Patreon Launch!

Well… it’s been a hot minute, hasn’t it? I’m not sure anyone follows this blog anymore, but I figured I’d update you all if you do!

If you follow me on Tumblr/Twitter you may have noticed that I’ve diversified what I write, AKA I got sucked into fanfiction for the first time in my life. A little over a year ago I was in a hell of a dark place–I’d lost all hope of being agented and pursuing traditional publishing yet again, my herniated disc situation had no hope of any relief from the pain, I didn’t know what I could do for a job when I could hardly sit up, among many other things. And I couldn’t even escape into books because picking up a published book reminded me how I failed writing in every way. (Regardless of whether or not I actually failed, it felt like it–still feels like it sometimes.) They would make me physically ill to read, which I know is ~dramatique~, but it was just years and years of being beaten down piling up on me, and I didn’t know what to do.

And then I was scrolling through Tumblr, and happened across a short ficlet of Yuri!!! on Ice fanfiction. Typically I just scroll past stuff like this on my dash, but when I saw it I remembered how happy that show had made me, how good it was. So I indulged. For months. And probably millions of words. And for the first time in a while, I felt somewhat happy? Most people equate fanfiction with being mindless, bad smut, but I’ve found stories that are more intricate and breathtaking that I’d ever read of anything published, regardless of the rating. These authors break the rules and the mold to create masterpieces that are free.

It’d been years since I’d actually really wanted to write, but I wanted to give back to this wonderful community that dragged me out from the depths of hopelessness and helplessness and possibly also purposefully write something that could never be published and was super indulgent and fun.

So I wrote a fic. Then one fic turned to two, then to three, then more and more until we end up here? Somehow??? I have a mildly popular fic under my belt, an amazing Discord server, and I’ve gotten the opportunity to share my original work again through, Patreon.

I’ve been posting chapters of Beneath Stained Glass Wings (AKA Poop Dragon AKA the novel that’s been through hell and back again with me) for a few weeks now, and there are also opportunities to see and influence exclusive content for Patrons! Not to mention access to my fanfic stuff earlier than everyone else. And I’m always looking to expand what I offer, so I take suggestions and comments to heart. I know the chances of me being able to support myself doing this are very, very slim, but it’s so amazing to finally be at the point where people care and appreciate my work enough to invest in me and my career. So if you’ve ever enjoyed the content that I put out, and would like to support me and/or read more of my work, please consider checking it out? And if you don’t have the cash to spare (which I totally understand), maybe consider sharing my posting on Tumblr and Twitter?

TLDR; I bucked up and finally started a Patron because fandom ROCKS (and I miss writing original fic), and I want to release all sorts of content for peeps to enjoy. :D

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Bacon, out.

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Prompt Call: Forest

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After skipping a round, it’s prompt call time again! Give me your prompts, and I’ll take every last one and work it into a short story. This time, the theme is FOREST! Tell me, what lurks in the dark shadows of the trees? Or is it the trees itself we should be fearing? Anything goes for a prompt: ideas, words, pictures, poetry, music, whatever you can throw at me. You don’t have to follow the theme, it’s just a nudge to get your brain juices flowing. Otherwise, the general rules apply:

  • You can prompt at any point in time, on any social media where I lurk (like on these posts on Insta, Twitter, and Tumblr), but if it might get worked into the next story if it’s later.
  • You can give me as many prompts as you like—just pretty please keep it within reason.
  • Keep prompts PG-13, and nothing offensive.
  • By giving me prompts, you’re giving me the honor to do whatever I’d like with them in/with my stories as my content. Prompts themselves remains to whoever owns them.

For more info, stories, and custom stories, check out the project page. And if you want to support this project, consider giving me a coffee on Ko-Fi?

Now, hit me with those prompts! And look forward to the story written with last theme’s prompts going live tomorrow!!!

Bacon, out.

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Prompt Call: Shopping

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Prompt call time! Give me your prompts, and I’ll take every last one and work it into a short story. This time, the theme is SHOPPING! Anything goes: ideas, words, pictures, poetry, music, whatever you can throw at me. Maybe you have some shopping horror stories, or you’ve seen a hilarious product, or anything else! You don’t have to follow the theme, it’s just a nudge to get your brain juices flowing. Otherwise, the general rules apply:

  • You can prompt at any point in time, on any social media where I lurk (like on these posts on Insta, Twitter, and Tumblr), but if it might get worked into the next story if it’s later.
  • You can give me as many prompts as you like—just pretty please keep it within reason.
  • Keep prompts PG-13, and nothing offensive.
  • By giving me prompts, you’re giving me the honor to do whatever I’d like with them in/with my stories as my content. Prompts themselves remains to whoever owns them.

For more info, stories, and custom stories, check out the project page. And if you want to support this project, consider giving me a coffee on Ko-Fi?

Now, hit me with those prompts! And look forward to the story written with last theme’s prompts going live tomorrow!!!

