Hello, my friends! My dear Bagginses and Boffins, Tooks and Brandybucks, Grubbs, Chubbs, Hornblowers, Bolgers, Bracegirdles and Proudfoots! Today is my 111th birthday!

Okay, no it isn't, but I still have something very important to talk to you all about. If you're reading this, it's probably safe to assume you enjoy reading my stories... right? RIGHT? And if you enjoy my stories, I think it might be safe to assume you're a little frustrated by having to wait an entire week in between chapters. Well... as much as I love writing stories for you guys (and I do! I really, really do!) putting them on the internet for free doesn't pay the bills.

Whoa, whoa, don't go anywhere! This isn't what you think!

My books are free, and they're going to remain free. But I may just have a solution to both of our problems. You've heard of Paypal, right? Well, I've set up a donation page on there so that all you fine, love, beautiful, awesome, GENEROUS people could, y'know, fork over all the copious pocketfuls of cash I know you have.

Hey, get your mouse away from that X button! Keep reading!

This isn't just about me. Remember when I mentioned my update schedule? A whole three paragraphs ago? Well, this is where that comes in. You see, for every $20 I receive on Paypal, I'll put a new chapter up. That's it, a new chapter right then and there. And why stop there? If I get $40, I'll post two chapters! If I get $60, I'll post three! If I get $100, I'll pinch myself because I must be dreaming. And that's in addition to the free weekly chapter that I'M GOING TO CONTINUE TO DO NO MATTER WHAT.This is NOTmandatory in any way, shape, or form! This isn't me begging for money (okay, yes it is) it's me offering an exchange. Who knows? If I get enough donations, I may be able to post THE ENTIRE FREAKING BOOK ALL AT ONCE!

So what say you, friends and fans? Can you find it in your hearts and your deep, deep pockets to help out a poor, miserable bum like me? If so, head on over to /thisadamguy. Happy holidays, and happy giving me money!

~Adam Bolander