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.
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
We’re already a third of the way into June, how did that happen?! I’ve been getting back into the grove of writing the past week or so, after a month or more of barely writing anything and flittering around between different projects. I did get a lot of planning and notes down on a few… Continue reading Project update
The secret new book, under the secret new pen name has been out and about in the world for a week now! It’s done much better than I was expecting. I haven’t told anyone about this book, apart from The Lovely Boyfriend (who has not bought it), so all of these sales have been organic.… Continue reading First week (new pen name, new book)
So, my new book went fully live about 24 hours ago. So far, I’ve been really happy with it! This is the first book of a new pen name, that I have not promoted in the slightest and haven’t even told anyone about, so none of them are pity buys from friends/family! Nice feeling! Haha.… Continue reading First 24 hours live
Well, it’s done. It’s uploaded. Is it any good? I don’t know. But, my third book is about to be released into the wild. I’m not sure what I expect from this book. Probably safest not to expect anything at all. I’m starting a new pen name, and not telling any real life people about… Continue reading Book #3
You know if I’m silent, I haven’t written much. Week #11 was only 1478 words. Week #12 was only 1655 Week #13 was only 1610 words. Not. Good. Enough! Why so slow? I can easily write that much in a day (I did, today) and yet I have weeks on end of that being my… Continue reading Week #13 check-in (tip-toeing along)
Well, we’re only ten days into March and I’ve already almost written as much as I did in Feb! Yay! This week didn’t get off to the best start, but finished well: 4th March: 315 5th March: 78 6th March: 236 7th March: 1805 8th March: 522 9th March: 2119 10th March: 1106 Weekly total: 6181… Continue reading Week #10 check-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)