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September Reflections

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 waaaaayyyyyy behind on my writing goals for the year, it’s actually been my best ever year on the sales front.

From January through to August, I sold 621 copies of my books and made $737.86 USD from Amazon.com, £3.53 in the UK store, €3.49 from the German store, $7.03 from the Aussie store and $27 from my paperback sales. That’s with no new releases and is more in the first 8 months of the year than the entire of 2016. Upwards trend, I like to see that! There are detailed breakdowns on my ‘Show me the Money‘ and ‘Self publishing Figures‘ pages at the top of the blog if you’re interested, but here’s a screenshot from Book Report showing my earnings for the year in USD. I could make myself feel richer by setting it to AUD but ah well.

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However, my goal is to be making around $2000+/month, so I have still got a lot of work to do! I need to be releasing more often than once a year (that is the current trend I’m on!).

September Stats: 

Words written: 27,141
Days of 1000+ words: 11
Days of 5000+ words: 2
CRT (teaching) days: 10
Books sold: 64

Publishing goals for October: 

  • Write over 30k words
  • Finish and publish the WIP (freakin’ finally)
  • Earn over $100

 

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