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
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
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
Pretty safe to say that April was my best month in a long, long, long time. Official figures came out the other day. Across the board I made 49 sales and had 21,639 pages read. Combined, that equals about 116 sales/full reads 🙂 Happy with that! Triple figures! Woooo! The new book had a total… Continue reading April Numbers
Alrighty. It’s mid-month. That time that indie authors clammer for (or maybe it’s just me?), where Amazon releases our official sales figures for the previous month and you find out just how much you’re going to get paid for your Kindle Unlimited page reads. For the month of February, I earned a grand total of: Amazon.com:… Continue reading February sales numbers are in!
March? Who in the hey, what now? February was not a great month on the productivity front. It started off terribly, with no writing for over a week thanks to Other Stuff going on. Feb finished with a pretty paltry 10,987 new words on the WIP. That’s only a bit over a third of what my… Continue reading Week #9 check-in (Feb numbers)
Ah, The Future. Such a glorious concept, full to brimming of possibilities. As we get older, those possibilities seem to shrink (for some), but for others they grow. As you get older, the idea of changing career, especially if it’s to a career that requires 5-10 years training (like a doctor or an architect) can… Continue reading The Future.
I was very excited to get my draft back last Monday. I’m glad I waited, as frustrating as waiting 5 extra weeks was – my editor spotted a lot of little things that my beta readers and I over-looked – mainly to do with Australianisms creeping into the speech of Canadian characters. There were also… Continue reading It’s live!
Following on from my previous post on developing a more frugal and simple life… I was thinking about areas we could improve, and areas where we’ve done relatively all right over the past twelve and a bit months since moving back to Melbourne. Things we’ve done “right” this year: Been patient. When we needed something,… Continue reading Frugality and Simplicity: Things we’ve done right
So, I’m a full-time uni student (well, more than full-time really seeing as my course is overloaded! Most uni students do 4 subjects a semester – in my course we’re doing 6 each semester, essentially cramming 3 semesters worth of work into 2) this year. Between my placement (working full-time in schools for 30 days)… Continue reading When your income dries up