Stephanie, bless her, has deep pockets when it comes to raising money for charity.
She also has a sense of humor which, at times, rivals my own.
Stephanie was the second person to sponsor me for the Clarion Writer-a-Thon. Her pledge? 0.009 cents/hour for my goal of 45 hours of editing my next novel. Her intent was 0.0094 cents, so it would work out to 42 cents total.
Yes, a Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy reference. True love, that.
Stephanie immediately texted me to let me know that her pledge was in no way a reflection of what she thought of my writing. It was a joke. But, the joke was on her, as the amount was rounded down, which made the total amount only 41 cents.
Still, it is 41 cents more than I usually get paid to write/edit my fiction, so I will take what I get. Mom, bless her, was the first to pledge, at 50 cents an hour, which is Brad Richards money¹ compared to Stephanie’s pledge.
Jokes aside, I am looking forward to this challenge, and a final version of my next novel, Riddle of the White Gun. I have been working on a short story with the same main character, over the past week. I plan to submit it to an anthology. Regardless of the short story’s fate, it was a good warm up for the Write-a-Thon.
¹ Hockey joke. Dude signed a big contract with the New York Rangers last off season.