I need to start writing in here more often. It’s interesting being able to go back and read what was happening/what my plans and priorities were years ago and see how much I’ve achieved or still need to do. It’s hard to believe it’s almost the end of September. We only have 3 months left… Continue reading Good year so far
Apologies for neglecting this blog. Bit weird of me, as I’ve actually had things to write about! I (finally) published a new book at the end of January. It was under a new pen name. For some reason, I felt uncomfortable putting it out under my real name, even though it fits well and truly… Continue reading I finally did it! Over $1000 in a month!
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 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
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!
Mid-month, so that means it’s time to find out exactly how much money I made on Amazon last month! Unfortunately it wasn’t a triple figure month, this month. I need another new release, me thinks. Amazon.com: $77.68 Amazon.com.au: $11.03 Amazon.co.uk: £4.07 Amazon.de: €5.89 Amazon.ca: $5.09 Createspace: $2.04 Total sales were 69 (mix of actual sales and… Continue reading May Numbers & Figures