I write things. And I want to write more things. I really want a secure place where I can showcase my works-in-progress and interact with my readers.
And knowing people are waiting for the next chapter makes me veeeery eager to finish the next chapter.
Patreon gives me a place to do all of that, as well as being a way of funding my caffeine habit (and, y'know, pay my cover artists and my editor and maybe give me a chance to leave my desk job someday).
Contributors get special access to rough drafts and notes, bonus fiction, discounts on ebooks, and most terrifying (for me), the exclusive opportunity to vote on my upcoming projects.