THE GOAL IS $50,000
the counter stands at: 16,323.94(Updated at least every 8 hours, more often if i happen to be here.)
IT ENDS JULY 16TH.
The Short Version Of Why I’m Doing This: I started the blog to promote my writing. It did that a little, but mostly it’s its own thing. I have fans for the blog and fans for the fiction, and never the twain shall meet.
After years of friends (including Jerry Pournelle, and no I never did it in his lifetime) telling me I should do a fundraiser or rattle the tin cup after every post, I realized that while I love the blog and don’t intend to give it up, it’s eating my life and to an extent my fiction writing because there’s only so many hours in the day.
So…. I decided to do a fundraiser, so I can hire people to do some of the other stuff that must be done, so I can blog, write, and not be so sleep deprived that sometimes, inexplicably, I go down for fifteen hours of sleep without planning it.
For the fuller explanation etc, look here: TANSTAAFL DAY 1- In Which The Writer Tries to Fund the Blog.
THE INCENTIVES AND TIERS:
Tier 1– $10 or more – A shout out on my blog, all with all other the supporters, by name, in one massive “Thank you” post. [Jokey or offensive names will not be included at author’s discretion.]
Tier 2– $25 or more – Email jpg of certificate with funny fish saying “I Was Carped at according to hoyt.com” and a Certificate of being a member of Hoyt’s Huns, cultural wars sapper battalion, in good standing.
Tier 3– $60 or more – Exclusive ebook collection of USAian stories. (Including a new, original, never published story.) Estimated delivery August 2023 (SHORT STORIES NOT THE BOOKS!)
Tier 4– $100 or more – Your name will appear in a mass death/other mass event/list in one of Sarah’s books. [estimated delivery up through July 2023. All indie books, as no others are guaranteed.]
Tier 5– $150 or more – A sound file of Sarah saying “Moose and Squirrel.”
Tier 6 – $250 or more – Will send a signed copy of trade paperback Gentleman takes a chance and one large postcard with book covers, also signed. (USPS- continental US only. All others, let’s talk.) [estimated delivery Sept 2022]
Tier 7 – $350 or more – Three signed books (of our choice), plus two extra items from “Sarah’s Garage”, (also of our choice) which might very well be a small rubber fish. (You’ve been warned.) USPS only. Continental U.S. only [estimated delivery Sept 2022]
Tier 8 – $500 or more – Personalized tuckerization. You will become your very own zany character, with at least a line or two of dialogue, and physical description. Physical safety and life of character not guaranteed. If you perish, it will NOT (repeat not) be in a mass death event or a list of other kinds. [estimated delivery up through July 2023. All indie books, as no others are guaranteed.] [Jokey or offensive names, descriptions and personalities will not be included at author’s discretion.]
Tier 9 – $1000 or more – A CHOICE OF:
Option 1 -Will read the first 10 pages and outline of your novel and provide timely critique, with the understanding that I am not infallible. (A skype, zoom or other video call to discuss the work for an hour or so.) [estimated delivery Winter 2022 – Spring 2023]
Option 2 – Large box of ten signed books, plus items ranging from a con badge, to a mini dinosaur skeleton or a print of Sarah’s original art, or other items from Sarah’s garage. USPS only. Continental U.S. only [estimated delivery Sept 2022]
Option 3 – Signed copy of Sarah’s old copyedited or page-proof manuscripts. [estimated delivery Fall 2022] (5 limit.)
Tier 10 – $5000 or more – You will become a major character on one of my books, and I’ll try to reflect your appearance, and chosen personality. [estimated delivery up through July 2023. All indie books, as no others are guaranteed.] [Jokey or offensive names, descriptions and personalities will not be included at author’s discretion. You don’t get to have someone else be an offensive character. (Sorry!) Your actions will be altered to serve the plot if needed.] – Limit 5. (You’ll be informed if this has been claimed, and given a chance for a refund or of a comparable reward.)
