Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Indie Life

If you're looking for this month's IWSG post it is here.


A couple of weeks ago, I published my first item, a novelette titled Snowbound. I did it without much fanfare, but I've sold a few copies through Amazon and Smashwords, so far.  I've surprised myself in that I haven't spent every day checking my sales ranking.

My indie journey is slowly taking shape. I recently set up a five year plan for my writing, hoping that it will give me some motivation to actually put some effort into the whole thing. So, my action plan is as follows:

Five Year Action Plan:
Make writing a self supporting business.
  • Publish two novels a year.
  • Make enough money writing to count as a part time job.
  • Make each story, every book, better than the last. To always grow and improve as a writer.

And in support of the Five Year Plan, I've created a One Year Plan:
  • Publish Weaver by March of this year.
  • Have Weaver break even in regards to the money I've put into it. (This would require me to sell about 70 e-book copies. That's doable, isn't it?)
  • Finish writing, and publish, a second novel later this year.
So that's my plan for this year, and the future. It would be awesome if I could get this whole thing off the ground. It's been a long time coming for me.

4 comments:

  1. Wow, two novels a year! That's impressively ambitious to my ears. Congrats on Snowbound! Off to check it out now.

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