March 2015 Numbers

Words

Word Count Goal:                              7700

Words Written:                                   21743

Days I didn’t write but should have:  0

Very happy with those numbers, I was very close to writing more words than January. I wrote and published three ERROMs and the rest of my words are on the supernatural cozy mystery I’ve decided to write.

I’ve been doing a lot of research into cozy mysteries and I’ve realized there’s a lot I don’t know. I’ve purchased several and I’ve found an amazing website, so for now I’m in research mode and I write scenes as they come to me. It’s a new way of writing, not very linear, and I don’t know how it’s going to work, but almost every day I wrote on it I had no problems reaching my word count.

I’m excited and a little bummed that I have to go back to writing an ERROM, because of that I’m leaning toward re-editing my original book, Stolen Memories, and releasing it under a new title and with my new pen name. It’s longer, almost 50k words, but I might make more money from it. I’ve got a third of the sequel already written, I stopped writing because I didn’t enjoy it.

I see a cycle developing in my writing. The side that wants to write and make money wars with the side that wants to write something I enjoy. I’ve read that you should find a way to compromise, but so far I’ve been unsuccessful with that goal. Stolen Memories was a Sci-Fi romance meant to be ridiculously over the top, but I didn’t enjoy having to write all that sexual build up and tension and then sex. Sex sells, though, and I’m not sure if I could write a book without it and feel like I’m writing a romance.

I love to read romance, but kind of feel like a fraud when I write it because I personally don’t believe that there is only one man out there for a woman. Love is at the same time not that complicated but so much more. That’s a personal opinion and I’ve veered way off course. I’ll try to remember to come back to this in a future blog post.

 

Sales

Books Sold:                            7

Free Downloads:                     136

KDP Select Downloads:         20

That’s a decrease from February but still up from January so I’m alright with that, apparently witches sell better than billionaires, at least for me. Since I am leaning toward releasing Stolen Memories again, re-worked, I’m hoping that I’ll make a little bit more from a larger work. We’ll see what happens, and I’ll keep you guys updated.

Thanks for reading and I enjoy your feedback!

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