Tier Insane – $25000 or more – My husband and I will travel to a city in the continental US and have dinner with you and your plus one. (Continental US only.) – Limit ONE. [Delivery up to July 2023.] (You’ll be informed if this has been claimed, and given a chance for a refund or of a comparable reward.)
ALL TIERS INCLUDE ALL PREVIOUS TIERS EXCEPT FOR THOSE THAT ARE NUMBER LIMITED.
If you want to be thanked/mentioned by a name different from your regular one, please email to: bookpimping at outlook dot com.
DONATE TO ACCORDING TO HOYT TAANSTAFL DAYS (The previous words are a link!)
FOR CHECK DONATIONS:
Sarah A. Hoyt
304 S Jones Blvd #6771
Las Vegas, NV 89107
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The picture below is not my best work. I was hoping to do another one today, but I woke up late. At any rate, it is released under creative commons, so if you want to you can improve on it.
At any rate, this is my thank you to everyone who has donated so far, and my incentive to the others for putting up with the dog and pony show!
25 thoughts on “TANSTAAFL DAY FIVE- Good Lord, Is It Really Morning? And Free SF picture.”
That is very blue.
I somehow missed Tier 7 the first few read-throughs. It made me snicker this morning. Thanks! 🙂
I could swing $76 (and fees…) yesterday, which seemed appropriate.
Now, if I could have manage $1776 (and fees)…. but one must start at the start and proceed… and… (anyone NOT see it coming?) ox slow.
You could always send $17.76 one of these days…
It’s a surprise.
Cross-eyed and holding a phaser. Nice suit, though. Might be an interesting plot device: “The Hot Chick Who Couldn’t Shoot Straight.”
Not crosseyed from where I am.
Is it really morning?
Afraid so. [Crazy Grin]
Nice rendering. She looks a lot like a lady I saw last night sitting on a park bench at the big fireworks show, just with fewer freckles and different clothes. The fireworks lady was sitting out of the way smoking a cigarette, unlike the jerk who was smoking a joint about a dozen feet away from where we’d set up to enjoy the fireworks. Awesome fireworks display, but I had to take a shower when I got home, and woke up a bit congested.
My former (now deceased) neighbor was a bit like that. No weed (thankfully) but while enjoyed his generosity with a screwdriver, the price was ALWAYS a need to shower and do laundry – and I was more than once tempted to combine such. “Smoked like a chimney” barely begins to describe. Good guy, overall, but phew-wee!
My poor old male gaze is getting a workout this week. ~:D
Sarah, sorry to horn in on your bleg, but…
WEll, I got banned from Twitter again.
This time for “hateful conduct”
IF you still use twitter, launch a campaign to restore my account
And that would be Sarah’s problem…why?
You feel wronged, you’re upset, I get that. Doesn’t mean you should barge in here demanding action from our hostess and/or her guests.
Come here to vent about the intolerance of Leftroids, piss and moan, rail against the unfairness of it all, and we’ll commiserate, somebody might try to help, but making demands is Right Out. You come off sounding just like the entitled twits that banned you from Twatter. Or, is that the…whatever.
They say I can’t be a nonconformist because I’m not like the other nonconformists.
I use it rarely and I’m not sure how to do that.
WP seems to be eating my comments again. I got one vignette up on the Sunday vignette challenge post, but WP has eaten all three of my attempts to get the second one up. Check if they’re in the spam trap and let the first one up (you can discard the additional ones). Otherwise I’m going to just give up and post it on my blog.
Thanks for freeing it.
Just donated, and feeling very good about the people and causes I support.
The space chicks will continue until donations increase.
Hi Sarah: Just donated $175, under the name of Philip WXXXXXX. Please do not use that name, but my handle, Lord John Whorfin.
John Bigboote, John Nephew, John Valuk (who is dead, he fell on his head) . . .
Please send to the email. I will go through post comments, but I might miss some that way.
And very much THANK you.
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