Patreon seems to be working in terms of getting me to write a bit -- five poems in five days, which is more poetry than I've written in a long, long time. In that sense, a success. But I'm not entirely thrilled with what I've written -- I've squeezed out the poetry fairly quickly, in ten minutes here or there. It hasn't led to more writing in the day, more concentrated thought and effort. I had hoped it would serve as a writing prompt, a little kick on the pants to get me going every day. Not so much of that yet. No fiction or nonfiction either -- just poetry.
Now, granted, the semester just started, and getting my syllabi finalized had to take priority, so once things settle down again, that may improve. But I think I may have to make a more concerted effort if I want to really use this to make more space for [braver, more experimental, edgier, weirder] writing in my life.
Interesting. (Patreon donors -- I fret. Are you tired of the poetry? Do you want something different?)