Words Written: 9582
That’s all I’m posting this month regarding words because I wrote what I needed to and that’s all that matters. Sure it would have been nice to write the first 10k in my next book, but it also would have been nice to not be so sick through the entire holiday season. My body hates me apparently.
Books Sold: 284
Pages Read: 36,300
Free Downloads: 1400
My books sold are down from last month which kind of stinks, but my pages read and free downloads are up. I released the third book in my second series in the middle of the month, later than I had originally planned, and I ran a bknights promo. Overall, money wise I made more this month, but I’m really hoping for an upward trend and I’ve sort of stalled out. At least that’s how it feels.
I ended up not updating the paperback edition of my 1st book, but creating a paperback edition for the 1st book in my 2nd series. Not sure what spurred it on, but it’s done and I’m waiting for a proof. That’s pretty much it for December.
Some Year-End Data
Total Expenses: $717
Total Revenue: $3,560
Works Published: 20
Words Written: 251,550
All of that is an increase from last year and I’m very happy with all of it.
2016 Self-Publishing and Writing Goals
Write my series crossover book, edit, and publish
Write three books in a new paranormal romance series
Increase daily word count to 2500 words
Put more money earned toward my self-publishing instead of boring things like paying off debt
Make paperback editions of all of my books
Write and publish 10 books (I’ll be happy with 8-9 though)
Run more promotions (I can feel it, this is going to be the year I get a Bookbub)
I think that’s about it, I’ll update this monthly, though. What is everyone else planning to do in 2016?