Saturday, 24 June 2017

A final Hail Mary

Do not expect anything to happen, I don't

At the moment, I have over 30 e-books for sale on Draft2Digital, and despite the site having nine sales platforms, I rarely sell more than ten e-books in any month. I have no doubt the additional platforms on Smashwords will mean little difference to my sales.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

The Mormons

The Mormons are welcome to my wages as a bestseller writer
On the bus yesterday were two Mormon young ladies, I had to smile to myself as years ago I was asked if I'd donate 1/3 of my wages to the church. 

I thought, "You're welcome to all my earnings as a writer, but you get far on $1 a week."

Monday, 19 June 2017

If I though it mattered

The heatwave
I had planned to edit this book this week, but if I thought it mattered, I'd be worried because the heatwave has drained me so much I would be behind schedule. 

As I said - if I thought it mattered - which I know it doesn't

Am I going mad?

Is it the result of stress?
For years, my friends have told me that it is my vivid imagination that portrays random images like these flakes of paint on my wall as faces to me, but after the fire and the last two months of constant stress - I believe I am losing the slender grip on reality I had.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Am I appreciated?

It isn't about the money
   It isn't about the money to me, an #ebook sale means somebody appreciated the time and effort I put into writing the story.

At the moment, my sales have me questioning my ability as a #writer.

 People are happy to read my blogs because they are FREE, but fewer people are willing to how a belief in my writing by buying my work, even though the e-books are at cutthroat prices.

 For the few cents I make with a sale, writing has to be because I want to write, which I do, but only if I think I am appreciated

Bucket list item number 4

Soon to be a paperback
As I paid for a book cover, I may as well use the cover for my final attempt to make some money #writing.

In the next month, I hope to bring Aliyah out in paperback and thereby crossing one more item off my bucket list and ending my short career as a #writer.

Gone girl

Fare thee well
Not even the beautiful singer, Janey Kirk's photo, can bring sales to my romance story, so after three years and no sales. It's time to drop the book and say I wasted over a year of my life writing something nobody wanted - nothing new for me.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Warhammer Limited Editions

E-books only

 I lost so many  Warhammer  Limited Editions in the fire that I decided this book will be the last LE I buy.

 From now on it will only be e-books.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Warhammer losses

Gone in a blaze
Five weeks ago our house was ravaged by a fire. In the aftermath of the fire, I could have lost hundreds of pounds worth of books from Many like this are irreplaceable as they were limited editions signed by the writer.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

The Great Division

Being a #BestSeller
You would imagine being a #writer with a vivid imagination, not writing would be hard, for me it is easy.

The beginning of the process starts when I view the number of  #ebooks I have for sale against the e-books that are selling. The ratio is 37: 1, don't be fooled by the fact my#scifi series has sold almost 800 e-books in three and a half years, one of the seven books has sold nearly 70% of my sales - so what about the rest? 

 The next stage is the sales, not for the money but for the appreciation, the only way I can tell if my writing is appreciated is by the number of sales, and what sells.

The kicker is when I look at how long it takes me to write and edit a book and the pittance I get - if it sells. People say Amazon reviews help sales, I've never had any; there again, I have sold only a handful of books on #Amazon in five years.