Today I finally got back to the novel. I wrote 1,622 words on it. I also think I found my new routine for a while: a 3.5 hour block in my calendar for writing and a timer set for 3 hours of leisurely writing. ← Leisurely is the key word there. I don’t like pushingContinue reading “Daily writing – Monday, Jan. 27, 2020”
As I said in my last post, I seem to be feeling better today (those sleep habits coming into play again) so I’m expecting myself to get some real writing done today. Luckily I woke up feeling good today and hopeful and even a little inspired so maybe I’m getting there. :-) I’ve had aContinue reading “Daily post – Jan. 23, 2020 – Thursday – Part one”
Here’s the thing. When I set out to make writing my source of income, I knew what I was getting into. I’d been married to someone who did contract work for a while cutting lumber and I have a dad who did that for a while, too, and who worked as a mason for some-oddContinue reading “Look, unrealistic expectations will kill your dreams”
For years I’ve avoided thinking of writing as work. I’ve even written a blog post about how writing is not a job, and after re-reading that, I stand behind what I said about it not being a job. However, I’ve also started to have a realization that for me, maybe doing everything I can toContinue reading “Writing as work”
I didn’t think December would make it, not with how quickly sales slowed down toward the end of the month, but it does now appear that December has become my best earning month to date for my self-publishing business (highest revenue and most units sold). The numbers are preliminary and do not include my international salesContinue reading “December has become my best sales month”
Of course, I’m too introverted to actually say that on KBoards. :D But it’s true. The survivorship bias is huge on the boards, because no one wants to talk about what it means to earn a living writing, and yet not be one of the superstars. Some of that is because quite often any incomeContinue reading “KBoards needs a reality check”
It’s come to my attention after a bit of back of the napkin math this evening that I’ve been giving lip service to the idea of prioritizing my income producing series while I’ve been avoiding just that thing. That back of the napkin math has shown me the error of my ways. If I focusContinue reading “Prioritizing an income producing series”
A rambling essay about choices, reasons, systems, and goals. Eh. It’s also about writing stuff.
The end of the daily writing summaries.
For the record, writing fiction is not a job for me. It’s asset creation, pure and simple.