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.]
Hey, folks. I'm still in a bind regarding housing. I think I have permanent housing lined up starting the 28th, but I still have one more week in the motel I have to pay for. ($305 for the 21st - 28th.) If anyone can help, even a little bit, I would be most grateful.
(In addition to stressing about housing I'm fighting some viral thing that has me wrecked right now.)
If folks are not familiar with my situation: I'm a domestic abuse survivor and have been hiding, with my ten year old son, from my abusive, violent, and unstable soon-to-be-ex husband. I had housing and employment at the beginning of the year, but STBX made both unsafe and we have been in 8 different houses and 2 motels over the past 3 months. Every little bit helps keep us safe while I navigate the court system for more permanent solutions.
Housing need is dire. Unfortunately a more permanent option has not made itself available and the housesitting ends today around lunch. If folks can spare a few dollars to help me pay to an extended stay room for another couple of weeks I would appreciate it.
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This has been quite a week. The brakes on my van have failed. (No accident involved but it's not currently safe to drive.) I called the FBI because Husbad's mental state has grown so chaotic I believe he's a danger to himself and others.
On the plus side, a friend was able to get me to my therapy appointment, and I got food for the weekend. Plus some selfies that make me laugh about the fact Husbad told me I was too "fat" to be attractive anymore.
So I need to raise $550 to cover housing until the 24th. And $125 of that I need by tomorrow evening.
So, if you want a portrait of yourself in kawai kaiju form I am taking commissions until I raise the needed funds. Pricing is $25 for a small one (about 8x5) and $40 for a large one (11x14). Ink and colored pencil on Bristol board.
Samples of tiny sketches below done for a friend named Angel. (These are each 2-3 inches tall.) Please message me if interested.
"Carpenter's prose snarls off the page... Powerful and poignant, this violent tale of retribution and hard choices will resonate with fans of dark space operas and sparse western landscapes."
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Was at LibertyCon this weekend. Wore my attitude for old white racist sexist ablist folks on my sleeve (so to speak).
This is out on Tuesday. If you like sweary, violent, space Western goodness with a murdery, no-fucks, feminist protagonist, this is probably your jam. Includes not just one, but two scenes with Nazis getting their asses killed. So, please. Buy a copy, tell your friends, and help me pay my bills.
Two different offers of housing have fallen through in the past 36 hours. I have a convention this weekend and a small sliver of hope for making some money there, but no good place to stay in the meantime.
If folks want to help pay for an extended stay room for the next week: https://www.paypal.me/AnnaGraceCarpenter
So, I am currently unemployed (again) and in the middle of a second emergency move since the beginning of the year. I'm also broke and still dealing with my violent, stalkery soon-to-be ex husband.
If anyone can help me out with storage and transportation expenses I would be forever grateful.
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Hello, Shop. It's been a minute since I stopped by.
Been doing all the right things to try and cope with massive anxiety - taking my meds, going to therapy, sleep, hydrate, eat. And it's still kept me from working for more than a handful of days out of the last four weeks. Which means I'm also stressed about finances again.
Still trudging along one day at a time.
[Anxiety is due to unstable/violent Husbad who has told the court I'm not allowed to divorce him.]
Welp. Tigger's foot is still healing. She's still doing well, but keeping a close eye on things because burns are nasty business.
A friend helped me move some stuff to storage as I attempt to make room/clean up at the house. One week to make the second move in six weeks.
Trying to figure out the utility situation as Husbad has decided not to pay the bills.
Making cheap nachos for dinner and taking a long nap because it's hard to breathe right now.
Oof. It's been a week.
First counseling appointment. Then one of the ninja babies gave me quite a scare by sticking on of her feet in a pot of boiling water which required taking time off work for so I could take her to the vet. [She's much better this morning but I was super-stressed about it because her whole leg was swollen and had evidence of burns.]
Going to try and move some stuff this weekend. And nap.
Be kind to yourselves, folks, even if no one else is.
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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