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Steven Brust: “A masterful storyteller of contagious glee and self-deprecating badassery” —Skyler White

Thank you

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Some people have been sending me money in response to the request for an investor–sometimes a hundred dollars. I hadn’t been asking for donations; I appreciate them all the more for that. If you sent in a hundred dollars, I think you deserve something spiffy as a thank you; Reesa and Kit and I have been kicking around ideas for exactly what. When we come up with something, we’ll let you know. In the meantime, you have the thanks of a grateful writer.

Meanwhile, concerning the loan request mentioned earlier, if there are people interested in investing smaller amounts (technically, this is a note of hand, not an investment in the business, as it is unsecured), say 3-10k, let us know at the email addresses mentioned in the earlier post.

In other news, I’m working on chapter 10 of Iorich, and I think it’s going pretty well.

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  1. Been meaning to donate for a while. But I’m really lazy and kinda forgetful.

    Had a big night at the playing 2/3 hold-em last night. I have thus shared the wealth just now.

    I think it’s fucked up that writers like yourself and others have to struggle to survive, when what you do for a living is simply give to your audience over and over.

    I don’t mind giving back now and then. If I tally up the number of hours I’ve spent reading your novels… I’m still spending only dollars/hour for entertainment. Few things in life worth so much cost so little.

    So keep on writing and I’ll keep buying, mate.

  2. This is the worst part of being poor–I see a worthy cause and can’t contribute. I’m heartened that so many can and have contributed, and I fear for humanity a little less today than I did yesterday.

  3. corwin

    GWW @ 1: I think that is the most delightful sort of donation possible. Congratulations, and many thanks.

  4. I just finished re-reading The Phoenix Guards for the nth time. There are so many epic yet believable moments, like 6 standing against an entire army and winning through sheer bravado and cunning. And Khaaveren saying he is an Arithmetist. I didn’t know what that meant until the third time I read the book and howled with laughter that it meant he could add.

    I’ve read so many of your books, and always see them in the bookstores that I’ve always taken it for granted that in addition to being a successful writer, you were also quite well off financially because of the popularity of the books. Somehow, I’m not that good of an arithmetist though, because Great Books + Lots of Sales does not equal rich author?

  5. corwin

    Josh P. @ 4: Thanks for the kind words. I’d be a lot better off if I weren’t a total bonehead when it comes to managing money. But in fact, most of this was triggered by a couple of hospitalizations that sort blew everything up. I’m in the process of filing bankruptcy now, and I’m hoping to have my nose back above water in a few months.

  6. Medical bills can be earth shattering, can’t they? Tonight’s news mentioned that 59% of doctors now support a national health insurance plan, so perhaps in the future people won’t have to choose between being healthy or having a home.

    And that would be better than my current medical plan, which requires a high pain threshold so that hospitals stays aren’t necessary.

  7. LR @ 6: LOL, nice, it sounds familiar. I gashed my forehead onetime, a wound I was happy to tend to with paper towels, but someone called am ambulance. When the ambulance arrived I beleive the conversation went as such:

    EMT: Sir, we need to take you to the hospital.
    Me: No, I’m good.
    EMT: No Sir, we really need to take you to the hospital.
    Me: Put a band-aid on it.
    EMT: You’re bleeding profusely Sir, you should let us take you to the hospital.
    Me: Nah, but do you have a band-aid?

    I won that argument, they cleaned and gauzed me up and I continued on. In retrospect, I probably could have qualified for Medical, but hindsight is 20/20.

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