End of October

Well another month has gone by as a published author. Sales wise it was a poor month for me but since I didn’t do any promoting, other than this blog and  the occasional post on kindleboards, I think that’s to be expected. I sold 15 in the US and India with one borrow and I sold 3 in the UK. I did not release anything new but I was able to work on two projects. I’m about halfway through writing the first draft of book 2 in the Twin Moons of Andove series and I’ve finished 2 episodes in the Chronicles of Amelia Bennett with 1k words written on a third. I’ve also posted several blogs and on a non-writing note I went to Japan. So over all, even with the small sales, October was a pretty awesome month. Japan really gave it a boost though.

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) the challenge is to write 50k words in the month. I’m not sure if even when I was unemployed I was able to write this many words in a month. Maybe. Anyway, I tried to complete this in August when they had a Camp NaNoWriMo and I got just over 17k words written when I got distracted. I have an idea I think I could work on this month but because I already have two projects going on plus a new job I don’t think it would be a good idea to start another. I really need to get something finished, I’m starting to wonder if Stolen Memories was just a fluke. Maybe it was the one book I will ever finish. *Wild Eyes*

Ok I’ve calmed down. I know I can do this, I’ve already done it once before. Aren’t things supposed to get easier the more times you do them?!?

Plans for November:

Send 3 episodes to be edited, hopefully get them back and published as well

Write 10k on Book 2 of the Twin Moons of Andove

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2 comments

  1. Hi, Kristine. I can easily recall my happiness at selling 4 or 5 hard copies a month, and I can recall selling 10 Kindle versions a month and how tickled I was at that times. Do not allow yourself to become discouraged by slow sales; Do not ever quit on yourself. Marketing and promoting yourself as an author is perhaps a skill set even more important than writing well (or writing lots). Sell yourself; then readers will begin to buy your books. Building yourself as a ‘Brand’ is vital to getting people you’ve never met (and probably never will meet) to see you as an author they want to read. Readers recall author’s names and only then recall what titles they’ve written. I wish you well!

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  2. Thank you for your encouragement. I go through highs were it doesn’t matter if I don’t sell anything to lows where everyone hates me so I’m never going to write again. Thankfully most of the time I’m in the middle somewhere. I’m working on creating a brand, my blog is really helping me figure out what kind of writer I am, so hopefully that will help. I’ve never been the best at selling myself. Trying to convince my husband that we could be an amazing team, I’ll write he can be marketing.

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