrel where the wedge now lives. Receiver has been shaped (not true to form) Handle glued to receiver.

Need to wait for a bit to order the 40mm rod for the revolving bit and mill out some rounds.

All ready planning a MKII due to so many errors on this one (handle is not square to body) but as this one will be steamed up, I can hide a few of the errors.

Colt Navy 1851 Steampunk Prop.

Colt Navy 1851 Steampunk Prop.

 

When Idea’s for my book lag I start working on making things. My latest project is a Colt Navy 1851 which I am building out of acrylic and wood. It won’t be a perfect clone as it will get a Steampunk treatment to it.

Acrylic Colt Navy parts.

This shows a few of the rough parts placed together.

I still have polishing, engraving and staining to do on the grip and find two identical gears to place in the grip. The barrel still needs trimming, shaping and drilling to finish.

Today’s project on the Colt Navy was the centre section of gun.

This image shows the trigger guard added to the centre (would receiver still be technically correct for a gun like this). I’m not sure if my plans are abit under scale or the soldiers of that time had small fingers, but I can only just get the finger into it!

The finished gun will have some special decoration to match the gun carried by Captain James Purcell in my books, The Diaries of James Purcell. Still a long way to go but once it’s finished I will start work on a proper mechanically (but non firing) version.

It’s now raining so I can’t do any more on it today and I need to send the barrel away to be drilled (I have no Idea how to get a 10mm diameter hole squarely down a 190mm barrel!) but on closing.

How on earth did they do these things without power tools, I have no idea how they managed it!.

Well that’s all from today’s Diary of James Purcell. See you in port next time, Airship Pilots.

On to Book 2.5 and book 3. Shelly Lee and The Black diary.

Well as much as I need a rest, my misfiring synapse and crying out to write more.

Book 2.5 – Shelly Lee, continues the story of the crew of the Aether Shadow after James leaves and finished just after book 3 starts.

Book 3 – The Black Diary, Is the end to the James’s story. He does not get killed, but his part in all this come to a temporary end.

 

Over all, this world has 15 books planned over several sub series that intertwine with each other. There is also two prequel series that will cover the younger years of James building up to the events of the The Diaries of James Purcell.

 

That’s all I can say for now, as the keyboard calls out to me. 

See you in port soon Airship Captains!