Doing #introductions again?
I'm currently going through a difficult time and appreciate support in any form. Please excuse the periodic promo toots as I genuinely need the money.
Hey, folks. Did you know you can purchase my self-published novelettes and novellas directly from me? You get great speculative fiction, I get paid immediately. Everybody wins! (But especially you because stories.) [This is also the only place you can find my self-published material for Kindle because I don't sell through Amazon for... reasons.]
I wrote a little update over on birbsite. Spoiler: It was a hell of a week.
Ugh. On day 3 of a mysterious fever. (No other symptoms so it could be stress or related to my janky teeth [some of those getting pulled on Tuesday], but neighbor and kids upstairs also have the flu.) I'm also staring down my bills again so here are the links: www.patreon.com/AggyCarpenter
I need about $230 for February and currently have about $45. So... Little bits do help.
My weekly reminder that I'm still broke and living in a women's shelter with my kiddo and three cats. If you would like to help me pay for cat food/litter, gas and insurance for my van, and cell-phone service you can join my Patreon starting at just $1 month.
Or, if you don't like getting serial fiction in your email from a stabby feminist author, but you still want to help out: PayPal.me/AnnaGraceCarpenter
Here are some cat pics to help persuade you. 😉
This has been a really rough week. Still need money for bills due in two days. Looking at being in shelter until next year sometime.
They did agree to let us do a trial run keeping the plurps here with us. I'm so happy to have them here because my stress level is through the roof right now. There have been many demands for cuddles. ❤
At this point we are in long term shelter until January. This has narrowed my ability to find work quickly. (No food service or cashier positions. Nothing where I have to interact with the public face to face. [This isn't a shelter rule, just an extension of the safety issue that has put us in long term shelter.] Looking at call-center work but the turnaround on that is not as quick.)
Selfies, eye contact, stress, mental health
Last week was rough. Yesterday was just brutal emotionally. My immediate future seems to be staying in shelter. Possibly for months. I'm not giving up, but I'm exhausted from phone calls and having to explain how serious things are over and over again to strangers.
And in the meantime my abuser is loose because the mental hospital doesn't have a bed free to do the 72 hour observation so he gets to continue to hunt for me while we wait.
The past couple of days have been hard. Harder than I've had to deal with in a while and things have not been easy lately.
I did a thread on birbsite if folks need more context.
Struggling though with everything. Did not get much sleep last night. Had a long day today. Still not sure what our shelter situation will be going forward.
And I miss my cats. Sometimes safety is heartbreaking.
On a related note: my Patreon is relaunching tomorrow. There is already content (an ENTIRE novel with vampires, werewolves, a protag who swears and punches things, magic, weird tech, and did I mention it rains a lot? Plus romance and horror themes.) available to every patron. Plus new stuff starting tomorrow for just $1! And you can check out the novel for free. So go and check it out!
I write fiction of (and for) all sorts. Feminist. Mother. Creator. Survivor. She/her. Aries. Not as sweet as you think. Repped by Bob Mecoy.
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