Happy March (even though it’s almost over)!
You may have noticed the dismal amount of posts the last month or so (or maybe you haven’t, I don’t know how much people are actually paying attention!). I’ve been working as a librarian pretty much full time, which is awesome, but that on top of my four writing jobs—including this blog—plus volunteer running an LGBTQ2IA+ Library has meant that I just don’t have enough time in the day for everything that I’m committed to. I’ve got to do something differently, because what I am doing right now is totally unsustainable and bad for my mental health.
When I started my Patreon, my goal was 8 posts a month. While I was in school and underemployed, that was totally doable! Unfortunately, it just isn’t anymore. The worst thing to me would be putting out 8 low quality posts just to be hitting a number rather than focusing on creating really great content. So I’ve decided to be realistic about how many high quality posts I can do a month: four, plus this update post that isn’t really a real article. One post will be the Interview With A Queer Reader, one will be the Queer Can Lit Newsflash, and the two others will be book lists, reviews, essays, and/or news/events posts. It’s not I won’t ever do more posts, but I think four plus the update is the most that I should promise.
My Patreon rewards will remain unchanged; it’s just the number of posts on the blog will be a bit fewer and far between. Of course, if any of you are patrons and want to change your amount or put it elsewhere because of the lower amount of posts, I totally understand! If you have any comments or questions, you can comment on this post, or send me an email to stepaniukcasey [at] gmail.com. Thanks in advance for all of your understanding!
Something really nice happened this month with the draw for a free queer book. Chantelle won the first time I “pulled a name from a hat” in the app I use, and very kindly said since they had already won a book this year, that I should pull another person’s name. Thanks for being so generous to your fellow patrons Chantelle! So the winner this month was Katie. Congrats Katie! Here were the books available this month:
And as always I want to individually thank all of the people who’ve signed up to be patrons. You lovely humans are: Danika, Leigh, Anna Marie, Jane, Jakelene, Emmet, Madeline, Heather, Carla, Laurita, Jason, Jillian, Shelagh, Priscila, James, Seed, Julie, Katherine, Rachel, Samuel, Amy, Sarah, Daniel, Sarah, Chantelle, Al, Undertheteacup, Karen, Nicole, Leora, Loretta, Mandy, Kate, Elisabeth, Skye, Jes, and Carla!