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
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
Writing is definitely my passion, and what I want to do with the rest of my life for a living, but obviously I’m not there yet (just have a squizz at the Show Me the Money tab above!). Not even close to there. Well, not unless I move to somewhere with an extremely low cost of… Continue reading One day of relief teaching = 120 sales.
Well, we’re almost at the end of 2015. I’m still not entirely sure how that crept up on me so fast! 2015 has been a solid year for me. Not bad at all, but not super fantastic either. Just very busy… Or maybe that was only the second half of the year.. Some achievements for the… Continue reading End of the year!
Big news. (For me). I HAVE MY OWN GARDEN!!!! MY VERY OWN GARDEN! To do with as I please! I haven’t had my own patch of dirt since 2007 (when I was young and pretty clueless about gardening and our flat had a bit of a courtyard/jungle of un-mowed lawn.). Ever since then I’ve either been… Continue reading I have a GARDEN!
I’ve been thinking a lot about frugality and simplicity lately. It’s no secret that I love the idea of financial independence and freedom, and not having to work in 9-5 drudgery making someone else rich. (Teaching is not making someone else rich financially, it’s just completely emotionally and mentally draining!). Life is short, and the… Continue reading Frugality and Simplicity: Some thoughts
Okay! First day! Wahoo! Wordcount for today is: Novella: 2068 new words. That brings the total to 5174. I can see this word count blowing out (which is a good thing). These characters have a lot to say. I love it when characters surprise me. I did a bit of a speed-write session with the… Continue reading Writing in public Update #1
I grew up in the countryside, in a small town of about 250 people. As a kid I loved it, and as an adult I love being able to go back. I think I’d feel trapped in the city if I didn’t know I could jump in the car/jump on the train and escape back… Continue reading City or Country?
I’m currently on a few weeks break in between uni semesters. Woo! This is how I (kind of) want my life to be like. I get up when I wake up (usually between 7-9am) and sit at my desk and write. It’s been marvellous. I’m currently 14,000 words into a new story. I’m aiming to… Continue reading Life Update
This is something I’m really struggling with at the moment. We have no garden. It sucks. We’re renting at the moment (and for the forceable future). For our (currently) limited budget and location restrictions (for this year, at least, I’m going into Parkville almost everyday. We could live further out and have a big yard,… Continue reading Growing your own food in the city?