I've never made a dime writing Living in Twilight, or anything else, for that matter. This isn't false humility—I write well enough—but an unfortunate confluence of neuroses that make me unable to ask anyone:
These tendencies have affected every aspect of my writing life, including but not limited to:
This is part of why you haven't heard of/from me..
But I haven't been able to shake the compulsion to get Living in Twilight into the world—partially because of the delusional belief most creative nut-jobs have that maybe, just maybe, their creations mean something for the broader world.
These two dichotomies form an uneasy relationship regarding this web presence. But here we are.
Though I haven't made any money writing Living in Twilight, I've certainly spent money creating it, including:
I won't put advertising on Living in Twilight for two salient reasons:
But with no advertising, there's no revenue. (A side note: I quit a great job because we created ad campaigns. That stressed me out, too. I just don't like selling things, I guess.)
So this is my pledge drive. Like NPR and your local jazz station, I'm banking on you having a "driveway moment" that inspires you to reach out. Unlike public radio, my pledge drive lives only on this page, which you can ignore completely. I won't come after you quarterly for donations. I won't come after you for anything.
But if you feel like voting with a donation because you find meaning here, it would make my day. Maybe my whole week!
Even a symbolic gesture is profound. Just ask the Shaman.