To be brutally honest, for now, it will help me to survive. I am the epitome of a starving artist. My only income is from my job as a sales representative and I have not had a raise since 2007, while medical, food, and taxes have all gone up. I am also carrying thousands of dollars in medical bills for a physical problem that still has not been diagnosed. Currently, I have stopped looking for the answer because of a lack of funds. The problem is a matter extreme fatigue coupled with a constant set of aches. For now, I am just gritting my teeth, so every word of encouragement about my art and writing is doubly appreciated.
What I hope to do with your support as it grows and continues is to improve my creative abilities. For writing, I would like to be able to hire an editor to go over my collection with a fine tooth comb to clean up any lingering typos or logic errors. This would be a good chance to see how they work and evaluate them for use on the two novels I have sitting in my head. One, I have sections worked on and an overall plan, but no set structure yet. The other is just an inkling of taking the short story I will be posting next week and expanding it into a novel. Some basic ideas are taking shape.
For my artwork, there would be lots of practice and exploring. Your support would help me to eventually buy a computer drawing/painting system where I could work directly on the screen like paper, a professional system. The encouragement you give through your financial support would also tell me that you like what I do, which is an indispensable asset for an artist.
I just want you to understand that your support is needed and heartily welcomed. I am taking my art and writing more seriously to earn what you share with me; I hope to bring you more fantastic creations through the years to come. Thank you so much.