New Writer Podcast Episode 30 – Lessons from the First Year of NWP

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The Weekly Update

Writing:

I’ve been seriously slacking this week. It isn’t a matter of motivation or dedication, either. I’ve just had some really crappy word count days. I’ve been getting up at butt crack early to write, which is what has kept me floating, but most night’s I’ve eaten dirt after work. I have managed to keep my 750 words streak going and am currently sitting at 45 days without missing.

Non-Fiction: 8040

Space Opera: 4901

Other: 6981

Total: 19,922

Book Sales:

I’m still having a surprisingly good August on sales. I sold 7 more books this week, meaning I’m still averaging more than a book every day. Of course, they don’t actually come in like that, but I’ll take it for what it is.

Something strange did happen this week, and my free downloads of Choices dropped pretty significantly in the last two days. I’m not sure if Amazon did something to the algorithms, but there is something worth investigating there if I ever get the motivation to do that.

I’ve reset my promotional goals, too. I don’t think I’m going to try to push on any of my books until I am where I want to be as a writer. I’ll talk more about that in a minute, but for now, here are the numbers:

Choices: 0 sales, 28 Downloads

Fallout: 5 Sales – $10.30

Summons: 2 Sales – $4.12

Tragedy: 0, 0

Purpose: 0,0

Alcohologist Chronicles: 8 free downloads

So, I am actually growing in sales numbers. It is incredibly slow, much slower than I would like, but I am growing. That’s all that really matters, right?

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