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Feb. 10th, 2016

Update: 10th February 2016

I'm in the middle of a mass overhaul of the website, so all of the stories are currently unposted, and I'm going to be reposting those that are finished, before moving onto writing more of those that need finishing. New lists have been created that I may copy to the site, but I'm not certain yet how it's all going to work. This weekend I'm going to be spending some time sorting out Case, which should be simple enough now I've worked out how I'm going to be doing it. Hopefully that means I'll be back to posting weekly next week, but no promises, as it may take longer than I expect to do work I'm planning on doing.

Jan. 20th, 2016

Update: 20th January 2016

February is a big month for James and I. On the 26th we will be celebrating our tenth anniversary. We've been through a lot to get to it, and I can't see us failing to make it unless something hugely unexpected happens. I wouldn't put it past life to do something like that to us, especially considering how hard things have been at points during that ten years, but I'm hoping it won't.

He's the reason I am where I am now. If it wasn't for him I wouldn't be earning a living from ghostwriting, and he knows that my dream, as it has been since before I met him, is to make at least half of my income from my original fiction. In order to celebrate our anniversary, and the life we've built together, I'll double any subscription purchased between now and the 26th of February for six months. So if you subscribe for two stories a month (£18/$25.50ish) you'll get four. Remember these will be complete stories, although they may be posted in parts.

I'll be talking some more about my worlds before the 26th, including the newer ones, crossovers, and alternate universes, starting in the next couple of days. If there's anything specific you want to know about comment on this post with any questions.
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Jan. 17th, 2016

Update: 17th January 2016

The sponsorships page has been updated. I've been thinking a lot about this, because I realised if I'm going to be focusing on finishing things then I need the sponsorships to reflect that. Fortunately that isn't a big job, so I changed it from word count to number of stories, which means for every sponsor there will be at least one new story posted every month/week. The aim is for each of those stories to be around the 3,000 word mark, but that won't always happen. Some stories work out longer and some work out shorter when I'm writing naturally.

I've also posted a new part of Morgan: Weaing White, as that's one of the stories I'm aiming to complete this month, and posted the next part of the Anne Boleyn AU. I'm probably also going to be posting two parts of Kim: The Injection, because that should also be finished this month, and so far I've only posted the first part when I have five done.
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Jan. 3rd, 2016

Talking About Stories: Felicia Blooming

I want to spend some time this year talking about the stories I've written, complete or incomplete. My plan is to post a couple of these a week, focusing on different stories in different collections, and talk about the world at the time it was written, the characters, and the stories I can see writing to go with it.

Today I'm going to be talking about Felicia Blooming. It's the story I was reading yesterday, while I was trying to work out how best to post my works, and while I was reading it I was reminded of how I learn about the characters I write about. Often they surprise me. I don't learn the whole truth about them until they want me to. Although it's an enjoyable process it doesn't always make writing an easy thing to do. There are going to be spoilers, so I suggest you read the story before you read my commentary.

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Jan. 1st, 2016

The Groceries Post

Considering how many times I've complained about this, I'm sure you can all understand that I'm, once again, having issues with Fiverr's two week clearing system. I do have the money, but, thanks to Fiverr, I can't get to it. At the moment I don't have many external jobs, so I'm turning to my online friends for help. Groceries need to be bought. I don't want to have to borrow the money off James, because I hate doing that, and I'd really like to earn it.

This is going to be a pay what you wish set up. Toss anything into the tip jars below and I will complete a story for you. You don't have to pick the story, but you can if you want to.

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If I reach $100 (£67) in helpful donations then I'll post one new completed story, which might be for something I've already started on something new entirely.

If I reach $200 (£135) in helpful donations then I'll be able to buy the baking trays and biscuit cutters I need to start baking biscuits again - and I'll post up pictures of the finished biscuits once they're made.

If I reach $300 (£203) in helpful donations then I'll post two new completed stories, and I'll make some banana bread, which I've been wanting to do for ages but don't have the ingredients, and post up the pictures, as well as tell you how well it went.

