This year has been an interesting one. It’s hard to believe it’s October and will be over in a few short months! After a very unproductive mid-year slump, where I barely wrote any fiction from May until mid-September, I am finally back into the writing saddle. It feels good, I tells ya! While I am… Continue reading September Reflections
I’ve set myself a Writing Challenge: Finish my WIP before we fly out to Canada… which is in 6 days! I’ve really dropped the ball on my writing the past couple of months. May and June were utterly pathetic when it came to word counts. May was only 256, and June wasn’t much better at… Continue reading Writing Challenge: Finish the WIP before we go to Canada (in 6 days).
I did it! I hit the triple figures! Just… hehehe. Didn’t quite make it on the word count, sigh. More on that further down. March stats: Words written: 24,658 Days of 1000+ words: 15 Days of between 1-999 words: 7 Days of zero words: 9 CRT (teaching) days: 8 Books sold: 85 Money made: Approx. $105-112! I hit a… Continue reading March Reflections
One of my major goals this year is to build up my fiction word count. My minimum goal is to write a thousand words a day, and I’d like to build up to more like 5000 words a day. I have a couple of things that help me make this a reality. I’m a relatively… Continue reading Building up the word count.
Okay, it’s official. This year is going too fast! How can we already be in March?! Autumn officially started here today, although you wouldn’t know it from the forecast. The week is all 30+ degrees (86+ Fahrenheit), beautifully sunny, and feeling very summery! We had a slow start to the summer, so hopefully the warm… Continue reading February Reflections
Well! That went quickly! We’re already 1/12th done with 2017! So far, my writing/publishing year has gotten off to a reasonable start. I won’t get the official figures until mid-month, but at the moment, I’m pretty sure I’ve sold ~42 copies of my books, and made about $70. That’s pretty good for me lately! I’ll… Continue reading January Reflection
I got my final monthly report from Amazon yesterday, so I can tally and calculate my final 2016 numbers. Amazon.com: $408.83 Amazon.co.uk: £35.36 Amazon.ca: $24.30 Amazon.com.au: $33.31 Amazon.de: €19.48 Amazon.fr: €1.62 Amazon.in: 21.13 Draft2Digital: $19.05 Createspace: $45.86 Kobo: $0.00 Obviously, Amazon.com is my biggest market. I’d like to grow the other markets too, although I’m… Continue reading More 2016 numbers and goals for 2017
2016 has closed for business! What were the final tallies? Key: Sales = How many actual bona fide sales I got across Amazon, Kobo, and Draft2Digital (which included Apple, Nook, others, but mainly Apple). Pages Read = Kindle Unlimited Pages Read. Depending on the length of the book and the month and Amazon’s whims, I… Continue reading 2016 Self-pub sales figures
Well, hello there! It’s been a little while… 2016 is almost over, so it feels timely to check-in. Since I last posted (at the beginning of August, oops), I’ve been pretty busy. I taught full-time at a rural school for two months. That was a good experience, but also exhausting. I was very relieved once… Continue reading End of Year Catch-up!
My writing is unfortunately taking a bit of a backseat at the moment – I’m back teaching full time. Mixed feelings about this, of course. The money is good (and much needed), and I do actually enjoy teaching, but… yeah. It’s just re-affirming what I already knew… teaching is definitely a back up plan for… Continue reading Back in the classroom…