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What I Learned in 2015 as an Indie Writer in the Self-Publishing Industry: Full Sales Figures and Strategy

What I Learned in 2015 as an Indie Writer in the Self-Publishing Industry: Full Sales Figures and Strategy

Well, it's time for my "what I learned as an indie writer in self-publishing" for 2015. At the beginning of this year, my goals were:

  • Write and publish two books.
  • Have my three Cinderella's Secret Witch Diaries Series books turned into audiobooks for Audible.
  • Build my email list up with my readers.

Did I meet my goals? Did I make money or lose it? Where did I net out at the end of the year? Read more to find out!

Write a Novel in One Month (and it's not NaNoWriMo)

Write a Novel in One Month (and it's not NaNoWriMo)

I started writing when I was 9 years old. I'm 44 now. In all of that time, I have never written a novel in one month. In fact, to be honest, I always thought that people who did NaNoWriMo were way overachievers and I couldn't understand why they would want to do that. Why would someone want to write an entire novel in 30 days? Just didn't make any sense to me.

What I Learned in 2014 as an Indie Writer in the Self-Publishing Industry

What I Learned in 2014 as an Indie Writer in the Self-Publishing Industry

For you fellow writers out there and those of you who are thinking about getting into the self-publishing industry, here are my sales numbers for 2014. I have been working at writing and publishing books since 2011 and I wanted to once again be transparent and share with you how I did in 2014. And, if you're interested, here are my sales from 2012 and 2013.

Writing a Novel Sucks (Or Does IT?)

Writing a Novel Sucks (Or Does IT?)

What's it like to write a novel? Some days it sucks. Just like work. You get up, try really hard, but the neurons aren't firing right, but you keep on going anyway. Other days are a pure joy. I was in a blue writing funk last month but made a public commitment to redouble my efforts and push on to finish the first draft of my latest novel. I share this with you so that you can see that it's not all skipping through the daisies. Writing is work and it's hard. But it's also not impossible, just takes discipline and perseverance.