Baking is something I've always loved doing, and I want to be able to do more of it, so every dollar is really deeply appreciated. Plus the more I can bake the more pictures I'll post up of my cookies - and I might even be able to send some to friends.

The Sales Post

Although I have this all up on Ebay I'm not having much luck selling, so I'm also going to post the list up here to see if anyone is interested in taking any, or all, of this off my hands. This is all art stuff I haven't used, because I don't art any more, and the paints have been sitting around for a little while, so I'm not certain how good they're going to be. Below is the full list. Like I said I'm happy to split it up, so I'm going to put prices for each thing, but if you want more than one item let me know and we can work out a price we're both happy with.

One ceramic palette, slightly damaged when purchased. There is a minor issue with the glaze in one area. I have pictures. £2, plus postage.

Derwent Tinted Charcoal set. £5, plus postage.

Derwent Graphitint set, missing any accessories. £5, plus postage.

Raphael 24 Soft Pastels. £5, plus postage.

24 Watercolour pencils, unbranded. £5, plus postage.

Jaxon 12 Metallic Oil Pastels. £3, plus postage.

Jaxon 24 Oil Pastels. £5, plus postage.

Daler Rowney A5 Acrylic Paper 20 Sheets. £1, plus postage.

Daler Rowney A4 Cartridge Paper 25 Sheets. £2, plus postage.

Box of mixed acrylics, some Windsor and Newton with some Daler Rowney, all tubes. Includes Pearlescent Tinting Medium. £5, plus postage.

3 Tray Art Bin. (Everything below is currently in the Art Bin, so it can stay that way or I can send these separately.) £10, plus postage.

Putty rubber. £1, plus postage.

Double sharpener. 50p, plus postage.

Reeves Watercolour tubes (unknown quantity). £3, plus postage.

Reeves Gouache tubes (unknown quantity, but less than the watercolours). £1.50, plus postage.

Coates Charcoal 30 small sticks. £2, plus postage.

Assorted Anita Acrylics, including metallics, in bottles. £3, plus postage.

Please boost the signal. I'd love to sell all of this, because I want someone to love them, and at the moment it's all just collecting dust, which makes me sad.

Nov. 29th, 2015

Winter Holiday Story Sale

I've got very little work on next month, although I'm hoping things will pick up, so I have time to take on some commissions for winter holiday gifts. Available, for the moment, are 10 5,000 word stories and 5 10,000 word stories, which can be set in the Many Worlds or can be something entirely different. The 5,000 worders are $25 and the 10,000 worders are $50. As you know I specialise in speculative fiction, but I can also write other genres, including romance (with or without erotic scenes) and mysteries. So if you want a mystery story set on a fantasy world then I'm your writer.

Stories will be emailed to the recipient by Christmas Day. They can be gifts. If they are gifts I can include a message from the purchaser. All you need to do is send me a PM, tell me what you want, and pay for your words. My paypal is kayleigh.a.webb[at]gmail[dot]com.
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Nov. 11th, 2015

Update: 11th November 2015

Invoice is still unpaid. Internet is driving me batty, because the signal is terrible. Have been looking after Tilly, Milly, and Bob since last Friday, but tomorrow is finally the last day of me being on duty. Am stressed... worried... annoyed... and just fed up with life right now.

Anyone who's willing to help me out with the rent will get words. $20 gets one complete story. $30 gets two. $40 gets three. $60 gets five. Top limit is $100 for nine completed stories. New or old. Doesn't matter if you don't know my worlds - I'll finish something for you and send it to you via email, as well as posting it at the website. My paypal is kayleigh.a.webb[at]gmail[dot]com. Every little bit is appreciated and signal boosting is definitely helpful.

Oct. 25th, 2015

Update: 25th October 2015

I was going to go through my stories and post a list of some of my favourite beginnings, before realising I have far too many - which is part of the reason they exist. When I first started crowdfunding I wasn't entirely sure how I was going to make it work, so I made it up as I went along. This probably wasn't the best way of doing things. At the same time I knew I was going to end up doing things differently to everyone else, because of who I am as a writer, and as I write best when I'm focusing on a number of things at the same time I wanted to have plenty of things I could work on. The only issue with that is I now have too many things I want to work on. I need to work out where I want to start with this, what I want to complete most, and then go from there, but it's just not that simple sometimes. I can spend hours working on one story at times. I can find myself spending the same amount of time flitting from one story to the next as I try to find something I want to work on. Like I've said before I need to work out how best to ghostwrite and work on my original work. It's just not a simple thing to do, especially as the ghostwriting can be creatively draining.