Bacon, out.

Prompt Call: Ocean

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Prompt call time! Give me your prompts, and I’ll take every last one and work it into a short story. This time, the theme is OCEAN! (Because this heatwave has murdered me and I wish I were a mermaid at this point.) Anything goes: ideas, words, pictures, poetry, music, whatever you can throw at me. You don’t have to follow the theme, it’s just a nudge to get your brain juices flowing. Otherwise, the general rules apply:

  • You can prompt at any point in time, on any social media where I lurk (like on these posts on Insta, Twitter, and Tumblr), but if it might get worked into the next story if it’s later.
  • You can give me as many prompts as you like—just pretty please keep it within reason.
  • Keep prompts PG-13, and nothing offensive.
  • By giving me prompts, you’re giving me the honor to do whatever I’d like with them in/with my stories as my content. Prompts themselves remains to whoever owns them.

For more info, stories, and custom stories, check out the project page. And if you want to support this project, consider giving me a coffee on Ko-Fi?

Now, hit me with those prompts! And look forward to the story written with last theme’s prompts going live tomorrow!!!

Bacon, out.

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Prompt Call: Dessert

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Prompt call time! Give me your prompts, and I’ll take every last one and work it into a short story. This time, the theme is DESSERT! (I kept typoing it instead of desert last time, so I was inspired.) Anything goes: ideas, words, pictures, poetry, music, whatever you can throw at me. You don’t have to follow the theme, it’s just a nudge to get your brain juices flowing. Otherwise, the general rules apply:

  • You can prompt at any point in time, on any social media where I lurk (like on these posts on Insta, Twitter, and Tumblr), but if it might get worked into the next story if it’s later.
  • You can give me as many prompts as you like—just pretty please keep it within reason.
  • Keep prompts PG-13, and nothing offensive.
  • By giving me prompts, you’re giving me the honor to do whatever I’d like with them in/with my stories as my content. Prompts themselves remains to whoever owns them.

For more info, stories, and custom stories, check out the project page. And if you want to support this project, consider giving me a coffee on Ko-Fi?

Now, hit me with those prompts! And look forward to the story written with last theme’s prompts going live tomorrow!!!

Bacon, out.

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A Short of Sorts: Beginnings

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Sorry to post two days in a row! This’ll be the last until next weekend, just trying to catch up. :D This one may be a bit familiar if you’ve been around the blog awhile. I took it down a while ago, but I thought it’d be good practice for the project I’ll be giving more info on next weekend. Stay tuned. ;) Check out this story on Instagram and Tumblr, if you’d like!

Enjoyed this story? Consider buying me a coffee on Ko-Fi!

Bacon, out.Bus

And the winner is…..

Eep! My amazing mentee, Kalie, placed second in TeenPit this year! Check out her pitch and first 250 words of her novel in the full post! So proud of this amazing young writer!!!

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Congratulations to all of our TeenPit finalists and their mentors, and a big thank you to our judging panel! This has been a great learning experience for our teens and we are so appreciative of the mentor’s time and talents. Education is the basis of TeenPit; teens learning a little about the publishing world through the eyes of their mentors. It is our hope all of our participants have had fun and maybe learned something along the way.

To all of our entrants: we are always here if you have questions. Please ask. We’d love to hear from you and keep up with how you your writing journey is faring.

ENOUGH STALLING!

The judges have read every entry and we have the results!

Our TeenPit Class of 2018 winner is:

Breeny N. and her manuscript YOU TRULY ASSUMED!

Mentor: Erin Foster Hartley

GENRE: YA Contemporary (Own Voices)

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New Covers!

First off, I’m sorry I haven’t been around here and posting new Bacon Typo posts. It’s been a really rough winter, and as my self-confidence seems to have taken a permanent vacation, I haven’t been able to write or edit that much. However, I’ve scraped myself up off the ground and I’m now working on a few exciting and secret things involving visual novels, podcasts, graphic novellas, and more, so I’m sprucing up the site! Which includes, without any further ado, new covers for both Prompted and The Curious Tale of the Starry-Eyed Princess!!!

Prompted’s illustration done by the wonderful Telariwho I’ll be working with more, and soon!

 

So, what do you guys think? They were a blast to make, and I really like how they came out! My next project announcement should be coming soon… ;)

Bacon, out.

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Bacon Typos: Round 4! (Typo Extravaganza!!!)

Sorry for the long break between typos! With Pitch Wars (speaking of, go check out my mentee’s amazing entry over here), life shenanigans, and writing/editing, I’ve been a busy bee and forgotten my first-Wednesday-of-the-month post. So, without further ado, enjoy the hoard of typos I’ve been sitting on!

 

There you have it! I hope my mistakes at least gave you a chuckle in the middle of the week doldrums. I post the typos in text as I find them on Twitter and on my author Tumblr, so feel free to follow for more throughout the month.

Bacon, out.

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