Saturday, February 23, 2019

Nice Day For A Walk

On a lovely spring Sunday, Chad thought it would be a nice morning to go for a walk. The park near his house had a mile-long footpath that wound around the perimeter, partly out in the open, partly winding through a thick patch of trees on either end. Three to five loops around the park was a good way to exercise and clear his head when he was feeling restless.

Despite the healing effects of Sex Magic making exercise almost obsolete, plenty of people still enjoyed going out for a walk or a jog or to bike on such a fine day. It was early morning, but there were already a few dozen people on the path. Chad tried not to linger his gaze too long on the toned legs and bouncing breasts of the women jogging by. You never knew how a Sex Mage might react to such attentions.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

First Patreon Posts

So the way the "Per Creation" charging system works is that every "paid post" I make can be seen by every Patron, regardless of their Tier. You can otherwise set posts to only be viewable by a certain Tier, but those can't also be charged posts. So in order to do Early Access as a reward, I will have to make "free" posts set to that Tier, and then a separate post to actually do the charge for the month.

So for now, I guess that's what I'll have to do, is just have a general "tip" post for each month I'm active, or for each major project I get done, and then a separate post for Early Access. I'm still trying to figure out the best way to utilize this platform, but I think that's the only way to do it and still keep Early Access as an actual reward.

Anyway, with that said, if you pledge $3 or more, you can see a new Just A Little Scene over on my Patreon. Or wait a week or so and I'll just post it here anyway.

I humbly thank you again for your support, and your patience while I figure all this out. :)

Friday, February 1, 2019

Salamando Is Back On Patreon!

After a lot of reconsideration, I’ve decided to finally return to Patreon! So for those of you who wish to support me in ways other than buying ebooks, you can sign up here to make a pledge!

For right now, I intend to use Patreon solely as a Tip Jar mechanism. This means that the main Tier for now is a basic $1-minimum pledge. You can pledge more, of course, but I won’t insist on it. For the time being, I intend to still release most of my work for free. As such, the Patreon is simply a way to show your support if you enjoy my work.

I do not intend this as a means to facilitate commissions, nor to have patrons vote on my next project. I realize this may demotivate some of you from pledging, but as those of you who’ve followed me a while know, I do not write other people’s stories for them, and I’m terrible at taking suggestions. As such, I do not want to falsely encourage people by making promises I can’t keep.

Some of you may recall that I did open up a Patreon two years ago, but after three months, I shut it down. My primary concern was that Patreon only allowed a “Per Month” charge model at the time, and I knew I couldn’t sustain a consistent monthly workflow. I didn’t want to unfairly charge people for the times I wasn’t making content.

However, Patreon has now re-instated the “Per Creation” model, meaning that instead of automatically charging you monthly, you will instead be charged only when I make a “paid post” on the site. I don’t plan on making more than one or two such posts a month, but the added benefit of this is that if I have a month or three where I don’t produce anything, or I only produce something minuscule, you will not be charged for it.

While I intend to continue occasionally producing ebooks, I also still want to keep the majority of my content free for people to enjoy. Moreover, in the past two years, I have been expanding my erotic content beyond merely writing. Audios, art, and games are mediums I have enjoyed working in, even if I am still a beginner at them. Unfortunately, they take even more time and effort than writing short stories or captions, and they are considerably harder to monetize on their own.

Nonetheless, I would like to continue making more art and games in the foreseeable future, but that requires a commitment I’m not sure I can justify without some level of support. This year, I would like to dedicate time to putting together another video game or possibly a visual novel, making a comic book, and/or writing an erotic adventure web serial. Even if it isn’t much, a dollar here and there from all those willing would go a long way towards motivating and enabling me to produce such content.

One thing I may decide to do is an “Early Access” Tier. In this case, some content I may post on Patreon exclusively for a short period, let's say a week, before releasing it for free on my blog. I’m not completely sold on this yet, but for right now, I think it may be a fair compromise.

If I’m going to be charging for content, I will make an effort to produce a better quality product, such as more thoroughly editing stories before posting. I will also try to be more consistent with my posting schedule, whatever content I end up making.

I thank you all for your support, in whatever way you wish to give it. I hope to keep you entertained for as long as my inner fire still burns!