For now I'm going to post the links to all of the landing pages. I haven't split the Fae World or the World Walkers (which may not be entirely up to date) yet, and for something like this I do think it makes things a little simpler.

Afterlife
Aurora's World
The Brotherhood
The Deities' World
The Donor House
The Fae World
Heliopath's World
Kim's Earth
The Magi
Pagan
Thear
The World Walkers

Then there's also the Stories Outside the Collections and the AUs and Crossovers.
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Oct. 22nd, 2015

The 'Finish Things' Fundraiser

Illness means money's going to be a little tight next month, so I've been thinking about how I can deal with that issue, and as I have far too many stories that need finishing I will finish any currently posted story (the only exception being Case of the Counterfeit Enchantments, as I'm still working on changing the system I'm using for it) for $20. I will also write a new completed story for any known character, including those in stories that are outside the worlds.

If you'd like more than one story completed/written the second is half price, so you can get two completed stories for $30. This also means four completed stories will be $60, and this continues for as many stories as you may be interested in, although the more stories you buy the more time it will take.

Completed stories will be posted at the website and sent in the format of your choice (PDF, epub, mobi, .docx, etc.) to your email.

All donations will be going towards the pay the rent fund. At the moment I know I have enough work to earn $1000, which leaves me about $500 off what I need to cover all outgoings in the next month.







Artwork by Tod Wills.

Signal boosting is always appreciated.

Oct. 9th, 2015

Update: 9th October 2015 (2)

To make myself feel slightly less stressed about everything I'm offering to double the first month if anyone subscribes before the end of October.

If I get three subscribers, at any price, I'll post 1000 words of continuation for three stories currently posted at the website. If I get six I'll double the number of stories, and it will go up in three until I reach 30 subscribers.

If I'm earning £30 a month from the subscribers I'll post 3000 words for one of my newer worlds, and for every £30 I'm earning after that I'll post another 3000 words, either for that story or for another.

Subscriptions can be cancelled at any time.

Please signal boost. Every little really does help.

Sep. 27th, 2015

The Old and New Prompt Session

This is going to be something a little bit different, aimed at making me enjoy what I'm writing as much as possible, so I'm having what I'm calling an old and new prompt session. Leave a prompt for a new story along with a request for me to continue something you've been enjoying. It's easiest to use this to take you to a list of all the current collections (the Fae World and the World Walkers are split by world). Click on a collection and the first post will be the landing page, so you can see a list of all the currenly posted stories, and tell me what you want to see more of.

Every prompter will have at least 500 words of new story and continuation written. Signal boosting will increase the word count for both by 250 words. If you'd like to see more words can be purchased for £3 per every 1000.

Sep. 21st, 2015

Update: 21st September 2015

If anyone has Facebook can they please like my page and share it with their friends. I find that having notifcations from the pages works better, otherwise there is a chance you might miss posts, as I've found with a couple of pages I've liked. If it wasn't for the fact I was notified they'd posted I wouldn't have known they had.

A couple of updates at the website - the 'Write More' information has been updated, to show the price for 500 words instead of 1000, and I've added the widget that lists the most favourite and the most write mored posts. If you want to see more of any story click the write more button on the post, because it helps me to see what people like, which means it gets pushed up the list of things to do.

Sep. 20th, 2015

Website Feed

While I am still going to be crossposting adding my newly created Dreamwidth feed might be a little easier. I also have feeds for all of the collections, so feel free to add them if you want. They can be found here.
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Sep. 19th, 2015

Update: 19th September 2015

I've been thinking recently about my writing. That's something I've always done a lot of, especially recently, and I'm coming to realise I'm trying to square peg myself. When I started my site I was planning on it being somewhere I crowdfunded my work. I'd still like to be able to do that, but I think what I'm doing is trying to make myself like other writers when I'm very different. Recently I've been talking about writing novellas, because I feel that's what I should be doing, and now I'm starting to believe I was wrong about that. I want to write about those characters, those worlds, so that's what I'm going to do - by letting myself be who I am as a writer.

