So basically, I want to write this serial full time for you folks, and donations can make that possible. That's the dream, anyway. But if we're talkin' hard numbers, then that means I would need make at least $1,500 a month, when all is said and done. That'd give me annual earnings of $18,000--which, yeah, would mean I'd be living extremely modestly, but hey, as long I'm able to pay my bills while doing what I love, I'd be okay with that. I mean, I wouldn't stop trying to grow from there, of course; I'm just saying that's a goal, of sorts.
Regardless, I do realize that $1,500 is still quite a lot to be aiming for, right now. Currently, every time donations pass $500, I will post five pages on the following Saturday, which would otherwise serve as my day off. Or in other words, instead of posting 10 pages that week, I'd post 15.
And yeah, I know $500 is a bit high, but the Contribution System (detailed here) offers a way for people to donate time/effort and have that count toward the $500 threshold via "Hector Bucks." So it's not really $500 that I'm asking for. It's just passion. Like what my ex-girlfriend wanted from me. I DIDN'T HATE YOU, JANET. I HATED GOING DANCING.
Current progress: $508.00 of $500.00 threshold [$50 + $78 from January Patreon + 380 Hector Bucks]
+$80 pledged for February Patreon
Next bonus day: Saturday, February 25th, 2017.
Last time I checked donation total: Thursday, February 23nd, 2017
Last time I did a bonus day: Saturday, February 18th, 2017