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
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
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!
I was excitedly counting down the days until my Freedom (AKA unemployment, and finishing uni). My teaching contract finished up on the 5th of November, and my final assignments were due a few days after that. I actually had that “One more day” song from Les Miserables stuck in my head. I was giddy. But,… Continue reading Freedom, postponed.
I’m up to 81 copies of the new book sold, and 109 combined sold of the two books combined in the past 5 weeks, which is more than the entire of 2014 (92 copies sold)! Thus is the power of a new release. I find myself extremely impatient for the 10th of November to roll… Continue reading Wishing my life away…
It’s been almost a month since I hit the Publish button on Amazon. Sales and borrows have been chugging along at a respectable rate for an unknown like me. Since the book went live, I’ve sold 85 copies of the two books combined – 62 of those being the new book. That’s up from selling… Continue reading First month
Still trying to be patient. The editor has had the manuscript for 4 weeks now. I have a guy on the inside now who is there, bugging her, and now saying I should get it by Monday at the latest (it’s Friday today). Even though I get mate’s rates through her, and she would most… Continue reading Still trying to be patient
I’m trying to be patient. The manuscript is finished. It came in at a bit over 52,000 words. I really struggled with the ending, but I think I settled on something that works. I hope. My beta-reader has read it, and gave me some good advice. It’s now off with the editor. I’m not sure… Continue reading The waiting game is on.
Yikes. I honestly thought it had just been a few weeks since I updated last, but it’s almost been two months. Time creeps away from you if you let it. That’s not really a good thing. I have been busy lately, but not overly so. Dad’s been visiting from overseas, and our small flat is overflowing,… Continue reading Where does the time go?