The whole reason I started writing the way I do is because it works for me. Now what I'm trying to do is push myself into being like all the other self-publishers, who are doing what works for them, when I shouldn't be. What I need to be focusing on is walking my path. I need to stop comparing myself and be me. The novella worlds are still something I'm going to be working on, but I'm not going to be writing novellas, or novels. I'm going to be writing the way I have done since I started crowdfunding. I'm going to be myself, rather than the writer I keep telling myself I should be.

Making that decision feels like a weight off my shoulders. I know it's the right one to make. It has always been the right one to make, but because it seems like everyone else does something differently I felt like I needed to follow in their footsteps. I don't. I need to walk my own path.
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Sep. 17th, 2015

Ask The Author

I said yesterday I was going to create an Ask The Author post, so here it is. Come and ask me questions about how I write, what I write, why I write, and more. Below are some links that will give those of you who are newer to my worlds a place to start.

The Guide to the Many Worlds (this will take you to the website)
The Inquisition
Aurora's World
Heliopath's World
Thear
Pagan
The Deities' World
The Brotherhood
The Afterlife
The Donor House
The Fae World
The World Walkers
Kim's Earth
The Magi
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Sep. 10th, 2015

The Fae World: Unknown World: Brianna: Acceptance (part 3)

Part 1
Part 2

Read more: http://www.kawebbwriting.co.uk/the-fae-world-unknown-world-brianna-acceptance-part-3/

Collection: The Fae World, Word Count: 4000 - 5000

Sep. 9th, 2015

Talking about... Eorith

Eorith is one of the Fae World worlds. When I started writing it I knew it was going to be a world with classes, but I'm still working out exactly which ones I plan to use and how that's going to affect things. Obviously, because it's one of my worlds, I had to add unusual races. The first one to be introduced were the Curatix Canes. I have to admit to using a lot of Latin to name things, as well as some other languages, but I never used more than one language in a name. I also have to admit to having a lot of races that are mammals, often dogs and cats, although there are a number of other animals on the World Walkers worlds. (Feel free to ask questions about them.) The Curatix Canes are dogs, about the size of Great Dane or English Mastiff, and they have magic.

I'm still working out the magic of this world. That can be one of the most difficult parts of the world building I do, in part because I write at different times, and magic, in my worlds, always evolves. I might learn something about it and then find it's different in ten, twenty, or a hundred years time. What I do know about it is that the magical races have dealt with a long war, that I'm still learning about, which is why humans are being drawn there by the magic of the world - so it's obvious they're going to have an effect on what happens next.

As it's one of the worlds I know least about it would be great to have someone to bounce ideas with, especially related to the classes and magic, because that always helps. I know there are several other races, one humanoid, but so far they haven't come forward yet. The other thing that helps is asking for more stories on this world, as I often learn as I write.

The Fae World: Unknown World: Brianna: Acceptance (part 2)

Part 1

Read more: http://www.kawebbwriting.co.uk/the-fae-world-unknown-world-brianna-acceptance-part-2/

Collection: The Fae World, Word Count: 4000 - 5000

Sep. 8th, 2015

Beginnings...

Sketches of a Sleepless Earth

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Gemini


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The Diary of a Doppleganger

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Is It Saturday Yet?

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If you want to see any more of these stories let me know. Tips gratefully received at kayleigh.a.webb[at]gmail[dot]com. Every $5 = 1000 more words. Tip more than $50 and get something special in return.

Oh, and I also need some ideas for something sci-fi, preferable a game of some kind, because of the work I'm doing for the Fae World. I'm definitely thinking of something Dune-like, and possibly something inspired by Metroid, but I'd like a couple more - and I'd love to find someone to world build with. There are some things I'm working on I need some help with and I find talking things through really helps.
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